World of Warships

Supertest: Soviet Tier VIII Premium Cruiser Pyotr Bagration

Next to the Ochakov, we are also getting a second Tier VIII Premium cruiser, the Pyotr Bagration.

The Pyotr Bagration is a bit of an oddball among the upcoming Russian cruisers. Firstly, it doesn’t have Surveillance Radar. Secondly, it sits between the light cruisers since she has the standard cruiser dispersion and the heavy cruisers for her strong AP, short AP fuse time and strong armor protection.

The ship is based on one of the variations of the Project 65 of cruisers from the Soviet Navy. This project was part of the 1946-1955 shipbuilding program. There were 2 main variants with the first being armed with 152 mm guns and the second with 180 mm guns.

In the end, this project was canceled in 1951 in favor of more ships of the Sverdlov-class (Project 68 bis).

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Modules
Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

Pyotr Bagration

Propulsion: 132 000 hp

GFCS VIII mod. 1

180 mm/57 MK-3-180M

53-36 mod. 2

Characteristics
GeneralMain BatterySecondariesTorpedo TubesAir DefenseConsumables
Tier VIII
Health 42 000 HP
Displacement  17 101 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 17.980 km
180 mm/57 MK-3-180M 3 x 3 180 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 5.000 km
100 mm/70 SM-5-1s 8 x 2 100 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 8.000 km
533 mm Quintuple PTA-53-68-bis 2 x 5 533 mm
Maximum speed 34.5 kts
Turning Circle Radius 890 m
Rudder Shift Time 10.5 s
Surface Detectability 12.6 km
Air Detectability 7.41 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 6.7 km

3 x 3 180 mm/57 MK-3-180M
 Maximum Firing Range 17.980 km
 Reloading Time 12.5 s
180 Degree Turn Time 22.5 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 35°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 49°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 157 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – HE-32
Alpha Damage 2 500 HP
Damage 1 010 HP
Penetration capacity  30 mm
Explosion size 0.73
Fire chance 13 %
Projectile Speed 920 m/s
Air Drag 0.265
Projectile Mass 109.2
Type of Projectile AP – AP-35
Alpha Damage 4 550 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 930 m/s
Air Drag 0.278
Projectile Mass 109.2
Projectile Krupp 2 370
Projectile Detonator 0.022 s
Detonator threshold 30 mm

8 x 2 100 mm/70 SM-5-1s
Maximum Firing Range 5.000 km
Reloading Time 4.0 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – HE-55
Alpha Damage 1 400 HP
Damage 310 HP
HE penetration 17 mm
Explosion Size 0.29
Chance to Cause Fire 6 %
Projectile Speed 1 000 m/s
Air Drag 0.295
Projectile Mass 15.6
2 x 5 533 mm Quintuple PTA-53-68-bis
53-36 mod. 2
Reloading Time 131 s
Maximum Distance 8.0 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 41°
Damage 14 400
Flooding Chance 240 %
Speed 55 kt
Surface Detectability 1.1 km

8 x 2 100 mm/70 SM-5-1s
Sector range 0.1 km – 5.8 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 54
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 189
Flak clouds number 6
Flak cloud damage 1 330
8 x 2 45 mm CM-16
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 45
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 158
4 x 4 25 mm 4M-120
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 85 %
Sector’s damage 20
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 70
Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party I
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Defensive AA Fire I
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Continuous DPS: +50%
DPS from flak clouds: +300%
Damage Control Party II
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Defensive AA Fire II
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Continuous DPS: +50%
DPS from flak clouds: +300%
Hydroacoustic Search I
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Ship spotting distance: 5.0 km
Torpedo spotting distance: 3.5 km
Hydroacoustic Search II
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Ship spotting distance: 5.0 km
Torpedo spotting distance: 3.5 km

The armor

Capture

The Pyotr Bagration presents a very good armor scheme for a tier VIII light cruiser with a full spaced armor scheme and even an extended belt on the bow.

The bow section

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The bow is 25 mm thick just like most tier VIII cruisers but she gets an extra in the form of a 40 mm extended belt.

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For the upper casemate, it’s only 19 mm thick.

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The citadel’s athwartship is 180 mm thick for the upper part and 16 mm thick for the lower underwater part.

The middle section

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The deck of the Pyotr Bagration is 27 mm thick. However, since she is categorized as a light cruiser, her side armor is only 25 mm thick.

For the main belt, it’s 152 mm thick.

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When it comes to the citadel that is in space armor configuration, it is 40 mm thick. This will make her citadel quite trolly since it’s… basically the same scenario as the Henri IV.

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The ship presents a quite unusual plating. In fact, above the citadel side armor, there is a 30 mm plating that goes all the way up to the deck.
I actually wonder if that means that the upper side armor also counts as a spaced armor or not. If it’s the case, this ship has a SERIOUS armor advantage compared to other tier VIII cruisers.

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For the horizontal protection, the main armor deck is 75 mm thick soooo… well AP bombs just go through.

The stern section

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For the stern, it’s 25 mm thick except around the steering gears where there is a 100 mm external plating.

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For the upper casemate, it’s only 19 mm thick.

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When it comes to the citadel athwartship, the upper part is 180 mm thick and the lower part is 16 mm thick.

The superstructure

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The superstructure is 13 mm thick and is fairly high and large. Destroyers will have plenty to shoot at.

The turrets

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For a cruiser, the turret protection is quite good. The face is 175 mm thick with a 39° slope. The sides are 120 mm thick at the front and 100 mm thick at the rear. For the roof, the front is 120 mm thick and the rear is 80 mm thick.

Personal opinion

So far, I don’t really know what to think of this ship. The armor is great, the anti-air is good but except that… there isn’t much to look at in terms of utility since she doesn’t have a Surveillance Radar and will simply be a roaming cruiser with on top of that, not the best DPM.

Now… if Wargaming gives her Hydroacoustic Search and Defensive AA Fire in separated slot but also buff her reload, she might be an interesting ship.

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