RN Dardo

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RN Dardo
AB RB SB
3.7 3.7 3.7
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Description

The Dardo-class, RN Dardo, 1935 is a rank I Italian destroyer with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower12 / 12 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement2 100 t
Crew185 people

RN Dardo is as well-defended and durable as its predecessor, RN Turbine.

Her superstructure is lined with 4 mm steel, which in combination with the 16 mm hull provides RN Dardo with excellent resistance to encounters with up to 152 mm shells. Her low-profile hull provides the ship with good survivability; she is also well protected below the surface.

RN Dardo offers enough space for a complement of 185 sailors. The crew is well distributed throughout the ship evenly. A well distributed crew is very helpful in repairing damage, putting out fires quickly and effectively. At its Battle Rating, RN Dardo ranks second in crew, ahead of the German T22 with 205 members, but RN Dardo significantly outperforms it in survivability and armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB86 / 33 km/h
RB70 / 27 km/h

With its two powerful turbines, the RN Dardo can deliver a power output of 6,000 hp and a top speed of 70 km/h (37 knots) forward and -27 km/h (-14 knots) backward. The rudder turns from one end to the other in 7.5 seconds and the ship can make a u-turn in 40 seconds.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock 63 24 ~90.83 ~176.69
Upgraded 86 33 ___ ___
RB/SB Stock 60 23 ~42 ~198.8
Upgraded 70 27 ___ ___

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
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RB580 → 754 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 480 Rp icon.png
2 740 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost300 Ge icon.png
Crew training600 Sl icon.png
Experts2 100 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
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Cost:
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Ventilation
Research:
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Cost:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
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Cost:
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Cost:
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Research:
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Cost:
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 120 mm/50 Ansaldo mod.1926 cannon
Ammunition400 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 45°

The primary offensive armament was developed in the mid-twenties by Ansaldo as the primary weapon for the destroyers of the Regia Marina, a cannon derived from the 120 mm/50 mod.1909 cannon, a version produced under license from the English Armstrong and Vickers, which equipped the Dante Alighieri-class and Conte di Cavour-class battleships and the explorers Quarto and Marsala.

Ansaldo and Odero-Terni-Orlando (OTO) produced several ships armed with this cannon. The cannon was also equipped on the Conte di Cavour class battleships (after their reconstruction) as secondary anti-torpedo armament and on several classes of destroyers as primary armament until the Second World War.

Each barrel is made of steel and the core has 36 right-hand lines. The bolt is side-locking. Each muzzle has two firing brakes, positioned inferiorly. The cradle, single or twin, is encased on a platform mount, equipped with shield or full turret. On single installations the elevation and swinging manoeuvres were manual, while twin installations were equipped with an electric system.

Ammunition was separate, with pouch cartridge. The 120/50 projectile weighed about 23 kg and was available in armour-piercing (AP), explosive (HE), incendiary and illuminating versions.

In-game, Dardo can carry APHE, HE, and HE-TF. The APHE has a penetration of 154 mm with an explosive mass of 1.3 kg, the HE can penetrate 21 mm and has 1.63 kg of explosive. RN Dardo also has HE-TF shells that are very effective against aerial targets. At RN Dardo's battle rating, no ship has APHE as a main armament projectile, which makes this ship unique.

Secondary armament

2 х Turret40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917, Modif.1930 automatic cannon
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Fire rate200 shots/min

The 40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917, Modif.1930 was first introduced into the Royal Navy in March 1915 as a large calibre anti-air MG. Britain produced a total of 795 guns of which 577 were still available in 1939.

The original Mark II design was quite prone to many defects and the Mark II* was a modified version that improved reliability. Stoppages and jams were still common in these models as bullets slipped out of their mounts and the fabric belts often stretched and tore.

The Mark II*C was a further modification that used a 14-shot steel-link belt instead of the fabric belt. About 50 of these rifles were sold to the Italian Navy. They were then manufactured under license by Terni (Italy) until the early 1930s. The Terni version used a 50-round ammunition box.

The 40 mm have a very important task in the match, they are capable of neutralizing any aircraft within a 4 km radius, and can give good suppressive fire in support of the main armament.

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret2 x 13,2 mm Breda Model 31 machinegun
Ammunition6000 rounds
Belt capacity30 rounds
Fire rate500 shots/min

The Breda Mod. 31 is an automatic firearm which is gas-operated and along with a fixed barrel. The firing takes place with the bolt open. The cooling is by air through the sleeve with fins along the entire barrel. The weapon is fed through semi-curved 30-round magazines.

The Regia Marina used it on almost all its units. The single system, with a fork shaped barrel on a tripod support of 87 kg, was installed on MAS.

The twin rigs were essentially of two types: on the larger units a tied-rod rig was used, operated by a single pointer with a seat offset to the right of the barrels; this type of rig was (partially) replaced in 1936 by the twin rig of 20/65 Mod. 1935.

On submarines, a particular type of concealed twin-mounted system was used, which during navigation was lowered into a watertight compartment.

The land version armed the M41 and M42 self-propelled control tanks and the prototype of the Ansaldo L40 troop transport vehicle, installed in a casemate on a sphere armoured car.

RN Dardo is equipped with 2 twin turrets of Breda Mod. 31, and are positioned high up just behind the command bridge in the central position of the ship. In play they have an effective range of about 1,500 meters and a maximum range of 2 km.

Additional armament

Setup 16 x 533 mm steam turbined torpedo S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo I

RN Dardo's auxiliary armament consists of two triple torpedo launchers positioned in the center of the ship. This excellent central placement offers a view of more than 180 degrees on both sides of the vessel.

The torpedo can navigate for four kilometers at a speed of 89 km/h without the torpedo mode modification equipped, with the addition of the modification the torpedo loses 19 kilometers per hour of speed but gains 6,000 meters of additional range.

If the torpedo were to hit an enemy ship it would unload 270 kg of explosives, causing catastrophic damage to the enemy ship.

Usage in battles

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