RN Geniere

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This page is about the premium Italian Soldati-class destroyer RN Geniere. For the premium Italian Fante-class destroyer, see Geniere.
RN Geniere
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RN Geniere
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The Soldati-class, RN Geniere, 1942 is a premium gift rank III Italian destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced as a premium pack in Update "Starfighters" and was removed from the store after the 8th Anniversary Sale. It was made available for purchase with Golden Eagles Ge icon.png briefly during the 2022 "Italian Navy Day" mini-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
Crew215 people

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

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Mobility Characteristics
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Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 86 35
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 70 29

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 000 Sl icon.png
RB1 500 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts400 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces960 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 280 / 400 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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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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Shrapnel Protection
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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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


Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 120 mm/50 O.T.O. Mod.1936 cannon
Ammunition400 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 35°
Turret120 mm/50 O.T.O. Mod.1936 cannon
Ammunition200 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 35°

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Secondary armament

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

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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

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Capable of withstanding significant damage
  • Quite manoeuvrable, allowing it to cooperate well with light craft


  • Inadequate AA protection in comparison to US, German and British destroyers


One of twelve fleet destroyers laid down at Livorno by OTO in 1936, the Soldati class were a further development of the Maestrale and Oriani classes of 1934/36. Completed in 1938-39, the Soldati boats had improved machinery over the Oriani class, with 2 shaft Beluzzo geared turbines. In 1941, Geniere had 12 cm/50 guns added in place of the original 12 cm/15. Original AA armament of 13.2 mm MG was replaced by 2 cm cannons in 6 dual-mounted stations. Initially 2 depth charge throwers were installed but this was later increased to 4. Two ships of the class were fitted with Gufo radar, while one was equipped with German radar.

Geniere was sunk in drydock by a bomb in Palermo harbour in 1943.


Geniere was laid down as part of the first series of Soldati-class destroyers for the Regia Marina. Geniere comes to War Thunder naval forces in one of its later war modifications, specifically in the 1942 fit. The ship features five 120 mm cannons split into three turrets. Geniere offers better AA option, than a regular tree destroyer, having 6 twin-barrelled 20 mm Breda autocannons, rationally positioned over her deck. It’s also worth mentioning that Geniere comes with two triple torpedo launchers, which make her combat application more versatile. As all Soldati destroyers, Geniere boasts an excellent top speed going up to 35 knots (65 km/h), as well as great manoeuvrability.



See also

Related development

External links


  • Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946; 1980 Conway Maritime Press Ltd, London

Odero-Terni-Orlando Company
Tashkent-class  Tashkent*
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
See Also  OTO Melara
  *Built for the USSR
  **Duca d'Aosta in Post-war Soviet Service

Italy destroyers
Leone-class  RN Leone · RN Tigre
Turbine-class  RN Aquilone · RN Turbine
Dardo-class  RN Dardo
Soldati-class  RN Aviere · RN Corazziere · RN Geniere
Comandanti Medaglie d'Oro-class  RN Comandante Margottini
Fante-class  Geniere

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