The "Leningrad" type, "Moskva" leader, 1941 is a rank I Soviet destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic". It is the first-destroyer leader in the game, second one being Tashkent.
Survivability and armour
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 armament separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Tips for preserving survivability should be saved for the "Use in battle" section.
If necessary, use a graphic template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.
Write about the ship’s mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward speed and reverse speed.
Same guns as on Ognevoy, however, this ship receives an additional gun. Unfortunately, all guns are centre-mounted, which requires the ship to expose its full broadside to allow for full salvo firing. The 130 mm guns are considered the cruiser set, which is a theme running all the way to the Tashkent and thus a standard issue for the Russian destroyers.
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.
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.
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.
Usage in battles
As the name states, it is a destroyer leader, which invariably places the ship on the front line, but alternately, stay back far enough to shell the enemy. This ship can take a stand-off stance due to it having one of the strongest destroyer guns in the game. The secondary guns are useful, but expect mixed results depending on if you are engaging aircraft or other boats.
|I||Dry-Docking||Tool Set||130 mm PB-46A SAPBC||76 mm O-361D||Anti-Air Armament Targeting|
|II||Rudder Replacement||Fire Protection System||Smokescreen||76 mm BR-361||Auxiliary Armament Targeting|
|III||Propeller Replacement||Shrapnel Protection||Ventilation||130 mm ZS-46R HE-VT||Improved Rangefinder||Primary Armament Targeting|
|IV||Engine Maintenance||New Pumps||Ammo Wetting||Torpedo Mode|
Pros and cons
Summarize 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 - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".
When the Russians observed the construction of the French Destroyer Leaders (contre-torpilleur), they realized that they need something to lead the newly build Project 7 and Project 7U destroyers. The result was the Leningrad-class of destroyers named after important Soviet cities, one of which was Moscow. Though the sea-worthiness of the ships were questionable, in the end, they got the job done.
There were other ships constructed as well:
- Leningrad (first ship in the class)
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|Ognevoy-class||Pr. 30 Ognevoy|
|Leningrad-class||Leningrad (leader) · Moskva (leader)|
|Storozhevoy-class||Pr. 7U · Pr. 7U Stroyny|
|Neustrashimy-class||Pr. 41 Neustrashimy|
|Kotlin-class||Pr. 56 Spokoinyy|