Blagorodnyy

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Blagorodnyy
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Blagorodnyy
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Description

The Pr.56-PLO, Blagorodnyy, 1978 (lit. "Noble") was a Project 56 (Kotlin-class) destroyer, which were the last gun-only destroyers built for the Soviet Navy. The Project 56 destroyers were improved, scaled down, and modified versions of the previous experimental Project 41 Neustrashimy destroyer, better suited for large scale production as they were smaller, cheaper, and easier to build in large quantities. Blagorodnyy was laid down on 5th March 1955 and commissioned on 30th June 1957. From 30th June 1957, she was part of the Black Sea Fleet where she participated in various exercises and training duties. In 1963, Blagorodnyy underwent modernization to PLO standard which meant strengthening of anti-submarine capabilities by installing four anti-submarine rocket launchers with two astern and two in front of the bridge as well as replacing the older radars for newer types. Between 1973 and 1976 when the ship was undergoing repairs, one of the torpedo launchers was removed and a deckhouse together with two twin 25 mm 2M-3 automatic cannons was installed in its place. On 21st March 1980, while performing combat duty in the Mediterranean, Blagorodnyy collided with hydrographic research vessel Memory of Mercury. Blagorodnyy was decommissioned on 25th April 1989 and sold for scrap in 1992.

Blagorodnyy was introduced in Update "Drone Age" as a GE premium. She is a modified version of the previous Neustrashimy-class destroyer, sharing the same hull design, magazine locations, as well as the air track and search radar Fut-N. The secondary 45 mm guns are split into one behind each main armament turrets and two between funnels on each side of hull, unlike two behind each main armament turrets on Neustrashimy. She is depicted in her 1978 configuration, with strengthened anti-submarine capabilities and additional anti-aircraft armaments. The Blagorodnyy's propulsion is divided into two sections with boilers and transmission paired under each funnel, so direct hit into one section does not leave the ship dead in the water.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower20 / 10 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement3 230 t
Crew284 people

The design of Project 56 destroyers are identical: in Blagorodnyy's case, it is the "PLO" ASW variant of the family. Both the hull and superstructure are made of steel at 16 mm and 4 mm respectively. While it is sufficient to stop lower calibre autocannons without any AP shell, the secondary cannons of ships at this BR will very like penetrate the hull, even HE shells. Like most destroyers at its rank, the ammo storage is right below the turrets and both 130 mm and 45 mm ammunition stored closely, the abundance of ammo will very likely result in a detonation or total destruction if either one is ignited.

In case of extra protection, parts of the ship are covered mostly by anti-shrapnel armour of 10 mm thickness by the funnel, torpedo control room, face of SM-20-ZIF, etc., with some area at higher or lower thickness. While this is nowhere sufficient from direct hits, it can at least save the ship from shrapnel of near-misses.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB89 / 40 km/h
RB72 / 32 km/h

Thanks to the 4 GTZA TV-8 steam turbine engines onboard, the Blagorodnyy can push up to 72 km/h (38.9 kn). The speed itself is very sufficient for it to leave the heated combat zone or flanking enemies with relative ease.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 89 40
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 72 32

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 918 Sl icon.png
RB2 295 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts360 000 Sl icon.png
Aces820 Ge icon.png
Research Aces870 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 290 / 600 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 160 / 160 / 160 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Damage Control Division
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Fire Division
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Smokescreen
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Shrapnel Protection
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Ventilation
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Bomb mortar

Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 130 mm/58 SM-2-1 cannon
Ammunition500 rounds
Vertical guidance-8° / 82°

A common feature of Soviet destroyers is their 130 mm turrets. In Blagorodnyy's case, it is armed with 2 x SM-2-1 130 mm dual mount on the front and rear of the hull. Thanks to the advancement of technology, it has a faster traverse speed than the B-2LM mounts of previous destroyers and let alone the single B-13 mounts. The new SAP and HE-VT shell also prove its capability to take down enemy vessels up to light cruisers given the shots does extensive damage against their internal modules. The 130 mm SM-2-1 turrets are equipped with ZF-42R HE-VT shells, the sheer calibre of the gun is more than enough to scare off enemies' planes even at longer ranges or higher altitude thanks to its anti-aircraft radar onboard with leading indicator. If any aircraft comes within its explosion radius, it is very unlikely that it can survive the salvoes.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
OF-42 HE HE 37 37 37 37 37 37
PB-42 SAP SAPCBC 204 174 134 104 82 57
ZS-42R HE-VT HE-VT 35 35 35 35 35 35
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
OF-42 HE HE 950 33.4 0 0.1 3.83 79° 80° 81°
PB-42 SAP SAPCBC 950 33.4 0.04 5 2.21 48° 63° 71°
Proximity-fused shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Arming
distance (m)
Trigger
radius (m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
ZS-42R HE-VT HE-VT 955 33.08 0 0.1 240 16 3 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret4 x 45 mm/89 SM-20-ZIF automatic cannon
Ammunition8000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min

Most destroyers at this rank have extensive medium calibre anti-aircraft firepower against incoming planes and the Blagorodnyy is among the very last gun destroyers of Soviet Navy. The 4 x quad mount 45 mm SM-20-ZIF mount onboard have an extremely devastating firepower against planes or coastal ships within their range.

  • Universal: HEF · HEF-T*

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
100 m 1,000 m 2,000 m 3,000 m 4,000 m 5,000 m
HEF-T* 4 4 4 4 4 4
HEF 4 4 4 4 4 4
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEF-T* 1,080 1.41 0 0.1 92.4 79° 80° 81°
HEF 1,080 1.41 0 0.1 83.16 79° 80° 81°

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret2 x 25 mm 2M-3 mounting
Ammunition3900 rounds
Belt capacity65 rounds
Fire rate300 shots/min
Main article: 2M-3 (25 mm)

Aside from 45 mm quad mount autocannons onboard, the Blagorodnyy also sports 2 x twin mount 2M-3 25 mm autocannons. Like the other type of autocannon onboard, any aircraft and coastal ship will have a very bad day when being strafed a few seconds by it.

Additional armament

Setup 15 x 533 mm 53-57 torpedo
Setup 296 x RBU-2500 mortar
2 x RKU-36U mortar
Setup 396 x RBU-2500 mortar
2 x RKU-36U mortar
1 x 533 mm 53-57 torpedo

The base model Project 56 didn't have sufficient deterrence against submarines. With the Blagorodnyy's PLO upgrade, a pair of RBU-2500 depth charges respectively at the front and a pair of RBU-36U at the rear were added. While there aren't submarines in-game currently, the explosive content of those rockets can take out PT boats or fast attack boats right away, alternatively set enemy vessels ablaze or knock-out their critical modules. The range for the bow mount is up to 2,500m and only 250 m for the stern mounts.

The other weaponry on-board are its quintuple 533 mm 53-57 torpedo launchers located by the middle of the ship. They inflict sufficient damage against careless targets, but remember to set torpedo depth for maximum damage.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast-firing 130 mm turrets with 360 degree traverse and HE-VT shells
  • Extensive medium-caliber autocannons onboard for anti-aircraft/coastal ships
  • Anti-submarine rockets can sometimes knock out ships that get too close
  • Fast for its size and tier
  • Search radar for aerial targets
  • Powerful SAP rounds with good explosive filler and penetration, and long fuse delay

Cons:

  • Packs only 5 torpedoes
  • Rather huge size for a destroyer
  • Relatively low turret traverse speed for its main cannon

History

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