V-11 (37 mm)

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Description

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

This gun fires quickly for its size, with a reload time of 0.43 seconds stock, 0.33 seconds with an expert crew. The mount is fully traversing, limited only by objects in its way such as other guns or parts of the ship. Vertical guidance is -5°/+89° which gives it the ability to fire anywhere it pleases.

Available ammunition

On the coastal ships Yenot and Rosomacha, you have a choice between Universal (50/50), HE (5 HEF-T/1 AP-T), or AP (1 HEF-T/5 AP-T).

Universal is very useful as it is able to damage both aircraft and lightly armoured ships severely. With how fast the gun can fire, only half of the belt being HE is not an issue against aircraft, and the same holds true for the AP rounds against other vessels.

Comparison with analogues

Compared to the earlier 45 mm/46 21-K, the V-11 fires 5 times faster while not sacrificing too much explosive mass.

The 40 mm Bofors guns found on many American and British vessels have almost identical performance to the V-11.

The 37 mm guns found on German ships have far lower fire rates, while the 37s found on Italian ships are either better (Breda mod.38/mod.39) or far worse (Breda mod.32).

The Japanese have no direct counterpart, the closest being their trusty 25 mm mounts which have a fire rate 5 times slower.

Usage in battles

This gun is best used as it was designed: to crush enemy aircraft with its devastating fire rate and high-explosive shells as well as smother enemy lightly-armoured vessels with its armour-piercing rounds. This mount does not have the best horizontal traverse rate, so it is advisable to take control of the turrets and rotate them towards the target you want them to engage before they come into range and you turn it over to the AI.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High fire rate, can devastate enemy aircraft/light vessels easily.
  • Near-perfect -5°/+89° vertical guidance, aircraft cannot avoid this weapon by attacking from directly overhead.
  • Far better effective range compared to the 20 mm cannons found on earlier ships.

Cons:

  • Somewhat slow traverse rate, skilled pilots can easily evade AI gunners.
  • Despite having a mount shield visual, the armour isn't modeled so this mount gets easily knocked out.
  • On cruisers you cannot select different ammo belts like you can on the coastal ships equipped with this weapon.

History

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Media

V-11 mounts join the Zheleznyakov's main guns in firing at an enemy vessel.

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USSR naval cannons
20 mm  ShVAK
25 mm  2M-3
30 mm  AK-230 · 30 mm/54 AK-630 · BP "Plamya"
37 mm  37 mm/67 70-K · V-11
45 mm  45 mm/46 21-K · 45 mm/68 21-KM · 45 mm/89 SM-20-ZIF
57 mm  AK-725
75 mm  75 mm/50 Canet patt.1892
76 mm  34-K · 39-K · 76 mm/60 AK-176M · AK-726 · D-56TS · F-34 · Lender AA gun, pattern 1914/15
85 mm  85 mm/52 92-K · 85 mm/54.6 ZIS-C-53 · 90-K
100 mm  100 mm/56 B-34 · 100 mm/70 SM-5-1 · Minizini
102 mm  Pattern 1911
120 mm  120 mm/50 pattern 1905
130 mm  130 mm/50 pattern 1913 · 130 mm/58 SM-2-1 · B-13
152 mm  152 mm/57 B-38
180 mm  180 mm/57 B-1-P · 180 mm/60 B-1-K
305 mm  12-inch/52 pattern 1907
  Foreign:
40 mm  2pdr QF Mk.IIc (Britain)
47 mm  3 pdr QF Hotchkiss (Britain)