Folaga

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Folaga
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Description

The RN Folaga (C 16) entered service on 16 February 1943 and operated with the Squadriglia Corvette, 7° Gruppo AS. under the Regia Marina. Before the Italian armistice, the RN Folaga performed 11 escorts to convoys, fire actions against enemy planes, 44 Search of enemy planes and engaged enemy submarine units in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea. After the armistice, it was used by the Italian Co-Belligerent mainly in escort missions. After WW2, the RN Folaga (C 16) would be used with the 2°Gruppo Dragaggio and 5°Gruppo Dragaggio from Venice for naval mine removal operations across almost all of Italy. Later it was put under works in which they changed the armament in its possession and it was renamed to Folaga F-576 under NATO nomenclature. In 1953, it ended its service at the Commando School and was used for training activities. In 1965, the Folaga F-576 was disarmed pending decommission, due to the Decree of the President of the Republic dated 1st August 1965.

Introduced in Update "Fire and Ice", Folaga is an excellent premium corvette to research the Italian coastal tech tree. Thanks to its upgraded armament with a 40 mm twin tower Bofors and the radar, you can destroy almost all the ships you meet and also enemy planes easily thanks to the radar lock that tells you how to aim. In comparison to the RN Gabbiano, the Folaga F-576 is much better only because of the 40 mm guns and radar, the rest is equal top speed, manoeuvrability, torpedoes and depth charges, so they are much better to use at a distance or in areas well protected from enemy torpedoes and depth charges

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower8 / 8 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section5
Displacement950 t
Crew112 people

The Folaga F-576 is a ship with extraordinary survivability, difficult to shoot down by enemy coastal ships and aircraft, the 112 crew can quickly repair the ship when it is disabled as it is difficult to do much damage to it and sink it directly, however against destroyers equipped with SAP or AP with more powerful penetrative capabilities, able to destroy in one it in your ammorack you easily but most of the enemies you will encounter will struggle to destroy you.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB51 / 22 km/h
RB33 / 14 km/h

The ship's top speed of 33 km/h is not very good due to its electric motors, good acceleration and manoeuvrability, but due to the low speed, you will struggle to dodge enemy hits and torpedoes.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 51 22
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 33 14

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 274 Sl icon.png
RB3 625 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts400 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces960 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 180 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 166 / 166 / 166 % 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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40 mm HE clips
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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40 mm AP clips
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Torpedo Mode
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Bomb mortar

Armament

Primary armament

Turret100 mm/47 O.T.O. Mod. 1937 cannon
Ammunition200 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 60°

The main armament of the Folaga is composed of a single 100 mm/47 OTO Mod.1937 cannon placed in front, this cannon gives the Folaga the ability to damage enemy destroyers more easily thanks to its APHE and HE, capable of destroying enemy ship's components and diminishing the crew of the enemy ship, while for the anti-aircraft role, captains could use the HE-FT but it is not recommended due to the reloading and speed of the cannon to turn on itself.

Secondary armament

Turret2 x 40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 1 gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min
The secondary armament is composed of a twin 40 mm Bofors L/60 positioned behind the ship, these cannons are the strong point of this ship, thanks to which you can destroy enemy boats easily and continuously damage destroy destroyers, however, if you want to use them for the anti-aircraft role you can also count on the radar in possession of the Folaga that will make it much easier to destroy enemy aircraft.
  • Universal: AP-T · HEFI-T
  • 40 mm HE clips: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP-T
  • 40 mm AP clips: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEFI-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEFI-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
AP-T 81 78 68 58 49 41
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T 874 0.9 0 0.1 67.13 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 874 0.89 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret20 mm/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini mod.1939 autocannon
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity12 rounds
Fire rate230 shots/min
The Anti-Aircraft armament on the other hand consists of two single 20 mm/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini Mod.1939 placed on either side of the deck, perfect for destroying boats and air targets, they have a good reload and a great ability to cause damage to light targets.

Additional armament

Setup 12 x 450 mm wet-heater torpedo S.I.170/450X5,25
Setup 26 x WBG depth charge
Setup 32 x 450 mm wet-heater torpedo S.I.170/450X5,25
6 x WBG depth charge

The additional armament on the Folaga consists of two single 450 mm torpedo launchers placed on the sides of the ship and six depth charge launchers also placed on the sides, the torpedoes are always good for destroying enemy destroyers while the depth charges will be difficult to use unless you are very close to the enemy ship.

Usage in battles

The Folaga F-576 proves to be a good ship thanks to its very good armament, the main 100 mm cannon you will use very little against small enemy targets, instead the armament that you will use the most of all is the twin 40 mm Bofors tower that gives you a big advantage in firepower capable of destroying both coastal targets, aircraft and destroyers, thanks to its rate of fire, armour piercing bullets and the radar on the ship you can do anything with the 40 mm Bofors, the anti-aircraft armament is a bit weaker but still useful for destroying coastal ships such as torpedo boats and also aircraft, in the game try to position yourself in a difficult to reach area such as torpedo boats for the simple fact that you are quite slow and for this reason, they could quickly destroy you with torpedoes or depth charges so find a good position, then for large targets such as destroyers use the torpedoes in your possession aiming at the hold of the enemy ship.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent secondary armament
  • Effective survivability
  • Adequate acceleration
  • Radar for air targets

Cons:

  • Very slow
  • Only one cannon with a large calibre for destroying enemy destroyers

History

WW2 - RN Folaga (C 16)

The RN Folaga (C 16) was delivered to the Regia Marina Italiana and commissioned on 16 February 1943, assigned to the Squadriglia Corvette, she underwent intense training at La Spezia in the spring, and after the training was over, she was repositioned at La Maddalena under the 7° Gruppo Anti-Sommergibile (7°Gruppo A.S. ). Before the Italian armistice, she carried out 11 convoy escorts, fire actions against enemy aircraft, and 44 searches of enemy aircraft and enemy underwater units in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea.

After the armistice of 8 September 1943 when she was in La Spezia, she moved under the new command of the Italian Co-Belligerent to Portoferraio, and left on 10 September, with the twin corvettes RN Ape (C 25) and RN Cormorano (C 13) for a mission to Bastia, where during the navigation they encountered 5 German Motozattere, against which they opened fire, sinking one and damaging the others, after this combat they continued the navigation until reaching Palermo, then under armistice dispositions she was redeployed to Augusta and then Taranto, from October 1943 until the end of the war, she did mainly escort missions to allied convoys in southern Italian waters between Augusta, Naples and the Adriatic, making connections and transports along the Tyrrhenian coast to make up for the deficient conditions of rail traffic.

After the war - Folaga (F-576)

In the post-war period, the RN Folaga (C 16) was used on missions to clear national waters of naval mines depending on the 2°Gruppo Dragaggio, the areas in which she operated in 1946 were the coasts from Civitavecchia to Naples and in 1947-1948 in the waters of Argentario, Elba and Livorno, in the winter of 1948-1949 its activities were limited, consisting of local training sessions with students from the Livorno Naval Academy, in April it began dredging Sardinian waters from Cagliari, and finally in November 1949 it operated in the Upper Adriatic and front of Grado, depending on the 5°Gruppo Dragaggio in Venice.

During the first few years after the war, the RN Folaga (C 16) was put under various workings, after which she was renamed Folaga F-576, for about a year she carried out various activities in the waters of La Spezia, and then she passed to Maridipart, Naples as a departmental ship, with increasingly reduced activity, in 1953 she was assigned to the Command School.

Destiny

After four months of work at the Taranto Arsenal, she was placed in Augusta for training activities, and in 1965 the Folaga F-576 was laid up awaiting decommissioning, due to the Presidential Decree of 1 August 1965.

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Ansaldo
Corvettes 
Gabbiano-class  RN Gabbiano · Folaga
Destroyers 
Leone-class  RN Leone · RN Tigre
Light Cruisers 
Condottieri-class  RN Bartolomeo Colleoni · RN Raimondo Montecuccoli · RN Eugenio di Savoia
Heavy Cruisers 
Trento-class  RN Bolzano
Battleships 
Conte di Cavour-class  Novorossiysk*
  *RN Giulio Cesare before war reparation to the USSR

Italy sub-chasers
Gabbiano-class  RN Gabbiano · Folaga

Italy premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  Freccia P-493 · MAS 569 · MC 485
Motor gun boats  Sparviero
Sub-chasers  Folaga
Destroyers  RN Aquilone · RN Aviere · RN Geniere · RN Tigre · Geniere
Heavy cruisers  RN Pola
Battleships  RN Leonardo da Vinci