Krasny Kavkaz

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Krasny Kavkaz, 1944
ussr_cruiser_krasnyi_kavkaz.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/5.0/5.0BR
878 peopleCrew
Standard armament
180 mm/60 B-1-K naval gunPrimary
216 roundsAmmunition
180 mm/60 B-1-K naval gunPrimary
187 roundsAmmunition
180 mm/60 B-1-K naval gunPrimary
185 roundsAmmunition
180 mm/60 B-1-K naval gunPrimary
224 roundsAmmunition
2 x 100 mm Minizini naval gun6 x Secondary
1 000 roundsAmmunition
76 mm 34-K mounting2 x Secondary
300 roundsAmmunition
45 mm 21-K cannon2 x Secondary
500 roundsAmmunition
37 mm 70-K cannon10 x Anti-aircraft
2 000 roundsAmmunition
500 roundsBelt capacity
150 shots/minFire rate
4 x 12.7 mm Vickers Mk.V machine gun2 x Anti-aircraft
8 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm DShK machine gun2 x Anti-aircraft
2 500 roundsAmmunition
50 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
450 mm wet-heating 45-36NU torpedo4 x Torpedo
3 roundsAmmunition
Economy
100 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
310 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 060 / 6 583/5 240 / 6 817/3 610 / 4 696Repair
90 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.78 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Krasny Kavkaz.jpg


The Krasny Kavkaz, 1944 is a rank IV Soviet light cruiser with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.79 "Project X" when the Soviet fleet was implemented into the game.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

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Secondary armament

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armament and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section.

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Anti-aircraft armament

An important part of the ship’s armament responsible for air raid defense. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship’s anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets.

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Torpedo armament

Many ships are armed with torpedo launchers, and for some vessels such as boats, torpedoes are an extremely important means of defeating an opponent. Evaluate the position of the torpedo launchers, discuss the ammunition available, firing specifics such as dead zones, features of the torpedoes themselves, etc.

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Special armament

Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can be an unexpected surprise for an opponent. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

The Krasny Kavkaz or as it was initially named, the Admiral Lazarev, was a ship of the Svetlana-class light cruisers, laid down in 1913 for the Imperial Russian Navy at the Russud dockyard. The ship’s construction went according to plan through the duration of The Great War(WW1) until the outbreak of the October Revolution in Russia in late 1917 caused construction to cease, with the ship being just above halfway completed.

After capturing the mostly intact ship, the Soviets decided to complete its construction and renamed it to Krasny Kavkaz in late 1926. The ship was completed to a modernized design, changing its initial layout and armaments significantly, in order to meet modern requirements. After more than two decades, the Krasny Kavkaz was finally commissioned into service with the Navy in January 1932 as the most advanced Soviet cruiser of the time.

The ship’s career was already off to a bad start however, as only months after leaving the drydock, she suffered severe damages to the bow after colliding with another light cruiser. After her bow was extensively rebuilt, she made several visits to ports in Greece, Turkey and Italy in 1933. Prior to the German invasion of the USSR, she underwent one more retrofit, which greatly increased her anti-aircraft armament.

The service life of the Krasny Kavkaz during WW2 was defined by her involvements in numerous Black Sea operations, most notably around the coastal cities of Odessa, Sevastopol, Novorossiysk and the Kerch peninsula. However, she also took part in various other missions, including convoy escorts, troop transport, fire support and many more. After Stalin forbade the use of large naval vessels without his personal consent in 1943, Krasny Kavkaz saw no further action, marking the end of her wartime service.

After WW2, Krasny Kavkaz was converted to a training ship in 1947 and was later used as a target ship in 1952, before being sunk by an anti-ship cruise missile.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


USSR light cruisers
Krasny Kavkaz · Krasny Krym