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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

TierX
Health67 100 HP
Torpedo damage reduction25 %
Displacement58 500 tons
Dimensions
Overall length273.55 m
Beam44.11 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)33.0 m
Freeboard13.73 m
Aircraft on deck
Attack Aircrafts16
Skip Bombers16
Torpedo Bombers16
Secondary Armament
130 mm/58 on a BL-132 mount6 x 4 130 mm
Maximum Firing Range7.300 km
Anti-Air Armament
130 mm/58 on a BL-132 mount6 x 4 130 mm
57 mm ZIF-75 mount8 x 5 57 mm
Maximum speed31.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius1 160 m
Rudder Shift Time17.1 s
Surface Detectability15.12 km
Air Detectability13.36 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

TierIX
Hitpoints per plane1 050
Cruise speed161 knots
Maximum speed201 knots
JATO speed boost+20%
JATO duration5 s
Engine boost time5 s
Engine boost reload time10 s
Size of attacking flight8
Aircraft per squadron8
Rocket typeHE S-21
Rocket per plane2
Machine gun sequence3.6 s
Maximum rocket damage4 050
HE penetration capacity40 mm
Explosion size1.07
Fire chance22 %
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time63 s
Aircraft on deck16
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 – ‎Kochyerigin OPB (M-82)

TierIX
Hitpoints per plane1 250
Cruise speed122 knots
Maximum speed158 knots
JATO speed boost+50%
JATO duration10 s
Engine boost time20 s
Engine boost reload time40 s
Size of attacking flight8
Aircraft per squadron8
Bomb typeFAB-500
Bomb per plane1
Maximum bomb damage8 700
HE penetration capacity54 mm
Explosion size1.9
Fire chance49 %
Number of skips3
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time72 s
Aircraft on deck16
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)

TierIX
Hitpoints per plane1 410
Cruise speed122 knots
Maximum speed160 knots
JATO speed boost+50%
JATO duration10 s
Engine boost time20 s
Engine boost reload time40 s
Size of attacking flight8
Aircraft per squadron8
Torpedo type45-36AN-A
Torpedoes per plane1
Maximum torpedo damage4 533
Maximum torpedo range6.0 km
Torpedo speed41 knots
Torpedo arming time7.5 s
Flooding chance39%
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time73 s
Aircraft on deck12
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 Range7.300 km
Reloading Time5.0 s
Sigma1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – HE-42
Alpha Damage1 800 HP
Damage500 HP
HE penetration22 mm
Explosion Size0.43
Chance to Cause Fire8 %
Projectile Speed950 m/s
Air Drag0.291
Projectile Mass33.0 kg

Anti-air Armament

6 x 4 130 mm/58 on a BL-132 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage77
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second270
Flak clouds number10
Flak cloud damage1 890
8 x 4 57 mm ZIF-75 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage93
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second326

Upgraded planes

Attack Aircrafts

Attack Aircrafts – ‎Lavochkin La-9

TierX
Hitpoints per plane1 090
Cruise speed168 knots
Maximum speed208 knots
JATO speed boost+20%
JATO duration5 s
Engine boost time5 s
Engine boost reload time10 s
Size of attacking flight8
Aircraft per squadron8
Rocket typeHE S-21
Rocket per plane4
Machine gun sequence3.6 s
Maximum rocket damage4 050
HE penetration capacity40 mm
Explosion size1.07
Fire chance22 %
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time70 s
Aircraft on deck16
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)

TierX
Hitpoints per plane1 310
Cruise speed125 knots
Maximum speed162 knots
JATO speed boost+50%
JATO duration10 s
Engine boost time20 s
Engine boost reload time40 s
Size of attacking flight8
Aircraft per squadron8
Bomb typeFAB-500
Bomb per plane1
Maximum bomb damage8 700
HE penetration capacity54 mm
Explosion size1.9
Fire chance49 %
Number of skips3
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time80 s
Aircraft on deck16
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)

TierX
Hitpoints per plane1 470
Cruise speed124 knots
Maximum speed162 knots
JATO speed boost+50%
JATO duration10 s
Engine boost time20 s
Engine boost reload time40 s
Size of attacking flight8
Aircraft per squadron8
Torpedo type45-36AN-B
Torpedoes per plane1
Maximum torpedo damage4 200
Maximum torpedo range6.0 km
Torpedo speed41 knots
Torpedo arming time7.5 s
Flooding chance45%
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time81 s
Aircraft on deck12
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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15,466 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…

  2. 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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