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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
Frunze, 1940 ("Schastlivy" type)
General characteristics
168 peopleCrew
1700 tDisplacement
7Number of section
38 / 0 / 0 mmMain fire tower armor
16 mm (steel)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
102 mm Pattern 1911 naval gun4 x Turret
160 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 30°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
76 mm Lender AA gun, pattern 1914/15Turret
350 roundsAmmunition
45 mm/46 21-K cannonTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
Anti-aircraft armament
12.7 mm DShK machine gun2 x Turret
2000 roundsAmmunition
50 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
9 x 450 mm wet-heating 45-36NU torpedoSetup 1
18000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png0/800 / 1040/960 / 1248Repair
22000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
136 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Frunze.jpg

The Frunze, 1940 ("Schastlivy" type) is a rank III Soviet destroyer with a battle rating of 3.7 (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

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Primary armament

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.

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

In addition to the 102mm cannons, the Frunze has a 76mm and a 45mm 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

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.

Torpedo armament

Main article: 45-36NU

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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Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 45 mm O-240 HE Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 45 mm BR-240 Auxiliary Armament Targeting 102 mm shrapnel
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Primary Armament Targeting Improved Rangefinder
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting 45 mm F-73 Torpedo Mode

Pros and cons


  • Main cannons are very accurate


  • Gun crew is unprotected, even small calibre machine guns can take them out


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


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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
Derzky-class  Frunze
Ognevoy-class  Pr. 30 Ognevoy
Leningrad-class  Leningrad (leader) · Moskva (leader)
Storozhevoy-class  Pr. 7U · Pr. 7U Stroyny
Tashkent-class  Tashkent (leader)
Neustrashimy-class  Pr. 41 Neustrashimy
Kotlin-class  Pr. 56 Spokoinyy