RN Aviere

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RN Aviere
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RN Aviere
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Description

The Soldati-class, RN Aviere, 1940 is a premium gift rank III Italian destroyer with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Red Skies" as a reward for the 2021 Summer Landing event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower12 / 12 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement2 580 t
Crew187 people

All the soldati-class have the same armour the only thing that difference them are armament or crew.

The RN aviere has no armour whatsoever other than 12 mm anti-fragmentation shields protecting the main gun mounts. These mounts are, however, open-backed, and can be disabled by nearby explosions if they land behind the gun shield. There are also some large fuel tanks providing some degree of protection to the transmission and the stern and amidships main gun magazines.

The RN Aviere has a massive unarmoured bridge that takes up almost the entirety of the forward superstructure, which makes her very vulnerable to getting the bridge disabled.

The RN Aviere has a crew of 187 men, compared to the other Soldati-class it has much less crew so it cannot sustain as much damage as RN Geniere and RN Corazziere which have crews of 215 men.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB86 / 35 km/h
RB70 / 29 km/h

The RN Aviere is powered by 3 engines, which gives it a maximum speed of 70 km/h in RB and 86 km/h in AB, while the reverse speed is 29 km/h in RB and 35 km/h in AB.

In both AB and RB modes, the RN Aviere has a very good acceleration both forwards and backwards from a standstill, this gives you a better chance to dodge torpedoes or enemy salvoes.

In combat, in a sustained turn the speed remains at 49 km/h in RB and 52 km/h in AB.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 86 35
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 70 29

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 500 Sl icon.png
RB1 300 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts360 000 Sl icon.png
Aces820 Ge icon.png
Research Aces870 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 280 / 400 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 160 / 160 / 160 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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Smokescreen
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Shrapnel Protection
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Ventilation
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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20mm_it_breda_he_ammo_pack
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120mm_it_50cal_ansaldo_ap_ammo_pack
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20mm_it_breda_ap_ammo_pack
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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120mm_it_50cal_ansaldo_he_df_ammo_pack
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Improved Rangefinder
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Torpedo Mode
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Bomb mortar

Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 120 mm/50 O.T.O. Mod.1936 cannon
Ammunition400 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 35°

The primary armament consists of 2 twin-barrelled cannons 120 mm/50 Mod.1936, these guns can carry 3 different projectiles:

  • HE has 1.63 kg of explosives and can cause serious damage if used on the top of enemy ships,
  • HE-TF has 1.63 kg of explosive unlike HE projectiles these in particular has a time fuse that is automatically configured during target aiming and practically explode based on the time and distance of the perfect configuration against aerial targets,
  • APHEBC has 1.3 kg of explosives and can cause serious internal damage to the enemy ship if they are used against ammoracks and engines.
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
120 mm HE Dirompente HE 21 21 21 21 21 21
120 mm APCBC Perforante APHEBC 183 144 96 66 47 37
120 mm HE-TF Contro-aerea HE-TF 21 21 21 21 21 21
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
120 mm HE Dirompente HE 950 22.8 0 0.1 1.63 79° 80° 81°
120 mm APCBC Perforante APHEBC 950 23.49 0.025 6 1.30 48° 63° 71°
120 mm HE-TF Contro-aerea HE-TF 950 22.8 0 0.1 1.63 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 20 mm/65 Breda anti-aircraft gun
Ammunition4800 rounds
Belt capacity12 rounds
Fire rate240 shots/min

The RN Aviere has four twin 20/65 Breda Mod. 1935 cannon, two on each side of the ship. These are decent at short and medium range anti-aircraft weapons.

Because of the railings surrounding these weapons, they cannot depress enough to engage surface targets closer than ~1.1 km and have a slow rate of fire, making them useless against coastal boat.

Additional armament

Setup 16 x 533 mm steam turbined torpedo S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo I
Setup 22 x B TG 100 depth charge
Setup 36 x 533 mm steam turbined torpedo S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo I
2 x B TG 100 depth charge

The additional armament consists of six 533 mm S.I. 270/533.4X7.2 Tipo I torpedoes and two B TG 100 depth charges

The torpedoes are placed in the center of the ship can only be launched when pointing left or right, due to the torpedo mode modification the torpedo range can be increased but the speed is reduced.

Depth charges, on the other hand, are placed in launchers one on the left and one on the right, you have to use them in a certain way because they are not dropped into the water but are launched for a few tens of meters.

Usage in battles

RN Aviere compared to RN Geniere and RN Corazziere has less main armament and less crew.

Instead of having 5 120mm cannons it only has 4 which allow it to damage or destroy other destroyers with one shot, APHE are perfect against destroyers and light cruisers while the heavy ones need enough shots to do serious damage to them, HE are perfect against small targets or firing on the decks of enemy ships so you can disable the ship's control, while torpedoes are the ship's main piece of equipment and cause serious damage to enemy ships or complete destruction.

Reduced crew is a disadvantage for RN Aviere, which means you cannot be in prolonged combat against other ships.

In Battle RN Aviere must be used with cover (an island, rock, etc.), thanks to your acceleration you can get out of cover and fire a few shots then return behind cover so you avoid enemy damage, if you find open maps without cover you will be an easy target so move away and fire at a distance dodging incoming enemy shots.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Incredible acceleration
  • Incredible manouvrability
  • Fairly large AP shell filler with good penetration
  • Fast main gun traverse and elevation speeds
  • Wide main gun traverse arcs

Cons:

  • Huge unarmoured bridge
  • Small HE shell filler
  • Low main gun rate of fire
  • Inadequate anti-aircraft defences (slow AA rate of fire)
  • Torpedoes have a very short range without the torpedo mode installed
  • Reduced crew compared to other Soldati-class ships

History

Service

Entered service on 31 August 1938.

She was assigned to the 11th Squadriglia di cacciatorpediniere, then to the 3rd, 1st, 5th, 8th Divisions successively.

In the pre-war period (before 1939) he carried out training activities.

In 1939, he was in Naples for the Naval Review organised in Naples on the occasion of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia's visit to Italy, and cruised with the Squadron in North Africa and the Dodecanese.

During the Second World War, he carried out intense activity, completing 145 missions of which, 41 escorting, 16 searching for the enemy and ultimately covering 58,000 Miles (93341.952 Km)

In 1940 she participated in the Battle of Punta Stilo (on 9 July 1940), firing squadron torpedoes against enemy larger ships, after 12 October while she was with the 11th Squadron and 1st Torpedo Squadron she participated in an attack east of Malta against the cruiser Aiax, but before it could open fire it was hit by 152mm cannons, which immobilized it and it lost 8 men after this fact The unit returned to Augusta escorted by RN Geniere in turn was taken to La Spezia to carry out work until 10 December.

In 1941 RN Aviere participated in the 1st Battle of Sirte.

In 1942 joined the 1st Squadra Navale; participated in the 2nd Battle of Sirte, then in the same year did several escort missions and later participated in the Battle of "Mezzo Agosto".

Sinking

On 17 December 1942, north of Biserta, while on an escort mission with the RN Black Shirt, the German ship Ankara was hit by two torpedoes from an enemy submarine, causing the rapid sinking of the ship.

The Memorial of Commander C.V. Ignazio Castrogiovanni, who died at sea, was awarded the Gold Medal for Military Valour (Medaglia d'oro al valor militare).

Devblog

In 1936, the Royal Italian Navy initialized development of a new class of destroyers, based on the previous Oriani class designs. New ships were supposed to install improved main battery guns and a reinforced anti-aircraft gun battery. Soldati class destroyers were produced in two large batches (series). One of the ships of the first production series was the destroyer Aviere (Italian "pilot"), which was completed in 1937 and became part of the 11th destroyer battalion. She received her baptism of fire in the Battle of Calabria, where she made a torpedo attack against the British fleet. In the battle at Cape Passero in October 1940, she attacked the cruiser HMS Ajax, she received serious damage from the enemy fire and went to the port of Augusta for repairs. After repair was completed, she continued combat service in the Mediterranean. In December 1942, during an escort mission en route from Naples to Bizerte, she was attacked by a British submarine P-228. The destroyer was hit by two torpedoes, followed by the detonation of the ammo stowages, after which she sank. Of the 230 crew members, only 30 were saved.

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Odero-Terni-Orlando Company
Destroyers 
Turbine-class  RN Turbine · RN Aquilone
Dardo-class  RN Dardo
Soldati-class  RN Corazziere · RN Aviere · RN Geniere
Comandanti Medaglie d'Oro-class  RN Comandante Margottini
Light Cruisers 
Condottieri-class  Kerch*
Capitani Romani-class  RN Attilio Regolo
Heavy Cruisers 
Trento-class  RN Trento
Zara-class  RN Zara · RN Pola
Export  Tashkent**
See Also  OTO Melara
  *Duca d'Aosta before war reparation to the USSR
  **Built for the USSR

Italy destroyers
  Regia Marina
Aquila-class  RN Aquila
Leone-class  RN Leone · RN Tigre
Turbine-class  RN Aquilone · RN Turbine
Navigatori-class  RN Da Verazzano
Dardo-class  RN Dardo
Soldati-class  RN Aviere · RN Corazziere · RN Geniere
Comandanti Medaglie d'Oro-class  RN Comandante Margottini
  Marina Militare
Fante-class*  Geniere
  * = Modified Fletcher-class destroyers

Italy premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  Freccia P-493 · MAS 569
Motor gun boats  Sparviero
Sub-chasers  Folaga
Destroyers  RN Aquilone · RN Aviere · RN Geniere · RN Tigre · Geniere
Heavy cruisers  RN Pola