Pr. 30 Ognevoy
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The Project 30 Ognevoy is a rank III Russian destroyer with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On". This is the ship which is a stepping stone to Soviet destroyers.
Survivability and armour
Hull is made of 11 mm of steel plates while turrets are protected by thinner 8 mm steel. The superstructure is protected by 11 mm steel. Due to being a destroyer this ship is lacking in armour in favor for more speed.
A bit slower than Frunze (48 vs 38), though the player will notice better rudder performance when compared to the Frunze.
The Pr. 30 Ognevoy is a ship where a player is introduced to the famous Soviet 130 mm naval guns. Considered both upgrade/downgrade from Frunze due to having only 2 turrets, losing just one you have only 50% of your guns are available to engage opponents. Three types of shells are available. Basic HE, and then during the progress, the player can unlock PB-46A semi-armor piercing and ZS-46RS high-explosive variable time fuze shell. Every shell is a good pick.
There is only one secondary gun, located behind the second rangefinder. Performance is ok against both surface and air targets, a player gets similar shells as the main armament.
The main improvement over Frunze allows a player to both engage air and naval targets (PT- boats).
37 mm gets a full HE- belt.
12.7 mm gets AP-belt most of the time.
Torpedoes launchers are standard equipment on many ships and boats. Torpedoes are a significant 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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Usage in battles
This is a good all-around destroyer. Good guns, good anti-aircraft weapons and decent torpedoes. A bit slow, but weaknesses are well compensated by strengths. If a player is in the division, it is a good escort ship.
Pros and cons
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Interesting enough, there is not that much known about this ship. This class of ships was intended to be an improvement over Project 7 and Project 7U destroyers. Ognevoy guns are straight out of Tashkent Destroyer when the ship was salvaged. Only two ships were constructed before and during WW2, rest was completed after, which made the way for the Skoryy-class of destroyers. The combat record of Ognevoy itself is unknown, but some sources indicate that it served to its full potential.
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