RN Aquila

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Rank VI USSR | Premium | Golden Eagles
Su-25K Pack
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RN Aquila
AB RB SB
3.3 3.3 3.3
Class:
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Description

RN Aquila was laid down in Naples as Vifor for the Romanian Navy on 11 March 1914. After the outbreak of WWI, she and her sister ships were seized by Italy in May 1915; she was completed and launched as scout cruiser RN Aquila on 26 July 1916, and assigned to the 3°Gruppo Esploratori of the 4th Division, reporting to the Superior Naval Command at Brindisi. Her first action took place on 15 May 1917, taking part in a battle together with other Italian and British vessels against 3 Austro-Hungarian Novara-class scout cruisers and accompanying ships, during which she was hit by a shell from destroyer Csepel and immobilised. In the last months of WWI, she was also used as a support unit for the bombardment of Durazzo. On 14 September 1922, she was taken to the Arsenal in Naples and later to the Castellammare di Stabia shipyards for work. On 11 October 1937, she was secretly handed over to the Spanish Nationalist Navy and renamed Melilla.

Introduced in Update "Fire and Ice", RN Aquila shines in her use of 152 mm guns and AP shells at a low battle rating. Her armament is quite good against enemy destroyers, but she lacks the anti-aircraft armament to be effective against aerial targets. Her manoeuvrability and speed is decent, but her survivability is poor with minimal armour.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower20 / 20 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement1 750 t
Crew145 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
AB77 / 31 km/h
RB63 / 25 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock 57 23 ~109.15 ~193.02
Upgraded 77 31 ___ ___
RB/SB Stock ___ ___ ___ ___
Upgraded 63 25 ___ ___

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB220 → 281 Sl icon.png
RB347 → 444 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications2 970 Rp icon.png
930 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost190 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 Sl icon.png
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces20 Ge icon.png
Research Aces96 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 60 / 100 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
60 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
110 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
125 Rp icon.png
Cost:
40 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
240 Rp icon.png
Cost:
75 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Damage Control Division
Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
60 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
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Fire Division
Research:
110 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
110 Rp icon.png
Cost:
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40 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
125 Rp icon.png
Cost:
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45 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
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Cost:
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45 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
240 Rp icon.png
Cost:
75 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
240 Rp icon.png
Cost:
75 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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76mm_it_ansaldo_navy_aphe_ammo_pack
Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
60 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
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152mm_it_palla_naval_ap_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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76-mm HE-TF
Research:
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Cost:
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40 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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40 Ge icon.png
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152mm_it_saphe_perforante_naval_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
40 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
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45 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
240 Rp icon.png
Cost:
75 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

3 х Turret152 mm/40 Armstrong cannon mod.1899/1916
Ammunition112 rounds
Vertical guidance-7° / 25°

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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
Granata mina HE HE 44 44 44 44 44 44
Palla APC APHE 193 161 120 92 76 69
Perforante SAPHE SAP 90 75 57 44 36 32
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%
Granata mina HE HE 535 46.3 0 0.1 5,400 79° 80° 81°
Palla APC APHE 680 47.51 0.03 7 570 47° 60° 65°
Perforante SAPHE SAP 700 47.1 0.03 7 2,620 47° 60° 65°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret76 mm/40 Ansaldo cannon, mod.1917
Ammunition240 rounds

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
100 m 1,000 m 2,000 m 3,000 m 4,000 m 5,000 m
76 mm HE HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
76 mm APHE APHE 69 32 14 7 6 6
76 mm HE-TF HE-TF 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
76 mm HE HE 690 6 0 0.1 650 79° 80° 81°
76 mm APHE APHE 690 5.87 1.6 4 319 47° 60° 65°
76 mm HE-TF HE-TF 690 6 0 0.1 650 79° 80° 81°

Additional armament

Setup 14 x 450 mm Whitehead A 110/450 torpedo

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 152mm Cannons with SAP and AP at low tier
  • Adeguate manouvrability and speed
  • Good secondary armament for enemy coastal boats

Cons:

  • No anti-air Armament
  • Mediocre survivability
  • Slow reload speed of the primary armament

History

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Media

Skins

See also

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External links

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Aquila-class  RN Aquila
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