Kronshtadt

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A-10A Thunderbolt (Early)
Kronshtadt
Kronshtadt
AB RB SB
6.7 6.7 6.7
Research:380 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:990 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Project 69, Kronshtadt, project is a rank V Soviet battlecruiser with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel330 / 230 / 90 mm
Main fire tower305 / 125 / 305 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure16 mm (steel)
Number of section9
Displacement41 540 t
Crew1 406 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB71 / 34 km/h
RB61 / 29 km/h

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 71 34
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 61 29

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB21 740 → 29 348 Sl icon.png
RB31 470 → 42 484 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications284 000 Rp icon.png
843 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training280 000 Sl icon.png
Experts990 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
320 / 360 / 100 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
Mods new ship hull.png
Dry-Docking
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship rudder.png
Rudder Replacement
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship screw.png
Propeller Replacement
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship engine.png
Engine Maintenance
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
68 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods ship tool kit.png
Tool Set
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
Smokescreen
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods ship anti fragmentation protection.png
Shrapnel Protection
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods ship venting.png
Ventilation
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
68 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods ship ammo wetting.png
Ammo Wetting
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
68 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
152mm_ussr_b38_navy_ap_ammo_pack
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new aa caliber turrets.png
Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods tank ammo.png
305-mm APCBC
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
152mm_ussr_b38_navy_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods new aux caliber turrets.png
Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods tank ammo.png
152mm_ussr_b38_navy_zs_ammo_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods ship rangefinder.png
Improved Rangefinder
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods shipSupportPlane.png
Hydroplane
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
68 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

3 х Turret3 x 305 mm/54 B-50 cannon
Ammunition300 rounds
Vertical guidance-3° / 45°

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Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 152 mm/57 B-38 cannon
Ammunition300 rounds

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments 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 any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret2 x 100 mm/56 B-34 universal naval cannon, pattern 1940
Ammunition600 rounds
7 х Turret4 x 37 mm/67 70-K automatic cannon
Ammunition8000 rounds
Belt capacity5 rounds
Fire rate126 shots/min

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. 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. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Scout plane

Main article: KOR-1

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

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History

Devblog

During the 1930s Soviet shipbuilders were intensely working on designing new warships for the Soviet Navy. Among the top priorities was the development of a new cruiser design that could counter 10,000-ton cruisers of other nations. Several design proposals were submitted by 1935, of which none passed initial approval. The navy requested a new design, but the signing of a naval agreement with Great Britain in 1937 caused the requirements to collide with another similar project, ultimately resulting in this effort to also be canceled shortly afterwards.

Nonetheless, the Navy still sought to construct a fast and strong counter to other nations’ cruisers, resulting in the development of the Project 69 battlecruiser. However, the already modified requirements for a 26,200-ton vessel proved to be insufficient after the Soviet Navy found out about the specifications of the German Scharnhost class of battleships. This led to yet another update to the requirements in July 1938, now calling for an upgunned and up-armored 31,000-ton battlecruiser (or “heavy cruiser”). After another series of revisions, the design was finally approved for construction in Summer 1939, with two ships being ordered for completion by 1943.

One of the ordered ships - Kronshtadt - was laid down in Leningrad on 30th November, 1939. However, due to severe production delays, the warship was only deemed 10% completed by the time the German army launched its offensive on the USSR in June 1941. Following the invasion, all further construction work was suspended with some part of Kronshtadt being later used for fortifications around Leningrad. After the war, plans were formulated to convert the Kronshtadt into an aircraft carrier, but the design was already seen as outdated leading to the proposal being rejected. In 1947, the ultimate decision was made to dismantle and scrap the partially built hull.

Media

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See also

Links to articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links


Admiralty Shipyards (Адмиралтейские верфи)
Light Cruisers 
Chapayev-class  Zheleznyakov
Heavy Cruisers 
Kronshtadt-class  Kronshtadt
Battleships 
Sevastopol-class  Poltava

USSR battlecruisers
Kronshtadt-class  Kronshtadt