Pr. 7U

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Pr. 7U
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The Project 7U is a rank II Soviet destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.79 "Project X" when the Soviet fleet was implemented into the game. This was a backbone of Soviet naval forces in WW2. Project 7U is essentially an upgraded Project 7, the only difference being improved engine room.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Primary armament

Main article: B-13 (130 mm)

The captain of Pr. 7U will be familiar with this ship as it continues down the Soviet 130 mm road.. These naval cannons are standard cannon sizes found on other destroyers in the Soviet line-up. These cannons are quite capable at hitting the target and doing a considerable amount of damage.

Secondary armament

Main article: 34-K (76 mm)

Secondary armament found on this ship is a 76 mm cannon which can double as an anti-aircraft cannon which houses up to 300 rounds. Though a decent gun, it can hold its own against smaller boats or others which may be lacking in armour protection.

Anti-aircraft armament

In comparison to the Moskva, this destroyer packs better anti-aircraft batteries which include a 37 mm cannon and several 12.7 mm machine guns. Between these three types, there are 13 guns which can barrage incoming aircraft or small boats in the area and rain down a hail of bullets.

Torpedo armament

Main article: 53-38

Special armament

Main article: BB-1

Usage in battles

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Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 130 mm PB-46A SAPBC 76 mm O-361D Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 76 mm BR-361 Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation 130 mm ZS-46R HE-VT Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Bomb mortar Torpedo Mode

Pros and cons

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Due to the Novik-class destroyers becoming obsolete during the interwar period, and the Soviet needed a new destroyer to rival the new generation of destroyers in the world. Soviet engineers designed the Gnevny-class destroyer to be equipped with a cruiser-set of armaments with 130 mm calibre guns. As with other interwar destroyers, the anti-air defence on the was wholly inadequate, though was constantly improved in shipyards.

The initial set of Gnevny-class destroyers, built as Project 7, experienced problems involving the engine. As such, the design was modified into the Project 7U to signify the modernization. The Gnevny-class destroyers would go on to be the backbone of Soviet Navy during World War II.

After World War II, some of the destroyers were transferred to China, where one is still on display and it is possible to see it.


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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

USSR destroyers
Fidonisy-class  Kerch
Derzky-class  Frunze
Ognevoy-class  Pr. 30 Ognevoy
Leningrad-class  Leningrad (leader) · Moskva (leader)
Storozhevoy-class  Pr. 7U · Pr. 7U Stroyny
Tashkent-class  Tashkent (leader)
Neustrashimy-class  Pr. 41 Neustrashimy
Kotlin-class  Pr. 56 Spokoinyy