Impetuoso

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Impetuoso
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Description

The Impetuoso-class of destroyers are the first destroyers built in Italy after World War II. The design uses a modified hull of the World War II-era Comandanti Medaglie d'Oro-class as a basis and incorporates design elements from the American Gearing-class destroyer, including various surplus American armaments and fire control systems along with similar compartment layouts, giving the ship better versatility and operational range to suit the needs of the Marina Militare at the cost of mobility.

Introduced in Update "Sons of Attila", the Impetuoso can be considered a toned down version of the American Gearing-class, primarily due to her armament of four 5-inch dual-purpose guns in two fully traversable dual turrets. Although the Impetuoso offers more consistent firepower compared to the wartime Italian destroyers, she does still have some shortcomings stemming from her origin as a modified design, in particular her (lack of) protection for critical modules, so care must be taken to minimize their exposure.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower3 / 3 / 3 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement3 776 t
Crew335 people

The Impetuoso features a spread out compartmented layout that distributes modules and crew quarters evenly along the fairly large hull of the ship. This allows the ship to contain the damage from concentrated fire better than its peers. The large crew count of 335 distributed evenly on the ship also allows the Impetuoso to stay afloat longer than other destroyers at its BR.

However, the use of hull space on the Impetuoso as armour also leaves the fatal flaws in the form of unprotected critical modules. Due to an even distribution of compartments, this left the Italian engineers no other place to put the auxiliary magazine but the questionable midship position between the engines. This auxiliary magazine can be easily detonated from the broadside angles, potentially causing chain detonation with the torpedoes that are stored directly above it, which may result in uncontrollable flood damage. The rear main magazine of the stern turret is also equally vulnerable, as it sits barely below the waterline. Because of this, angling is a must in the Impetuoso to minimize the exposure of these weakspots.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB79 / 33 km/h
RB65 / 27 km/h

While the Impetuoso features respectable top speed of 79 (AB)/65 (RB) km/h, due to her large hull and displacement, the ship is noticeably more sluggish to manoeuvre than its peer. This is especially apparent during acceleration/deceleration process, as the ship takes longer to shift between each speed and to traverse around.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 79 33
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 65 27

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 856 → 2 377 Sl icon.png
RB2 871 → 3 677 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications13 860 Rp icon.png
20 040 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost860 Ge icon.png
Crew training9 200 Sl icon.png
Experts32 000 Sl icon.png
Aces320 Ge icon.png
Research Aces250 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
180 / 350 / 100 % Sl icon.png
130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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140 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
750 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
840 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
185 Ge icon.png
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Damage Control Division
Research:
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Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Fire Division
Research:
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Cost:
750 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
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185 Ge icon.png
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
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Cost:
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185 Ge icon.png
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127mm_usa_mk32_common_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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140 Ge icon.png
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40 mm HE clips
Research:
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Cost:
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127mm_usa_mk46_special_common_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
750 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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40 mm AP clips
Research:
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Cost:
750 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
750 Sl icon.png
105 Ge icon.png
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127mm_usa_mk31_aavt_radio_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
840 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
840 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Bomb mortar
Research:
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Cost:
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 5 inch/38 Mk.12 cannon, mount Mk.38
Ammunition720 rounds
Vertical guidance-15° / 85°

The Impetuoso features 4 x 5-inch (127 mm) Mk.12 cannons as the main armaments. The guns are mounted in enclosed twin turrets with one each on the bow and stern. The guns have an impressive fire rate of 22 rounds per minute (~2.7-second reload) with 25-round first stage ammo racks, and 15 rounds per minute (4-second reload) after depleting the ready racks. The turrets are fully traversable with good handling, thus allowing the Impetuoso to effectively engaging surface and aerial targets on both sides of the ship. At her BR, this gun armament is more than capable of quickly eliminating opponents, and provide consistent firepower against any early cruisers that she might have to face in uptiers.

Being standard-issued guns of the US Navy, the Impetuoso also has access to the standard US destroyer ammunition: a basic and potent HE shell with 3.2 kg of TNT equivalent filler, an HE-VT shell with the same characteristics as the HE shell but with a proximity fuse for use against aircraft, a "Common" SAP shell with respectable penetration and filler, and a "Special Common" SAP shell which has improved penetration in exchange for somewhat reduced filler. As with any American destroyer, getting the SAP shells should be your priority, as they will allow you to deal critical internal damage to enemy ships and target their magazines. Due to having less penetration but slightly more filler, the "Common" shell is somewhat more effective at dealing with destroyers compared to the "Special Common" shell, but will lose its effectiveness against cruisers at longer ranges. It should be noted that both SAP shells have almost exactly the same ballistics and have the exact same fuse delay, meaning that the "Special Common" shell's post-penetration travel distance will not be any longer than the "Common" shell. You can choose to bring only one type of SAP shell for simplicity, or bring both types and switch between them according to your target.

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
AAC Mk.34 HE 36 36 36 36 36 36
Common Mk.32 Common 124 103 77 58 46 37
SP Common Mk.46 SP Common 150 125 93 71 56 45
AAVT Mk.31 HE-VT 36 36 36 36 36 36
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
AAC Mk.34 HE 792 25 0 0.1 3,220 79° 80° 81°
Common Mk.32 Common 792 24.49 0.01 6 1,150 47° 60° 65°
SP Common Mk.46 SP Common 792 25 0.01 6 906.5 48° 63° 71°
Proximity-fused shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Arming
distance (m)
Trigger
radius (m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
AAVT Mk.31 HE-VT 792 25 0 0.1 457 23 3,220 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 1 gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min
2 х Turret4 x 40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 2 gun
Ammunition8000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min

For anti-air defense, the Impetuoso features 16 x 40mm Bofors autocannons mounted in four dual mounts and two quadruple mounts placed along the port and starboard sides of the midship section. The Bofors guns provide excellent anti-air firepower at short-to-medium ranges and offer good resistance against small PT boats, though due to the placement of the guns, there is a large blindspot towards the bow of the ship at close range, thus leaving the ship vulnerable from attacks coming from this angle.

Meanwhile, each Bofors mounts is equipped with a search-and-tracking air radar with decent scan rate. This works well in conjunction with the main guns' HE-VT rounds to take down enemy aircraft at longer ranges.

  • 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°

Additional armament

Setup 14 x 533 mm steam turbined torpedo S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo I
Setup 276 x 305 mm BAS depth charge
Setup 36 x 533 mm steam turbined torpedo S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo I
5 x 305 mm BAS depth charge

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fairly survivable for a destroyer due to large hull size and crew count
  • Four 5-inch dual purposes cannons offers steady damage output for its BR
  • Both main turrets are fully traversable with good turn rotation speed, giving the ship additional flexibility
  • Has access to an air search-and-tracking radar
  • Good anti-air coverage at longer ranges

Cons:

  • Large and heavy in displacement, fairly sluggish to manoeuvre for a destroyer
  • Virtually no armour protecting the critical components, especially ammo racks on the midship and stern
  • Has only four torpedoes mounted in fixed tubes
  • Placement of dedicated AA armaments leaves several blindspots around the ship at close range

History

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See also

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