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Supertest: Tier X Soviet Aircraft Carrier Admiral Nakhimov

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Historical background

The Admiral Nakhimov is a what-if conversion of a Sovestky Soyuz-class battleship conversion. Unlike the Manfred von Richtofen and Max Immelmann, it’s actually a pretty good WG-made conversion that doesn’t make you feel like pouring bleach in your eyes.

Compared to the other tier X carriers, the Admiral Nakhimov’s squadrons all have a Repair consumable.

Ship’s preview

Camouflage

For the classic reminder, this is a ship in testing, anything can change so don’t look at her like she would already be released.

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Modules

Hull
Attack Aircraft
Skip Bombers
Torpedo Bombers
Propulsion
icon_module_Hull_installedAdmiral Nakhimov

‎Lavochkin La-5FN

‎Kochyerigin OPB (M-82)

‎Chyetverikov PT-1 (M-82)
icon_module_Engine_installedPropulsion: 231 000 hp

‎‎‎Lavochkin La-9

‎‎‎Sukhoi Su-6 (AM-42)

‎Polikarpov VIT-2 (VK-107)

Ship and stock planes

General Characteristics

Tier X
Health 67 100 HP
Torpedo damage reduction 25 %
Displacement 58 500 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 273.55 m
Beam 44.11 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 33.0 m
Freeboard 13.73 m
Aircraft on deck
Attack Aircrafts 16
Skip Bombers 16
Torpedo Bombers 16
Secondary Armament
130 mm/58 on a BL-132 mount 6 x 4 130 mm
Maximum Firing Range 7.300 km
Anti-Air Armament
130 mm/58 on a BL-132 mount 6 x 4 130 mm
57 mm ZIF-75 mount 8 x 5 57 mm
Maximum speed 31.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 1 160 m
Rudder Shift Time 17.1 s
Surface Detectability 15.12 km
Air Detectability 13.36 km
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Fighter
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 600 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Patrol Radius: 3.0 km
Planes in a squadron: 4

Attack Aircrafts

Attack Aircrafts – ‎Lavochkin La-5FN

Tier IX
Hitpoints per plane 1 050
Cruise speed 161 knots
Maximum speed 201 knots
JATO speed boost +20%
JATO duration 5 s
Engine boost time 5 s
Engine boost reload time 10 s
Size of attacking flight 8
Aircraft per squadron 8
Rocket type HE S-21
Rocket per plane 2
Machine gun sequence 3.6 s
Maximum rocket damage 4 050
HE penetration capacity 40 mm
Explosion size 1.07
Fire chance 22 %
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 63 s
Aircraft on deck 16
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Engine Cooling
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Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Patrol fighter
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 10 s
Aircraft per squadron: 7
Patrol radius: 3.5 km
Repair
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Repair speed: 10% HP/s

Skip Bombers

Skip bomber – ‎Kochyerigin OPB (M-82)

Tier IX
Hitpoints per plane 1 250
Cruise speed 122 knots
Maximum speed 158 knots
JATO speed boost +50%
JATO duration 10 s
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 8
Aircraft per squadron 8
Bomb type FAB-500
Bomb per plane 1
Maximum bomb damage 8 700
HE penetration capacity 54 mm
Explosion size 1.9
Fire chance 49 %
Number of skips 3
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 72 s
Aircraft on deck 16
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Patrol fighter
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 10 s
Aircraft per squadron: 7
Patrol radius: 3.5 km
Repair
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Repair speed: 10% HP/s

Torpedo Bombers

Torpedo bomber – Chyetverikov PT-1 (M-82)

Tier IX
Hitpoints per plane 1 410
Cruise speed 122 knots
Maximum speed 160 knots
JATO speed boost +50%
JATO duration 10 s
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 8
Aircraft per squadron 8
Torpedo type 45-36AN-A
Torpedoes per plane 1
Maximum torpedo damage 4 533
Maximum torpedo range 6.0 km
Torpedo speed 41 knots
Torpedo arming time 7.5 s
Flooding chance 39%
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 73 s
Aircraft on deck 12
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Patrol fighter
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 10 s
Aircraft per squadron: 7
Patrol radius: 3.5 km
Repair
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Repair speed: 10% HP/s

Secondary Armament

6 x 4 130 mm/58 on a BL-132 mount
Maximum Firing Range 7.300 km
Reloading Time 5.0 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – HE-42
Alpha Damage 1 800 HP
Damage 500 HP
HE penetration 22 mm
Explosion Size 0.43
Chance to Cause Fire 8 %
Projectile Speed 950 m/s
Air Drag 0.291
Projectile Mass 33.0 kg

Anti-air Armament

6 x 4 130 mm/58 on a BL-132 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 77
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 270
Flak clouds number 10
Flak cloud damage 1 890
8 x 4 57 mm ZIF-75 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 93
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 326

Upgraded planes

Attack Aircrafts

Attack Aircrafts – ‎Lavochkin La-9

Tier X
Hitpoints per plane 1 090
Cruise speed 168 knots
Maximum speed 208 knots
JATO speed boost +20%
JATO duration 5 s
Engine boost time 5 s
Engine boost reload time 10 s
Size of attacking flight 8
Aircraft per squadron 8
Rocket type HE S-21
Rocket per plane 4
Machine gun sequence 3.6 s
Maximum rocket damage 4 050
HE penetration capacity 40 mm
Explosion size 1.07
Fire chance 22 %
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 70 s
Aircraft on deck 16
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Patrol fighter
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 10 s
Aircraft per squadron: 7
Patrol radius: 3.5 km
Repair
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Repair speed: 10% HP/s

Skip Bombers

Skip bomber – Sukhoi Su-6 (AM-42)

Tier X
Hitpoints per plane 1 310
Cruise speed 125 knots
Maximum speed 162 knots
JATO speed boost +50%
JATO duration 10 s
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 8
Aircraft per squadron 8
Bomb type FAB-500
Bomb per plane 1
Maximum bomb damage 8 700
HE penetration capacity 54 mm
Explosion size 1.9
Fire chance 49 %
Number of skips 3
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 80 s
Aircraft on deck 16
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Patrol fighter
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 10 s
Aircraft per squadron: 7
Patrol radius: 3.5 km
Repair
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Repair speed: 10% HP/s

Torpedo Bombers

Torpedo bomber – Polikarpov VIT-2 (VK-107)

Tier X
Hitpoints per plane 1 470
Cruise speed 124 knots
Maximum speed 162 knots
JATO speed boost +50%
JATO duration 10 s
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 8
Aircraft per squadron 8
Torpedo type 45-36AN-B
Torpedoes per plane 1
Maximum torpedo damage 4 200
Maximum torpedo range 6.0 km
Torpedo speed 41 knots
Torpedo arming time 7.5 s
Flooding chance 45%
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 81 s
Aircraft on deck 12
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Patrol fighter
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 10 s
Aircraft per squadron: 7
Patrol radius: 3.5 km
Repair
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Repair speed: 10% HP/s

The Armor

While you might expect that Admiral Nakhimov would be the tankiest tier X carrier in terms of armor, it’s actually the absolute opposite. The flight deck is only 50 mm thick and the main belt is only 125 mm or 150 mm thick.

Also, for the horizontal protection, there are only the 50 mm flight deck and the 90 mm citadel which are very close to each other. This means that the Nakhimov can more than likely get clapped by AP bombs.

External armor protection

Citadel armor protection

Hidden armor in the bow and stern

Personal Opinion

We are still looking at the same, non-neglectable issue of the Soviet carriers, the combination of low HP and low speed. This means that trying to go for grouped-up ships will be an absolute pain unless we consider the combination of skip bombs and the repair.
However, there is something we just can’t neglect and it’s the massive alpha strike potential of these squadrons.

I’m still definitely waiting to see the ship in action but on paper, with careful playstyle, there is definitely some potential now that the torpedoes don’t take ages to arm and are faster.

Easter Egg

Inside the commanding bridge of the Nakhimov, just like on Pobeda, there is a map of the Kandalaksha Gulf in the White Sea. Again, I have no idea of why it’s there.

Sidenote

Ah right… I heard that a lot of people believe that the Nakhimov has an angled deck. She doesn’t.

What people thought to be an angled deck are just catapults on each side of the flight deck.

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2 thoughts on “Supertest: Tier X Soviet Aircraft Carrier Admiral Nakhimov

  1. Still pissed we didn’t get Project 72 (Move Kronshtadt conversion to tier 10 cuz technology difference) or Project Kostromitinov for tier 10, We still got one of them left and izmail conversion to make enough premiums. But we got this impossible conversion and the Chkalov…

    1. Yeah, it’s weird that WG went for a completely made-up Sovestky Soyuz conversion instead of any of actual 1940s Soviet designs.

      I’m also disappointed that we aren’t getting the Tu-91 Boot for the Tier X torpedo bomber. Instead of the first ever Soviet aircraft actual designed to be carrier-based, WG went with a land-based dive bomber that was never even conceived of as carrying a torpedo.

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