Frunze

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Frunze
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Frunze
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3.3 3.3 3.3
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Research:Free
Purchase:Free
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Description

The Novik-class, Frunze, 1940 is a rank I Soviet destroyer with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.79 "Project X" when the Soviet fleet was implemented into the game. Considered by many players the best learning destroyer for the upcoming line.


General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower38 / 0 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement1 700 t
Crew168 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB72 / 26 km/h
RB59 / 22 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 72 26
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 59 22

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
ABfree
RBfree
Total cost of modifications3 630 Rp icon.png
190 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost190 Ge icon.png
Crew trainingfree
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces10 Ge icon.png
Research Aces80 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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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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Primary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Torpedo Mode
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Armament

Primary armament

4 х Turret102 mm Pattern 1911 naval gun
Ammunition160 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 30°
Main article: Pattern 1911 (102 mm)

The Frunze has 4 x 102 mm cannons as the main weapon. These guns have decent firepower and fire rate but are far from the best brawling weapons. The greatest advantage of these guns is the high accuracy which they have. As such, the Frunze should be played as a sniper destroyer more so than a close-range brawler. The accuracy of these guns at long range far surpasses the other equivalent destroyers of other nations and can be used to shell enemies from far range with impunity from more inaccurate enemy fire.

The Frunze also has the option of loading a unique shrapnel shell. While it is quite effective against any destroyer it might face due to increased fragmentation damage, it cannot set the enemy on fire (thus near useless against any destroyers that utilizes anti-fragmentation armour), as well as cannot hull break any PT boats (its greatest threats) it hits due to the shell over-penetrating and dealing little to no damage at all.

Another point worth mentioning is the fact that the arrangement of the guns is not exactly the best, with a single gun at the front and the 3 others all at the back. This means that you can only use a single gun against a target directly in front of you.

Secondary armament

Turret76 mm Lender AA gun, pattern 1914/15
Ammunition350 rounds
Turret45 mm/46 21-K cannon
Ammunition500 rounds

In addition to the 102 mm cannons, the Frunze has a 76 mm and a 45 mm cannon. These guns fire HE shells and are essentially the only defence the ship has against aircraft, and even in doing so are sub-par. They aren't particularly good at tackling small and manoeuvrable patrol boats either.

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret12.7 mm DShK machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: DShK (12.7 mm)

Simply put, the Frunze is a sitting duck for any planes with any kind of bomb or torpedo. There are two superfluous DShKs on each side of the bridge, but the firing arc of these guns make them unusable in almost all conceivable situations. The main weapons that are used as anti-aircraft are the 76mm and 45mm guns on the back of the Frunze, and unfortunately, these guns are sub-par at tackling mobile targets.

Additional armament

Setup 19 x 450 mm wet-heating 45-36NU torpedo
Main article: 45-36NU (450 mm)

The Frunze has 3 x 450 mm torpedo tubes. They can only attack when pointed at the sides, and cannot fire directly forward.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Main cannons are very accurate
  • Relatively high crew count for reserve ship
  • Quite fast and easy to control
  • Small superstructure allows it to take lesser crew loss when being hit by small-calibre guns

Cons:

  • Non-existent armour protection
  • Gun crew is unprotected, even small-calibre machine guns can take them out
  • Terrible secondary and AA armament; very vulnerable against PT boats and planes

History

The Novik-class series, which includes the Frunze, comprised of the most modernized destroyers among their class in the Imperial Russian Navy. This combat ship was laid down in Kherson in 1913 and received the designation "Bystry." Following six months of construction, the destroyer was finally launched and soon allotted to the Black Sea Fleet. In 1918, the destroyer was captured during the German occupation and later, passed into the hands of the Anglo-French interventionists. She was then taken out of commission during a retreat and was only able to join the armed forces ranks under the Soviet flag in 1927. The destroyer joined the Second World war under the designation "Frunze." In the war's summer of 1941, the ship was tasked with setting up minefields in the Black Sea and escorting convoys of transport ships. She also defended Odessa during its siege. On September 21st, the Frunze was attacked by the seasoned I Group pilots of the StG 77 wing during her attempt to rescue the Krasnaya Armenia gunboat bombed by Junkers aircraft. The Stukas performed numerous group raids on the destroyer, which resulted in the ship getting hit by several 250 kg bombs and consequently sinking.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


USSR destroyers
Fidonisy-class  Kerch
Derzky-class  Frunze
Ognevoy-class  Ognevoy
Skoryy-class  Smelyi · Bezuprechny
Leningrad-class  Leningrad · Moskva
Storozhevoy-class  Soobrazitelny · Stroyny
Tashkent-class  Tashkent
Neustrashimy-class  Neustrashimy
Kotlin-class  Spokoinyy