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Fan made Italian tech tree

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Hello folks, this is my tech tree for the RM(Regia Marina, the Italian Navy) I've made over a period of a couple of years. It's pretty much done but if you have comments please let me know!

 

This is the clone of my original topic in the EU forum(here).

 

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Guns spreadsheet

 

NOTES

 

Large destroyers: this mini-line, placed in parallel with the proper DD one, is an experiment. The problem of such ships is that they are something in between destroyers and light cruisers so i decided to kept them aside with the idea of linking them with the high tier DDs which have somewhat similar capabilities. It may or may not stay, depending on how things go.

 

Cruisers:

1)I added the armored cruisers at low tiers to supplement the line

2)Lack of tier III candidate for the protected cruiser line --> placed(at least for the time being) Vettor Pisani.

3)I assumed Cleveland at tier VIII(without that assumption making the line would be pointless) and, based on that assumption, i placed the Condottieri class accordingly.

4)I used projects made by Ansaldo for other countries(Spain and Russia) for tier IX and X.

 

Battleships:

1)I need to find a suitable ship to place above UP.41(Cassone could be the one but i'm hesitant about it). UPDATE: need to find more pieces of info on the ship I found

2)I haven't considered the other designs of Ferrati(the designer of Caracciolo). They may or may not show up in the end, all depends if i can find info on those

 

Carriers:

1)Only two ships were under construction: Aquila and Sparviero. The rest of the line has to be made of paper projects

2)Both Sparviero and Aquila were supposed to carry fighter bombers. Two planes were navalized: the G.50 and the Re.2001(the latter got accepted). My idea of making this line unique is to have all planes as fighter bombers but it's unclear if that is possible ingame. -->I added plausible planes on each role(with some blank spots)

 

To do list:

1)Find a tier X BB more suitable than Cassone UPDATE: need to find more pieces of info

2)Work on the CVs

3)Need fo finish with the premiums list

 

Index:

-Destroyers: from Palestro to Dardo

-Destroyers: from Maestrale to Soldati II

-Destroyers: Medaglie d'Oro and Capitani Romani

-Large Destroyers

-Cruisers: from Eritrea to Bari

-Cruisers: from Garibaldi to San Giorgio

-Cruisers: Condottieri-class

-Cruisers: from Trento to the Ansaldo projects

-Battleships: from Cuniberti 17.000 t to Caio Duilio

-Battleships: from Caracciolo to 4-16/16-40

-Battleships: Ferrati's projects

-Carriers

-Planes

-Premium ships: destroyers

-Premium ships: cruisers

-Premium ships: battleships

-WG Updates and comments

-Comparisons: Introduction

-Comparisons: Destroyers(from II to V)

-Comparisons: Destroyers(from VI to X)

-Comparisons: Cruisers(from I to V)

-Comparisons: Cruisers(from VI to X)

-Comparisons: Battleships(from III to VI)

-Comparisons: Battleships(from VII to X)

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DESTROYERS


Tier II: Palestro

 

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The Palestro-class was a project started in 1915 developed by Orlando, a company based in Livorno(which will later on became part of OTO). Due to WWI it was laid down only in 1917 and completed after the end of hostilities. Four ships of this class were built: Palestro, Confienza, San Martino and Solferino. All four of them were still in service when WWII broke out without getting any modifications from the original design, after being re-rated to torpedo boats. Due to their age they served as convoy escort during the war, as most of the other surviving WWI-era destroyers. Two of them, Palestro and Confienza, were sunk early in the war(Palestro got torpedoed by a British submarine off Durazzo on 22/9/40, Confienza due to a collision with the auxiliary cruiser Cecchi off Brindisi on 20/11/40) while the other two survived the war with the Allies. Both San Martino and Solferino got captured by the Germans on 9/9/43 and served under them(renamed TA17 and TA18 respectively). Both got lost in 1944(San Martino on 12/10/1944, Solferino on 19/10/1944).

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 875 tons

Full load displacement: 1076

Length: 80 m(water line), 81.9 m(overall length)

Beam: 8 m

Draught: 2.7 m(normal load), 2.8 m(full load)

Installed power: 18.000 hp

Maximum speed: 32 knots

Armament: 4x1 102/45, 2x1 76/40, 2x1 6.5/80, 2x2 450 mm TT

Refits:

-1942, Solferino, San Martino: -2x1 102/45, 2x76/40; 6x1 20/65

 

Tier III: Curtatone

 

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Story

Originally the Curtatone-class was part of the Palestro-class but their construction was suspended until after WWI. The design then got improved: the artillery armament was based with two twin mounts placed on the center line and the torpedo armament got improved(triple tubes instead of twin tubes launchers). Four ships were built: Curtatone, Castelfidardo, Calatafimi and Monzambano. As the previous Palestro-class they were still in service when WWII broke out after being re-rated as torpedo boats. They served as escort for the convoys to and from East Mediterranean. Curtatone was lost due to a mine off Piraeus on 20/5/41, Castelfidardo and Calatafimi were captured by the Germans(renamed TA16 and TA19 respectively) and lost in 1944(Castelfidardo on 1/6/1944, Calatafimi on 9/8/1944). Mombanzano was the only one remained under Italian control. After the Armistice she was in Greece and she sailed towards Taranto, where what was left of the Regia Marina was grouping before the trip to Malta. She reached Taranto safely and escorted convoys until the end of WWII. She was then stricken in 1951.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 953 tons

Full load displacement: 1214 tons

Length: 84.6 m(water line), 8437(overall length)

Beam: 8 m

Draught: 2.9 m(normal load), 3 m(full load)

Installed power: 22.000 hp

Maximum speed: 32 knots

Armament: 2x2 102/45, 2x1 76/30, 2x3 450 mm TT

Refits:

-1939/1940, all: -2x1 76/30, +2x1 20/70, 2x1 8/80

-1942/1943, Castelfidardo: +1x2 20/65

-1942/1943, Calatafimi: -1x2 102/45, 2x3 450 mm TT; +1x1 102/45, 2x2 20/65, 1x2 533 mm TT

-1942/1943, Mombanzano: -1x2 102/45; +1x1 102/45, 2x2 20/65

-1946/1947, Mombanzano: -1x1 102/45, 2x1 20/70, 2x1 8/80, 2x3 450 mm TT; +1x2 20/65, 1x2 533 mm TT

 

Tier IV: Sella

 

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Story

This destroyer class, developed by Pattison(a naval shipyard close to Naples), is an improvement of the Curtatone-class. It was a great improvement over the Curtatone: more powerful machinery, better artillery armament and better torpedo tubes. This came at a cost: the weight increased drastically compared to the older design. Four ships were built: Quintino Sella, Francesco Crispi, Bettino Ricasoli and Giovanni Nicotera. Two of these(Ricasoli and Nicotera) were sold to Sweden in 1940 prior to the Italian declaration of war. The two remaining in Italian serviced were used primarily as convoy escorts although Sella had other roles. She supported the first successful attack of the famous X MAS unit: the raid on Souda Bay(in which HMS York and a Norwegian tanker were sunk). When the Armistice came Sella was at Venice and she was sunk on 11/9/43 in her way to the South(most likely Taranto) by German torpedo boats. Crispi was captured by the Germans(renamed TA 15) and sunk by the British on 8/3/1944. She was raised and towed to Piraeus and then scuttled again on 12/10/1944.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1140 tons

Full load displacement: 1457 tons

Length: 82.5 m(water line), 84.9 (overall length)

Beam: 8.6 m

Draught: 2.7 m

Installed power: 36.000 hp

Maximum speed: 35 knots

Armament: 1x2 120/45, 1x1 120/45, 2x1 40/39, 2x1 13.2/76, 2x2 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1929, all: -1x1 120/45; + 1x2 120/45

-1938, all: -2x1 13.2/76; +2x2 13.2/76

-1941/1942, Sella and Crispi: -2x1 40/39; +4x1 20/70

Sauro

 

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NOTE: i cannibalized this class for the triple torpedo launchers since, other than that, they are quite similar to Sella.

Story

This class consisted of four ships: Sauro, Nullo, Battisti and Manin. All four of them were based in Italian colonies in East Africa and were lost early on in the war: Nullo was sunk by HMS Kimberley on 21/10/1940 while the other three were lost on 3/4/1941 during a failed attack on Port Sudan.

 

Tier V: Dardo

 

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Story

The Dardo-class was an improvement of the Turbine-class, dictated by the need of escorts for the new Zara-class cruisers. The main changes were in the machinery, added oil tanks(to improve the range) and the new artillery guns(120/50 instead of the older 120/45 used in previous designs). The funnels were changed: the two funnels were reduced to a large one to clear up space for the anti aircraft guns. This class consists of eight ships divided in two subclasses: the first series(Dardo, Freccia, Saetta and Strale) and the second series(Folgore, Baleno, Fulmine and Lampo) also known as Folgore-class. Of the first subclass three were sunk during the war: Strale ran aground on the coast of Tunisia on 21/6/1942 and got sunk by a British submarine on 6/8/1942, Saetta hit a mine on 3/2/1943 and Freccia was sunk by bombs while in port at Genoa on 8/8/1943. Dardo was at Genoa during the Armistice and got captured by the Germans. She got renamed TA 31 and stayed there until on 24/4/1945, the day before the liberation of Italy, she got scuttled. Of the second subclass all four were lost during the war, all four while escorting convoys to Africa: Baleno on 16/4/1941, Fulmine on 9/11/1941, Lampo on 30/4/1943 and Folgore on 2/12/1942. This last ship is worth mentioning for her last action: she fought against HMS Aurora, HMS Sirius, HMCS Quentin and HMCS Quiberon while escorting a convoy. She fought and retreated only after firing every shell and every torpedo at her disposal and sinking soon after due to the extensive damage sustained. Her captain, Corvette Captain Ener Bettica, decided to sink with her ship and for his action he got the highest medal in the Italian military(Medaglia d'Oro). A ship of the Comandanti-class was named after him.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement:

-Dardo-class: 1400 tons

-Folgore-class: 1450 tons

Full load displacement:

-Dardo-class: 2116 tons

-Folgore-class: 2100 tons

Length:

-Dardo-class: 92.2 m(water line), 96.1 m(overall length)

-Folgore-class: 94.3 m(water line), 96.1 m(overall length)

Beam:

-Dardo-class: 9.75 m

-Folgore-class: 9.2 m

Draught:

-Dardo-class: 3.15 m

-Folgore-class: 3.30 m

Installed power:

-Dardo-class: 44.000 hp

-Folgore-class: 44.000 hp

Maximum speed:

-Dardo-class: 38 knots

-Folgore-class: 38 knots

Armament:

-Dardo-class: 2x2 120/50, 2x1 40/39, 2x2 13.2/76, 2x3 533 mm TT

-Folgore-class: 2x2 120/50, 2x1 40/39, 2x2 13.2/76, 2x3 533 mm TT

Refits:

-Dardo-class:

-1939/1940, all: -2x1 40/39, 2x2 13.2/76; +(5 - 6) 20/65

-1942/1943 Dardo, Freccia, Saetta: -3x1 20/65, 1x3 533 mm TT; +2x1 37/54, 3x2 20/70

-Folgore-class:

-1939/1940, all: -2x1 40/39, 2x2 13.2/76; +(5 - 6) 20/65

-1942 Folgore, Lampo: -1x3 533 mm TT; +2x1 37/54

 

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Tier VI: Maestrale I

 

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Story

The Maestrale-class is basically an enlarged Dardo-class. Length was increased to improve sea worthiness, category in which the Dardo-class lacked. As a consequence weight increased but, thanks to a sound hull design, the maximum speed remained unchanged even without increasing the installed power. Also the armament remained unchanged although during WWII it saw many modifications. There are four ships of this class: Maestrale, Libeccio, Grecale and Scirocco. Three of them were lost during the war: Libeccio sunk by a submarine on 9/11/1941, Scirocco was lost due to a storm on 23/3/1942 and Maestrale was struck by a mine on 9/1/1943, towed to Genoa and then scuttled on 9/9/1943. Salvaged by the Germans who scuttled her yet again before the end of WWII. Grecale survived WWII and served with the MMI(Marina Militare Italiana, Italian Military Navy) as an ASW destroyer, after a post-war refit. She even became the flag ship of the Italian Navy when Duca degli Abruzzi was stricken and Garibaldi was under refit. She was stricken on 1964, thirty years later her completion.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1615 tons

Full load displacement: 2207 tons

Length: 101.6 m(water line), 106.7(overall length)

Beam: 10.2 m

Draught: 3.31 m

Installed power: 44.000 hp

Maximum speed: 38 knots

Armament: 2x2 120/50, 2x1 40/39, 2x2 13.2/76, 2x3 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1939/1940, all: -2x1 40/39, 2x2 13.2/76; +6x1 20/65

-1942, all survived: +1x1 120/15

-1942, Maestrale: -1x1 120/15 - 1x2 120/50; +2x1 120/50

-1943, Grecale: -6x1 20/65, 1x3 533 mm TT; 2x1 37/54, 6x2 20/65

 

 

 

Oriani

NOTE: cannibalized for the more powerful machinery

 

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Story

Also known as Poeti-class this class is basically a Maestrale with more installed power. Four ships of this class were built: Oriani, Carducci, Gioberti and Alfieri(all Italian poets). Three of these ships were lost: Gioberti on 9/8/1943 due to a submarine, Alfieri and Carducci on 28/3/1941 at Cape Matapan. Those two destroyers were the escort of Zara and Fiume, two Zara-class cruisers, sent out by Admiral Iachino to tow back home the disabled Pola, another Zara-class cruiser. That night the Mediterranean fleet caused severe losses: all three cruisers plus their escort were lost and from that day on the Italian Navy never tried again to attack in force. The last surviving ship, Oriani, served with the Italian Navy after the Armistice until the end of WWII. After that she was given to France as war reparation.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1675 tons

Full load displacement: 2254 tons

Length: 101.6 m(water line), 106.7(overall length)

Beam: 10.2 m

Draught: 3.42 m

Installed power: 48.000 hp

Maximum speed: 38 knots

Armament: 2x2 120/50, 4x2 13.2/76, 2x3 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1939/1940, all: -4x2 13.2/76; +8x1 20/65

-1942, Gioberti, Oriani: -1x3 533 mm TT; +1x1 120/15, 2x1 37/54, 2x2 20/70

 

Tier VII: Soldati I series

 

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Story

The Soldati-class I series is the pinnacle of evolution of destroyer development, started with the Palestro-class. Compared to the previous Oriani-class the Soldati-class had more efficient machinery, better AA and had installed from construction an additional 120/15, replaced in most ships with a 120/50. Twelve ships of this class were built: Alpino, Artigliere, Ascari, Aviere, Camicia Nera, Bersagliere, Carabiniere, Corazziere, Fuciliere, Granatiere, Geniere and Lanciere. They primarily served with the fleet but after the many losses substained they were forced to escort convoys. Between the twelve ships eight were lost during the war: Artigliere was sunk by HMS York and HMS Ajax on 12/10/1940, Lanciere was lost due to a storm on 23/5/1942, Aviere was sunk by a submarine on 17/12/1942, Bersagliere was sunk by US bombers on 7/1/1943, Geniere was sunk again by US bombers on 1/3/1943, Ascari struck mines and sank on 24/3/1943, Alpino was sunk by British planes on 19/4/1943 then raised by the Germans and scuttled again on 24/4/1943, Corazziere was scuttled by the crew on 9/9/1943 then raised by Germans and sunk by Allied planes on 4/9/1944. The last four surviving remained under Italian control: Carabiniere was one of the units which helped the survivors of the battleship Roma and then interned at the Balearic. After WWII she served with the MMI until 1965 after being refitted for ASW. Granatiere was already at Taranto when the Armistice became active and she served with what remained of the Italian Navy(and future MMI) until 1958, refitted as the Carabiniere. Camicia Nera, later on renamed Artigliere after the fall of Fascism in honor to the fallen sistership, was with the fleet as Carabiniere when the Armistice became active but she sailed on with the rest reaching Malta. She served with the Italian Navy until the end of WWII and then was given to the Soviet Union as war reparation. Also Fuciliere was with the fleet and helped saving the survivors of the Roma and sailed towards the Balearic with Carabiniere. After WWII she was given to the Soviet Union as war reparation.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1830 tons

Full load displacement: 2460 tons

Length: 101.6 m(water line), 106.7 m(overall length)

Beam: 10.2 m

Draught: 3.5 m

Installed power: 48.000 hp

Maximum speed: 38 knots

Armament:

-Carabiniere: 2x2 120/50, 4x2 13.2/76, 4x1 13.2/76, 2x3 533 mm TT

-all others: 2x2 120/50, 1x1 120/15, 4x2 13.2/76, 4x1 13.2/76, 2x3 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1941/1942, all survived: -4x2 13.2/76, 4x1 13.2/76; +4x2 20/65

-1941/1942, Carabiniere: +1x1 120/50

-1941/1942, Ascari, Camicia Nera, Geniere, Lanciere: -1x1 120/15; +1x1 120/50

-1943, Carabiniere, Granatiere: -1x3 533 mm TT; +2x1 37/54

-1943, Fuciliere: -1x1 120/15, 1x3 533 mm TT; +2x1 37/54

-1943, all survived: +(4-5) 20/65

 

Tier VIII: Maestrale II(Maestrale Potenziato)

 

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Story

This is a project which was developed around the same time of Soldati I. It was a much larger destroyer(2100-2200 tons standard load) with many improvements over the original Maestrale and over the contemporary Soldati. The primary armament was based on six 120/50, in three twin turrets, and the anti aircraft armament was greatly improved: four 37/54 and ten 20/65(a huge improvement compared to the twelve 13.2/76 considered for the original Soldati I). What doomed this sound project was the high unit cost compared to Soldati: for the same cost it was possible to build either eight of these destroyers or twelve Soldati and the Navy, which was in desperate need for escorts, chose the Soldati. Sadly i don't have much more information on them, at least not yet. I will update ASAP.

 

Tier VIII: Soldati II series

 

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Story

Soldati II was another project which had a lot of potential. Originally the second series was supposed to have twelve ships divided into two subclasses: four would have been similar to Carabiniere while the other eight were totally reworked. For this latter badge the important requirement was strong anti aircraft since the Navy required escorts for the new Littorio-class battleships plus the old Caio-Duilio which got extensive refits. Here are the armaments of the two designs:

-2x1 120/50, 4/5x1 90/50, 4/5x2 20/65

-2x2 120/50, 3x2 37/54, 5x2 20/65, 2x1 20/65, 1x3(later changed to 1x4) 533 mm TT

 

Between the two the second was chosen. It was soon abandoned due to the high losses substained during the early months of WWII and and the Soldati II became an iteration of the previous Soldati I with few modifications thanks to the battle experience obtained and with economy in mind(the engine power was reduced to 44.000 hp for that reason). The armament layout varied a lot between the ships which were completed but to make things simple i'll consider just the most common(2x2 120/50, 1x1 120/50 as primary and 4x2 20/65, 2x1 20/65 as AAA). This class was also the first destroyers to mount radars. Between the twelve originally proposed only seven were laid up: Bombardiere, Carrista, Corsaro, Legionario, Mitragliere, Squadrista and Velite. Only five were completed(Bombardiere, Corsaro, Legionario, Mitragliere and Velite), the last two were still under construction and remained unfinished. Of the five completed two were lost during WWII: Bombardiere was sunk by a British submarine on 17/1/1943 and Corsaro was sunk by mines on 9/1/1943 while trying to help Maestrale(also hit by mines). The three surviving were with the fleet when the Armistice was active: Velite and Legionario stayed with the fleet after the loss of the Roma while Mitragliere helped with the recovery and followed the other ships to the Balearic. At the end of WWII all three were given to France as war reparation.

 

Since the main difference with the I series is the armament of the original II series and the reduced installed power due to economic reasons(which won't have reason to exist in here since fuel isn't an issue) i won't write the technical data on this class.

 

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Tier IX: Medaglie d'Oro

 

Story

The whole line up to this point is pretty much a continuous work on a 1915 design to keep it with the standards. When WWII broke out the flaws on the designs became apparent: poor sea worthiness, range, poor accuracy of the primary armament and lack of proper AAA and ASW equipment. The project which was chosen to solve these issues was the Medaglie d'Oro-class, also known as Comandanti-class. The name comes from the namesakes: every ship was named after a commander who died earning the Medaglia d'Oro(the same medal earned by the captain of the Folgore). The original plan was to build twenty-four  ships, reduced to twenty by 1943. They were supposed to be built in three series(8-8-4 respectively), but not a single ship was ever completed due to the war. This was probably the finest destroyer ever designed by Italy but it came too late to change the outcome, as other sound designs such as RN Aquila(one of the two Italian aircraft carriers almost completed by the time the Armistice became active).

 

They were much larger than the previous destroyers(with full load displacement over 3000 tons) and the improvements were all across the board. Before talking about the improvement i prefer to talk about one radical change in this design: every single destroyer i wrote about in this topic was designed to be fast and only then was supposed to fight. The maximum speed of older destroyers were achieved only in light configuration and it was impossible to reach them with full load. On the other hand this destroyer wasn't meant to go fast: the maximum speed was "only" 34 knots, which doesn't sound a lot compared to the 38 knots of the older designs and the 40 knots of Capitani Romani placed at tier X. Another difference from the older designs was the presence of radar on every single ship, technology which was considered almost as witchcraft by the Italian Navy until Cape Matapan. Then there's a huge step forward as far as armament is concerned: the old 120/50 were replaced by the newer 135/45 in single mounts and AAA was improved drastically. The amount of AA guns was increased and the primary armament was mounted on DP mounts(although i have to verify this information). All this was achieved without sacrificing the torpedo armament which remained the standard 2x3 533 mm TT, making this class a good all rounder with good primary armament, AAA and reasonable torpedo armament(although Italy won't shine on that regard).

 

Here are the three series and their technical data

I series

 

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Technical data

Full load displacement: 3000 tons

Length: 120.7 m(overall length)

Beam: 12.3 m

Draught: 3.9 m

Installed power: 60.000 hp

Maximum speed: 34 knots

Armament: 4x1 135/45, 12x1 37/54, 2x3 533 mm TT

 

 

II series

 

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Technical data

Full load displacement: 3000 tons

Length: 120.7 m(overall length)

Beam: 12.3 m

Draught: 3.9 m

Installed power: 60.000 hp

Maximum speed: 34 knots

Armament: 5x1 135/45, 2x4 37/54, 2x4 20/65, 2x3 533 mm TT

 

III series

 

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Technical data

Full load displacement: 3200 tons

Length: 120.7 m(overall length)

Beam: 12.3 m

Draught: 3.9 m

Installed power: 60.000 hp

Maximum speed: 34 knots

Armament: 5x1 135/45, 2x4 37/54, 3x4 20/65, 2x3 533 mm TT

 

The differences between the series are on AAA(which changed on all three), an improvement in primary armament between the I and II and a change in engine layout between the II and the III(echelon instead of linear).

 

Tier X: Capitani Romani

 

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Story

In the early '30s France developed two fast destroyers: Fantasque and Mogador. Both were much faster than every Italian destroyer in line and, due to the rivalry between the two nations, Italy decided to respond accordingly. The answer was Capitani Romani. During all the line there's an increase in weight and installed power but with this class the Italian engineers decided to come very close to the boundary between destroyers and light cruisers to fit all the improvements. Compared to the latest pre-war destroyers the improvements are massive:

-better artillery armament, based on four twin turrets with 135/45 guns

-better AAA with 8x1 37/54 and 4x2 20/65(or 20/70)

-better torpedo armament with 2x4 533 mm TT

-more installed power with 110.000 hp, comparable(if not superior) to the values seen in most cruisers(only Trento and Bolzano had a more powerful machinery)

 

The trade of of all this is a big increase in displacement: over 5000 ton in full load configuration stretching the boundary between destroyers and cruisers since the tonnage is more similar to a cruiser but the design itself is more similar to destroyers(although brought to the extreme). Twelve ships of this class were ordered: Attilio Regolo, Scipione l'Africano, Pompeo Magno, Giulio Germanico, Ulpio Traiano, Ottaviano Augusto, Caio Mario, Lucio Cornelio Silla, Claudio Druso, Claudio Tiberio, Paolo Emilio and Vipsanio Agrippa. Of these only the first three came into service while the others remained uncomplete(although Giulio Germanico has a story worth mentioning). The three completed haven't seen much action due to how bad the situation was between 1942 and 1943. Their stories basically start with the Armistice: the Attilio Regolo was the lead ship of the few which helped the survivors of the Roma and brought them to the Balearic. She returned back home at Taranto, as the other ships, only on 1945. After WWII she was given to France as war reparation. The Scipione l'Africano was the escort of the corvette Baionetta, the ship used the King and the Italian government to flee southwards. After escorting the King to safety she stayed with the only two remaining Littorio-class battleships at Great Bitter Lake: Littorio(renamed Italia) and Vittorio Veneto. She was then given to France as war reparation. The last one with active service, Pompeo Magno, was at Taranto with the battleship Caio Duilio and she reached Malta safely. After WWII she was refitted with ASW equipment, renamed San Giorgio and served with the MMI until 1979 spending her final years as a training ship. The last ship worth mentioning is the Giulio Germanico, which was almost completed when the Armistice became active. She was at the shipyard of Castellamare di Stabia(near Naples) that day and her crew, lead by Corvette Captain Domenico Baffigo, helped with the defense of the base against the Germans sent to take the base and the ship stationed there. After three days of fighting Baffigo was invited by the Germans to negotiate. The negotiations never started: he was taken as prisoner, brought

to Naples and executed(for his action he got the Medaglia d'Oro). The ship was soon after scuttled by the retreating Germans, salvaged after the war and served with the MMI as San Marco. She got the same refit of her sistership Pompeo Magno/San Giorgio and remained in service until 1971.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 3987 tons

Full load displacement: 5600 tons

Length: 138.7 m(water line), 142.2 m(overall length)

Beam: 14.4 m

Draught: 4.9 m

Installed power: 110.000 hp

Maximum speed: 40 knots

Armament: 4x2 135/45, 8x1 37/54, 4x2 20/65(or 20/70), 2x4 533 mm TT

 

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LARGE DESTROYERS

Tier II: Poerio

 

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Story

The Poerio-class is the first large built by Italy. It was developed after the failure of the explorer cruiser Nino Bixio which wasn't satisfactory. Originally it started as a destroyer with a heavy focus in torpedo armament with eight torpedo tubes in total(two twin torpedo racks per side) and four 102/35 guns as main armament. Before entering service however the armament was changed: two torpedo racks were removed and replaced with additional guns. Three ships of this class were built: Poerio, Pepe and Rossarol. All three of them served actively during WWI in the Adriatic supporting MAS and escorting convoys and major vessels. Only Rossarol was lost, on 16/11/1918 due to a mine. After WWI the surviving Poerio and Pepe served with the Italian Navy until 1938, when they were given to the Spanish Nationalists.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1028 tons

Full load displacement: 1216 tons

Length: 83.1 m(water line), 85 m(overall length)

Beam: 8 m

Draught: 2.8 m(standard load), 3.1 m(full load)

Installed power: 24.000 hp

Maximum speed: 31.5 knots

Armament:

-Original project: 4x1 102/35, 4x2 450 mm TT

-As built: 6x1 102/35, 2x2 450 mm TT

Refits:

-1917, all: +2x1 40/39

-1918, Poerio: -6x1 102/35; +5x1 102/45

-1918, Pepe, Rossarol: -6x1 102/35; +6x1 102/45

 

Tier III: Mirabello

 

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Story

The Mirabello-class is another large destroyers developed during WWI. It is a further step forward compared to Poerio. Mirabello was considerably larger than Poerio and that made space for a larger array of guns. Eight guns were mounted: either eight 102/35 or seven 102/35 plus a 152/40. The 152 mm however didn't last long because it was causing too much stress on the ship and was then replaced by the usual 102 mm. Three ships of this class were built: Mirabello, Riboty and Racchia. All three served during WWI and survived. Racchia was lost on 21/7/1920 near Odessa while escorting a convoy full of ex Russian POWs taken from the Austro-Hungarians. The other two surviving were still in service when WWII broke out and served primarily as escorts. Mirabello was lost due to a mine on 21/5/1941 during an escort mission. Riboty survived and remained under Italian control until the end of WWII. Riboty was the most active Italian destroyer of WWII and due to her extensive use she was discarted by the Soviet Union(originally was supposed to be given as war reparation). She remained at Taranto until the demolition happened in 1950.

 

Technical data

 

NOTE: as for now i will exclude the 152 mm since there aren't known ships with mixed primary armament, especially since it got replaced.

Standard displacement: 1784 tons

Full load displacement: 1972 tons

Length: 101.1 m(water line), 103.4 m(overall length)

Beam: 9.7 m

Draught: 3.3 m standard load, 3.6 m full load

Installed power: 44.000 hp

Maximum speed: 35 knots

Armament: 8x1 102/35, 2x1 76/40, 2x1 6.5/80, 2x2 450 mm TT

Refits:

-1920/1922, Riboty, Mirabello: -8x1 102/35; +8x1 102/45

-1922/1923, Riboty, Mirabello: -2x1 76/40; +2x1 40/39

-1942, Riboty: -2x1 102/45, 2x1 6.5/80; +1x1 40/39, 2x1 8/80

-1943, Riboty: -2x1 102/45, 3x1 40/39, 2x2 450 mm TT; 6x1 20/70(Oerlikon)

 

I don't think the 1943 refit will be implemented ingame since it would sacrifice too much firepower for AAA which isn't exactly that critical at tier III, especially since the 1942 refit is already good enough for a tier III destroyer.

 

Tier IV: Leone

 

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Story

As for the contemporary destroyers in the early '20s the large destroyers got further improvements on their design and the fruit of such improvements is the Leone-class. This class is larger than the predecessor with improvements on primary and torpedo armament. The primary armament was based on the new 120/45 in twin mounts while the torpedo armament was based on triple tubes instead of the twin tubes used before. All the armament was placed along the center line which made the Leone more effective than the predecessor. This improvements came at a cost since the full load displacement grew and, also due to a slightly reduced installed power, there was a small loss in maximum speed. Five ships were originally ordered: Leone, Pantera, Tigre, Lince and Leopardo. Only the first three were built and saw service, primarily in the Italian colonies in East Africa. All three were lost during the war: Leone struck uncharted rocks on 1/4/1941 while Pantera and Tigre were scuttled on 3/4/1941 to avoid capture.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1745 tons

Full load displacement: 2289 tons

Length: 109.6 m(water line), 113.4 m(overall length)

Beam: 10.3 m

Draught: 3.2 m(standard load), 3.6 m(full load)

Installed power: 42.000 hp

Maximum speed: 34 knots

Armament: 4x2 120/45, 2x1 76/40, 2x1 6.5/80, 2x3 450 mm TT

Refits:

-1931/1932, all: -2x3 450 mm TT; +2x1 40/39, +2x2 533 mm TT

-1936, all: -2x1 76/40(to make room for the air conditioning system so this won't be considered)

-1938, all: +2x2 13.2/76, +2x1 6.5/80

-1939, all: -2x2 13.2/76, -4x1 6.5/80; +2x2 20/65

 

Tier V: Navigatori

 

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Story

The Navigatori-class was developed in response to the new French destroyers classes Jaguar and Guepard. They are unique as far as destroyer development is concerned because they are the only class with an echelon configuration for their engines(only the III series of Medaglie d'Oro had that same configuration). Other innovations compared to Leone are on the primary armament(with the 120/50 replacing the older 120/45), better AAA and better torpedo armament although the arrangement is unusual(two triple racks with two 533 mm TT one the sides and one 450 mm TT on the center). Twelve ships of this class were built: da Mosto, da Recco, da Noli, di Verazzano, Malocello, Pancaldo, Pessagno, Pigafetta, Tarigo, Usodimare, Vivaldi and Zeno. They were used primarily as escorts for convoys to and from Africa. During such missions most of the ships of this class were lost and, due to this reason, i prefer to talk about the ones i find worth mentioning. The ships worh mentioning are the Tarigo, the Vivaldi and the da Noli. The Tarigo was sunk during an escort mission on 16/4/1941. On that day she faced alone four British destroyers(HMS Jervis, HMS Janus, HMS Nubian and HMS Mohawk) and before going under she was able to hit HMS Mohawk with torpedoes, crippling her(she had to be scuttled). For this action the captain, Pietro de Cristofaro, and the chief engineer, Luca Balsofiore, got the Medaglia d'Oro. Vivaldi an da Noli have a sadder story: they survived until the Armistice and based at Civitavecchia when the Armistice became active. They were supposed to carry the King and his entourage southwards. The King decided to go to Pescara and the two destroyers had new orders: to go to the Maddalena and meet with the rest of the fleet. Both were sunk on their way by the Germans: da Noli was first hit by German coastal batteries based on Corsica and then hit by a mine. Vivaldi was badly hit by the coastal batteries but she was able to sail on although at only 10 knots due to the engine compartment being hit. She was then hit by German bombers and, due to the extensive damage, forced to scuttle. The captain, Alessandro Cavriani, and the chief engineer, Virginio Fasan, remained on board to speed up the process and both sank with the ship. For their action they received the Medaglia d'Oro.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1935 tons

Full load displacement: 2580 tons

Length: 105.5 m(water line), 107.3 m(overall length)

Beam: 10.2 m

Draught: 3.4 m

Installed power: 50.000 hp

Maximum speed: 38 knots

Armament: 3x2 120/50, 2x1 40/39, 2x2 13.2/76, 2x(2x533 mm +1x450 mm) TT

Refits:

-1933/1934, all: -2x(2x533 mm +1x450 mm) TT; +2x2 13.2/76, 2x2 533 mm TT

-1939/1940, all except da Recco and Usodimare: reconstruction(new dimensions 109.3x11.2x4.2 m, displacement 2125/2888 tons); -2x2 533 mm TT; +2x3 533 mm TT; +2x2 13.2/76

-1940/1941, all survived: -2x1 40/39, 4x2 13.2/76; +(7-9)x1 20/65 or 20/70

-1942 Antonio da Noli, Nicolosso da Recco, Lanzerotto Malocello, Leone Pancaldo, Antonio Pigafetta, Ugolini Vivaldi, Nicoló Zeno: -1x3 533 mm TT; +2x1 37/54

 

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CRUISERS

Tier I: Eritrea

 

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Story

RN Eritrea was a ship specifically designed to serve in the colonies in Africa. She was designed to fulfill multiple roles but her primary job was to support the subs based there. The construction started in 1935 and completed in 1937. After a mission off the coast of Spain(in that period there was the Spanish Civil War) she was rebased in Massaua. She stationed her until the 18/2/1941 when Supermarina(the Navy High Command) gave the order to sail to Japan and force the British blockade(at that time the British were conquering the Italian colonies). During the night she set sail towards the destination reaching Kobe on March. After reaching Japan she supported the submersibles which transported goods to Japan and fulfilled that role until the Armistice. On that day she was sailing to reach the Cappellini and, after getting the message, she sailed toward Ceylon avoiding Japanese patrols. She then supported Allied subs until the end of the war when was given to France in 1948.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 2165 tons

Full load displacement: 3068 tons

Length: 87 m(water line), 96.9 m(overall length)

Beam: 13.3 m

Draught: 3.5 m normal load, 4.7 m max load

Installed power: 9100 hp

Armament: 2x2 120/45, 2x1 40/39, 4x1 13.2/76

Refits:

-1940/1941: -2x1 40/39, +2x2 37/54

 

Tier II: Quarto/Nino Bixio

 

 

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Quarto

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Nino Bixio

 

It may look strange to have two ships in the very same slot but there's a reason. They share the same armament and protection and they differ primarily in size(Bixio is bigger and heavier than Quarto), speed(Quarto is marginally faster) and armament layout(Bixio could bring to bear more guns than Quarto on a broadside). Both were developed around the same time and they are the base for the development of the line i placed above. Since they are fairly similar i decided to use them both in the same slot as presets. Quarto will be the stock configuration(even though she was overall more successful due to better machinery), and Bixio as final preset.

 

Story

Both Nino Bixio-class and Quarto were developed before WWI as scout cruisers. Quarto was a one-ship class while Nino Bixio had two ships: Nino Bixio and Marsala. All three served during WWI on the blockade arranged on the Adriatic to box in the Austro-Hungarians. All three ships survived WWI and kept service in the Italian Navy after that. From then on the three ships have different fates: Marsala and Bixio had to be scrapped because their machinery degradaded(Marsala on 1927, Bixio on 1929). Quarto on the other hand had a much better machinery which kept her going for quite some time. She served in the Italian colonies, replaced Libia in China and then come back home on 1938 to support the war effort during the Spanish Civil War. During that year there was an accident on the boiler room which caused her retirement. She was used as target from 1939 and then scuttled to obstruct the port at Livorno on 1944.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement:

-Quarto: 3271 tons

-Bixio: 3575 tons

Full load displacement:

-Quarto: 3442 tons

-Bixio: 4141 tons

Length:

-Quarto: 126 m(water line), 131.6 m(overall length)

-Bixio: 131.4 m(water line), 140.3 m(overall length)

Beam:

-Quarto: 12.8 m

-Bixio: 13 m

Draught:

-Quarto: 4.1 m

-Bixio: 4.1 m

Installed power:

-Quarto: 25.000 hp

-Bixio: 22.500 hp

Maximum speed:

-Quarto: 28 knots

-Bixio: 26.8 knots(Bixio), 27.5 knots(Marsala)

Armor:

-Quarto: 40 mm(deck), 100 mm(CT)

-Bixio: 40 mm(deck), 100 mm(CT)

Armament:

-Quarto: 6x1 120/50, 6x1 76/50, 2 450 mm TT beam (submerged)

-Bixio: 6x1 120/50, 6x1 76/50, 2 450 mm TT beam(submerged)

Refits:

-Quarto:

-1936: -3x1 76/50; 3x2 13.2/76

(in 1927 a sea plane was added but i don't think it will have it ingame)

-Bixio:

-1920, both: +2x1 40/39

 

Tier III: Vettor Pisani(temporary)

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Story

The Vettor Pisani-class was an armored cruiser class designed at the end of the XIX century. Two ships of this class were built: Vettor Pisani and Carlo Alberto. Both saw service in the Boxer Rebellion, in the Italo-Turkish war and, even though they were considered obsolete, in WWI. After WWI they were demolished in 1920. One of the two, Carlo Alberto, was used by Marconi for his experiments with the radio back in 1902.

 

The distinct feature of this class compared to the counterparts(primarily St.Louis) is the armament layout(shown below)

 

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Technical data

Standard displacement: 6397 tons

Full load displacement: 7057 tons

Length: 99 m(water line), 105.7 m(overall length)

Beam: 18 m

Draught: 7.2 max load

Installed power: 13.000 hp

Maximum speed: 19 knots

Armament: 12x1 152/40, 6x1 120/40

Refits:

-none

 

NOTE: this ship is a placeholder since i'm not 100% sure about it.

 

Tier IV: Bari

 

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 Story

RN was the cruiser Pillau, given to Italy by Germany after WWI. IN the '20s the only modification was mounting three 76/40 AA guns instead of the two German 88 mm. She served in that form until the mid '30s when she was refitted yet again: the main changes where in the machinery(the six coal burning boilers were removed and replaced with oil tanks), removal of the fore funnel, the torpedo tubes were removed and AA armament was improved. After the refit she served in Africa until 1938, when she was replaced by RN Eritrea. When WWII started she was first assigned at Taranto for the protection of the base and then became the flag ship of the "Forza Navale Speciale"(the litteral translation: Special Naval Force, SNF in short), created to support the amphibious assaults. She was supposed to lead the invasion of Malta(Operation "C3") but, due to how the war was going, the operation was called off. After Operation Torch she carried troops to Bastia for the occupation of Bastia. Soon after the SNF was disbanded and Bari was supposed to be refitted as anti aircraft cruiser in the naval shipyard of Leghorn. She was badly damage during an Allied bombardment on 28/6/1943 and then scuttled after the Armistice. She was partially scrapped by Germans in 1944. After WWII the relict of Bari was raised and finally scrapped in 1948.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 5156 tons

Full load displacement: 5305 tons

Length: 134.3 m(water line), 135.3 m(overall length)

Beam: 13.6 m

Draught: 5.98 max load

Installed power: 27.000 hp

Maximum speed: 27 knots

Armament: 8x1 149/43, 2x1 88/45, 2x1 500 mm TT

Refits:

-1921/23: -2x1 88/45; +3x1 76/40

-1934/35: 6 coal boilers were removed(21000 hp, 24.5 knots), fore funnel was removed, oil reserves increased, -2x1 500 mm TT; +3x2 20/65, 3x2 13.2/76, displacement was 3248/5220 tons

-1940/41: +6x1 20/65

 

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Tier II: Garibaldi

 

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The Garibaldi-class was an armored cruiser designed for export. She served with the Italian, Argentinian, Spanish and Japanese navies. Overall eight ships were built: three for the Italian(Garibaldi, Varese and Ferrucci), four for the Argentinian(Garibaldi, San Martin, Belgrano and Pueyrredon), one for the Spanish(Cristobal Colon) and two for the Japanese(Kasuga and Nisshin).

 

What makes this class special is the fact that they were able to take a serious beating and stay afloat. The best example on that regard is Nisshin which took 13 hits(of which six were 12" and one 9" shells) and stayed afloat and in her position for the whole time(she was the sixth and final ship in the main Japanese line with her sister Kasuga in front of her). In Italian service this class served in the Italo-Turkish war and in WWI(Garibaldi was sunk by a submarine on 1915). After WWI the surviving ships served as training ships until the late '20s(replaced by Amerigo Vespucci and Cristoforo Colombo).

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 7234 tons

Full load displacement: 7972 tons

Length: 104.1 m(water line), 111.8 m(overall length)

Beam: 18.3 m

Draught: 7.1 m

Installed power:

-Varese: 14713 hp

-Garibaldi: 13655 hp

Maximum speed:

-Varese: 20 knots

-Garibaldi: 19.7 knots

Protection: 150 - 70 mm(belt), 150 mm(upper belt), 150 - 100 mm(barbettes), 150 mm(turrets), 150 mm(casemates), 38 - 25 mm(deck), 150 mm(CT)

Armament: 2x2 203/45 or 2x1 254/40 or 1x2 203/45 + 1x1 254/40, 14x1 152/40, 10x1 76/40

Refits: none

 

Tier III: Pisa

 

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Story

The Pisa-class armored cruiser was derived from Regina Elena. They were heavily armed for an armored cruisers, with four 10" guns and eight 7.5" guns, and their protection was sizeable, with 200 mm of belt armor(just 50 mm less than the contemporary battleships). Three ships of this class were built: Pisa, Amalfi and Averof(sold to Greece). The two Italian ones served in the Italo Turkish war and then in WWI. Amalfi was sunk by a submarine in 1915 while Pisa survived and got stricken in 1937. I don't talk about Averof because it will be considered in the EU tech tree(we don't know the tier yet).

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 9832 tons

Full load displacement: 10600 tons

Length: 130 m(water line), 140.5 m(overall length)

Beam: 21 m

Draught: 7.1 m

Installed power: 20000 hp

Maximum speed: 23 knots

Protection: 200 mm(belt), 160 mm(main turrets), 130 mm(secondary turrets), 50 mm(deck), 180 mm(CT)

Armament: 2x2 254/45, 4x2 190/45, 16x1 76/50, 8x1 47/50, 4x1 6.5/80

Refits:

-1917 - 1918, Pisa: -2x1 76/50, 8x1 47/50; +6x1 76/40

 

Tier IV: San Giorgio

 

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Story

The San Giorgio-class is basically an iteration of Pisa with few improvements regarding machinery and protection of turrets(both primary and secondary) and conning tower. Two ships of this class were built: San Giorgio and San Marco. There are also differences between the two ships of the class: San Marco has a more powerful machinery and four shafts instead of two. Both served during WWI and remained in service during the inter war period. San Marco was converted to a radio controlled target while San Giorgio was refitted and sent to Tobruk as static AA platform. San Giorgio was scuttled by the crew on 22/1/1941. San Giorgio is known because her AAA guns destroyed the plane of Italo Balbo, famous Italian aviator and then governor of Lybia(some time before British planes attacked so the gunners assumed it was an enemy plane).

 

Technical data

Standard displacement:

-San Giorgio: 10167 tons

-San Marco: 10969 ton

Full load displacement:

-San Giorgio: 11300 tons

-San Marco: 11900 tons

Length: 131 m(water line), 140.8 m(overall length)

Beam: 21 m

Draught:

-San Giorgio: 7.3 m

-San Marco: 7.8 m

Installed power:

-San Giorgio: 19500 hp

-San Marco: 23000 hp

Maximum speed:

-San Giorgio: 23.2 knots

-San Marco: 23.8 knots

Protection: 200 mm(belt), 200 mm(main turrets), 160 mm(secondary turrets), 50 mm(deck), 250 mm(CT)

Armament: 2x2 254/45, 4x2 190/45, 18x1 76/50, 2x1 47/50, 4x1 6.5/80

Refits:

-1917 - 1918, both: -8x1 76/50, 8x1 47/50; +6x1 76/40

-1938, San Giorgio: -10x1 76/50, 6x1 76/40, 2x1 6.5/80; +4x2 100/47, 2x2 13.2/76, 6x2 20/65, 3x2 37/54

-1940, San Giorgio: +1x2 100/47, +5x2 13.2/76

 

NOTE: In the 1938 San Giorgio also got her machinery modified: she originally had 14 boilers burning coal and in the refit she mounted 8 boilers burning oil. This change reduced the overall displacement, the amount of funnels and also the speed(which wasn't that necessary since she was used as a stationary AA platform). Since her speed dropped below 19 knots with this refit i don't know if it will be used or not.

 

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Tier V: Condottieri I - da Giussano

 

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Story

The da Giussano-class is the first badge of the most numerous class of cruisers built by Italy. The project started as an answer to the new French destroyer developed in the mid '20s. This class was designed to be fast: their machinery was the most powerful in the whole Italian fleet at that time and their length to beam ratio was above 10(like in case of the destroyers). Armament was adequate, based on eight 152 mm guns in four twin turrets(although the spacing between guns was absent). The main weakness of this class was the armor, or the lack of it. Four ships of this class were built: da Giussano, da Barbiano, Bande Nere and Colleoni. All four were lost during WWII: Colleoni on 19/7/1940 during the battle of Capo Spada, da Giussano and da Barbiano on 13/12/1941 during the battle of Capo Bon and Bande Nere on 1/4/1942 by a British submarine. Before WWII however there were plans to convert this class to AA cruisers, with two different designs proposed. The main difference between these two project is in the armament:

-16x1 90/50, 10x2 20/65

-2x2 135/45, 12x1 90/50, 4x2 37/54, 8x2 20/65

 

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Technical data

Standard displacement: 5170 tons

Full load displacement: 6844 tons

Length: 160 m(water line), 169.3 m(overall length)

Beam: 15.5 m

Draught: 5.3 m

Installed power: 95.000 hp

Maximum speed: 36.5 knots

Armor: 24+18(belt), 20 mm(bulkheads), 20 mm(decks) 23 mm(turrets), 40 - 25 mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 152/53, 3x2 100/47, 2x1 40/39, 2x2 533 mm TT

Refits:

-early 1930, all: -2x1 40/39; +4x2 13.2/76

-1938/1939, all: +4x2 20/65

 

Condottieri II - Cadorna

 

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Story

The Cadorna-class is a modified da Giussano, built for better seaworthiness. There were also other changes like a newer main artillery mount(the turrets were more spacious while the guns remained the same), new positioning of the catapult(between the second funnel and turret number 3), better starting AA and better protected conning tower. These changes made the Cadorna-class a bit more successful than the previous one although it was the last of the kind totally devoted to speed as main protection. Two ships of this class were built: Cadorna and Diaz. Diaz was sunk on 25/2/1941 by a british submarine while on an escort mission. Cadorna was at Taranto on 8/9/1943 and sailed to Malta with the fleet. She remained under Italian control even after WWII and served as training ship until 1951.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 5232 tons

Full load displacement: 7080 tons

Length: 160 m(water line), 169.3 m(overall length)

Beam: 15.5 m

Draught: 5.5 m

Installed power: 95000 hp

Maximum speed: 36.5 knots

Armor: 24+18(belt), 20 mm(bulkheads), 20 mm(decks) 40 mm(turrets), 70 - 25 mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 152/53, 3x2 100/47, 2x1 40/39, 4x2 13.2/76 2x2 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1938, both: -2x1 40/39, 4x2 20/65

-late 1943, Cadorna: -4x2 13.2/76; +4x1 20/70 Oerlikon

-1944, Cadorna: -2x2 533 mm TT

 

Tier VI: Condottieri III - Montecuccoli

 

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Story

The Montecuccoli-class is the first Italian light cruiser with a balanced approach in mind. Sea whorthiness and protection were improved at the expense of increased displacement. To maintain a high maximum speed a more powerful machinery was installed making this class even marginally faster compared to the older designs. Other important difference is in the anti aircraft armament: instead of the couple of 40/39 eigh 37/54 were installed(in four twin mounts) and the catapult was moved amidship between the funnels. Two ships of this class were buit: Montecuccoli and Attendolo. Attendolo was sunk during an aerial bombardment of the port of Naples on 4/12/1942 while Montecuccoli was still in service during the Armistice and remained under Italian control(she was with the main group of the fleet at La Spezia). She served under the MMI as training ship until 1964.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 7405 tons

Full load displacement: 8853 tons

Length: 166.7 m(water line), 182.2 m(overall length)

Beam: 16.6 m

Draught: 6  m

Installed power: 106.000 hp

Maximum speed: 37 knots

Armor: 60+25 mm(belt), 40 - 20 mm(bulkheads), 30 - 20 mm(decks), 50 - 30 mm(barbettes), 70 mm(turrets), 100 - 40 mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 152/53, 3x2 100/47, 4x2 37/54, 4x2 13.2/76, 2x2 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1943, Montecuccoli: -4x2 13.2/76; +10x1 20/70 Oerlikon

-1944: -2x2 533 mm TT; +2x1 20/70 Oerlikon

 

Condottieri IV - Duca d'Aosta

 

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Story

The Duca d'Aosta-class is basically an enlarged Montecuccoli-class with small improvements. The improvements where primarily done to fix weaknesses of the previous class: the armor was improved(although marginally), the amount of anti aircraft guns was increased and the twin torpedo tubes were replaced by triple ones. Two ships of this class were built: Duca d'Aosta and Principe Eugenio(the samesake is the same of Austro-Hungarian battleship and the German cruiser Prinz Eugen). Both took part in numerous engagements with the British and stayed with the fleet the whole time. During the armistice they were at La Spezia and sailed to Malta with the fleet. After WWII Duca d'Aosta was given to the Soviet Union(as Kerch) while Principe Eugenio was given to Greece(as Elli).

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 8610 tons

Full load displacement: 10672 tons

Length: 171.8 m(water line), 186.9 m(overall length)

Beam: 17.5 m

Draught: 6.5 m

Installed power: 110.000 hp

Maximum speed: 36.5 knots

Armor: 70 + 35 mm(belt), 50-30 mm(bulkheads), 35 - 30 mm(decks), 70 - 50 mm(barbettes), 90 mm(turrets), 100 - 25 mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 152/53, 3x2 100/47, 4x2 37/54, 6x2 13.2/76, 2x3 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1943, both: -6x2 13.2/76; +10x1 20/70 Oerlikon

-1944, both: -2x3 533 mm TT; +2x1 20/70 Oerlikon

 

Tier VII: Condottieri V Duca degli Abruzzi

 

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Story

The Duca degli Abruzzi is the final class actually built of this long line. Compared to da Giussano it's a whole new beast: armor was increased even further, the main armament was modified totally with new gun and new turrets(granting better spacing between barrels) and the heavy anti aircraft armament was changed(with two twin turrets mounting 100/47 per side). The biggest change is, as it happened(too late) with the destroyers, the loss of importance of  speed: Duce degli Abruzzi had a maximum speed of "only" 34 knots compared to the 36.5/37 knots of all previous classes. This drop is mainly due to the fact the displacement grew while the installed power dropped slightly. Two ships of this class were built: Duca degli Abruzzi and Garibaldi. Both served with the fleet for the whole war. After the Armistice they remained under Italian controlled and patrolled the Atlantic with the Allies. After WWII they served with the MMI. Duca degli Abruzzi was stricken on 1961 after being the flagship since 1956 while Garibaldi remained in service until 1971 after being refitted as missile cruiser(the first of its kind in a European fleet).

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 9440 tons

Full load displacement: 11575 tons

Length: 171.8 m(water line), 187 m(overall length)

Beam: 18.9 m

Draught: 6.8 m

Installed power: 100.000 hp

Maximum speed: 34 knots

Armor: 100+30 mm(belt), 100+30 mm(bulkheads), 40+(15 - 10) mm(deck), 100 - 30(barbettes), 135 mm(turrets), 140 - 30 mm(CT)

Armament: 2x3 152/55, 2x2 152/55, 4x2 100/47, 4x2 37/54, 4x2 13.2/76, 2x3 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1943, both: -4x2 13.2/76; +4x2 20/65, 2x1 20/65

-1944, both: -2x3 533 mm TT; +2x1 100/47

 

Condottieri VI - Ciano

Ciano is basically an iteration of Duca degli Abruzzi with few improvements. The armor thickness was increased but marginally: 5 mm more on the deck and turrets. The main changes were on the anti aircraft armament: the old 100/47 were replaced by eight 90/50 in single mounts and the original eight 13.2/76 were replaced by twelve 20/65. The engine power was also increased from 100.000 to 115.000 hp to maintain the speed stable(the projected full load displacement was 12.000 tons). Two ships of this class were planned: Ciano and Rizzo(later on renamed Venezia). Since the differences are very marginal and all listed here i won't write the technical data on this particular ship.

 

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Tier VII: Trento

 

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Story

The Trento-class is the first heavy cruiser built under the Washington treaty. As most Italian ships of the '20s and early '30s the Trento-class was designed to be fast: if forced its machinery was able to make her sail at 36 knots. To achieve this result the machinery had to be powerful but, most importantly, heavy(over 2300 tons in weight), leaving the rest to armor and armament. The most sacrificed aspect was the armor since it wasn't able to protect the ship from 8" shells. Armament on the other hand on paper wasn't that sacrificed: eight 203/50 in four twin mounts as primary and sixteen 100/47 in twin mounts as secondary. The main issue was the fact that the primary armament mounts weren't that successful and spacing wasn't that great(as shown in the image above). Two ships of this class were built: Trento and Trieste. Both served with the fleet and took part on the major engagements between the Italian and British Navies. Both were lost during the war: Trento was damaged by torpedo bombers and then sunk by a submarine on 15/6/1942 while Trieste was lost during an aerial bombardment of the port of La Maddalena(a base in Sardinia) on 10/4/1943.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 10344 tons

Full load displacement: 13344 tons

Length: 190 m(water line), 197 m(overall length)

Beam: 20.6 m

Draught: 6.8 m

Installed power: 120.000 hp(150.000 hp forced)

Maximum speed: 34 knots(36 knots forced)

Armor: 70 mm(belt), 60 - 40 mm(bulkheads), 50 - 20 mm(decks), 70 - 60 mm(barbettes), 80 mm(turrets), 100 - 40 mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 203/50, 8x2 100/47, 4x1 40/39, 4x1 12.7/62, 4x2 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1937/1938, both: -2x2 100/47, 4x1 40/39, 4x1 12.7/62; +4x2 37/54, 4x2 13.2/76

-1942, Trento: -4x2 13.2/76; +4x1 20/65

-1943, Trieste: -4x2 13.76; +8x1 20/65

 

Bolzano

 

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Story

Considered as a "magnificently executed mistake" the Bolzano is an iteration of Trento done some years after, while the Zara-class was already in construction. Due to the similarity to the older half-sisters is sometime considered as part of the Trento-class although there are some differences between the two. The main ones are the following: the primary armament was changed, replacing the older turrets mounted on Trento with the newer ones mounted on Zara(with the newer 203/53) and then a reworked machinery and then the anti aircraft armament was changed a bit(the older 12.7/62 were replaced from construction by the 13.2/76 in twin mounts). Bolzano primarily served with the fleet and was damaged by a submarine on 13/8/1942. She was towed to La Spezia where repairs were started. It was thought a conversion to a "semi-carrier"(12 planes with 12x90/50 and 20x20/65 as AAA), conversion which didn't happen due to the Armistice. She was still under repair when the Armistice became active and the Germans took control over her. She was then sunk on 22/6/1944 by Italian frogmen on chariots.

 

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Technical data

Standard displacement: 10890 tons

Full load displacement: 13665 tons

Length: 187.6 m(water line), 196.9 m(overall length)

Beam: 20.6 m

Draught: 6.8 m

Installed power: 150.000 hp

Maximum speed: 36 knots

Armor: 70 mm(belt), 60 - 40 mm(bulkheads), 50 - 20 mm(decks), 70 - 60 mm(barbettes), 80 mm(turrets), 100 - 40 mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 203/53, 8x2 100/47, 4x1 40/39, 4x2 13.2/76, 4x2 533 mm TT

Refits:

-1934: -2x1 40/39,

-1937: -2x2 100/47, -2x1 40/39; +4x2 37/54

-1942: -4x2 13.2/76; +4x1 20/65

 

Due to the similarities with the Trento and considering how i treated the Condottieri-classes i think it's wiser to place Bolzano with her half sisters as preset. Regarding her conversion since the planes weren't supposed to be recovered i don't think she can be considered in that configuration. In both cases things may change.

 

Tier VIII: Zara

 

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Story

The Zara class is the best cruiser available in the Italian Fleet. The original design was supposed to have a 200 mm thick belt with a speed reduced to "only" 32 knots. There was just a problem: the displacement exceeded the Washington limitation by almost 4000 tons. To make the project fit the designers started to reduce weight as much as possible: the belt thickness was reduced to 150 mm, the torpedo tubes were eliminated and the hull was reshaped(degrading sea worthiness in the process). The weight was decreased but there were still over 1500 tons in excess. Instead of cutting down that excess Italy decided to forget about it and say the displacement was 10000 tons. Four ships of this class were built: Zara, Fiume, Pola and Gorizia. Three of them were lost at Cape Matapan. Gorizia survived because she wasn't part of the same division of her three sisters and thus not sent to retrieve the disabled Pola. She was then damaged at La Maddalena when the Trieste was lost, towed to La Spezia and captured by the Germans. She was scuttled by the crew during the Armistice, salvaged by the Germans and then sunk again by Italian frogmen on 26/6/1944.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 11712 tons

Full load displacement: 14330 tons

Length: 179.6 m(water line), 182.9 m(overall length)

Beam: 20.6 m

Draught: 7.2 m

Installed power: 95.000 hp

Maximum speed: 32 knots

Armor: (150 - 100) + 30 mm(belt), 120 - 90 mm(bulkheads), 70 mm(main deck) 20 mm(upper deck), 150 - 120 mm(barbettes), 150 - 120 mm(turrets), 150 - 70  mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 203/53, 8x2 100/47, 4x1 40/39, 4x1 12.7/62,

Refits:

-1937, all: -2x2 100/47, 4x1 40/39, 4x1 12.7/62; +4x2 37/54, 4x2 13.2/76

-1940, all: +2x1 120/15

-1942, Gorizia: -2x1 120/15; +2x2 37/54

 

Tier IX: Ansaldo cruiser for Spain

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CL variant

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CA variant(with the 3x3 configuration)

I don't have that much info on this project other than the technical data.

 

Displacement: 16.000 tons

Lenght: 213.9 m(water line)

Beam: 22 m

Draught: 6.65 m

Installed power: 200.000 hp

Maximum speed: 37 knots

Armor: (150 - 50) mm(belt), 120 mm(bulkheads), 70 mm(main deck), 25 mm(upper deck), 150 mm(barbettes), 150 mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 203/53 or 3x3 203 mm or 4x3 152/55, 12x1 90/50 or 6x2 90/50, 8x2 37/54, 4x2 20/65, 2x1 20/65, 2x4 533 mm TT

 

I will update when i have more information on this project

 

NOTE: I found a good picture of the CL variant of the ship, hopefully i'll be able to find also pictures of the CA counterpart ->done

 

Tier X: Ansaldo project for Russia

I found the technical info for this cruiser, i'll try to find more info on the story behind her plus a photo(although it will be problematic).

Technical data

Standard displacement: 22.000 tons

Full load displacement: 26.700 tons

Length: 241.5 m

Beam: 28 m

Draught: 7.45 m

Installed power: 240000 hp

Maximum speed: 37 knots

Protection: //(i still have to find details on that)

Armament: 3x3 250 mm, 6x2 130 mm, 6x2 100 mm, 32x45 mm, 2x3 533 mm torpedo tubes(all the guns are Russian but the ship should get the Italian counterparts).

 

As for the project for Spain i will update when i have more info.

 

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BATTLESHIPS

Tier III: Cuniberti 17.000 t dreadnought

 

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Story

On 1899 Italy issued the specifications for a new class of battleships, supposed to be fast and armed enough to fight against armored cruisers. Cuniberti issued a design which became the Regina Elena-class, a pre-dreadnought fast(over 22 knots as maximum speed 19.000 hp of installed power), with a relatively poor primary armament(only two 305 mm guns), a fairly strong secondary armament(6x2 203 mm guns) and reasonably protected(250 mm of maximum belt protection). Two ships of this class were originally planned: Regina Elena and Vittorio Emanuele.

 

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He then took the design and completely reworked it: the armament was changed from the two 305 mm and twelve 203 mm guns to twelve 305 mm guns, mounted in four singles and four twin turrets. The armor also increased from 250 mm to 305 mm as maximum thickness. Sadly i don't have any data regarding the installed power thought for this ship although it's safe to assume it's more than Regina Elena and that it was based on the new turbines instead of the old steam engines. This project was proposed to the Italian Navy for the 1902 program but it was rejected(the Navy chose to build two more Regina Elena-class, Roma and Napoli). The year after Cuniberti wrote an article on Jane's Fighting Ship about his latest design, becoming the first to theorize the all big gun battleships.

 

Tier IV: Conte di Cavour(WWI)

 

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Story

The Conte di Cavour-class is the second class of dreadnoughts built by Italy, after the Dante Alighieri. Compared to the original project of Cuniberti, developed years before, the Conte di Cavour follow the typical Italian philosophy: armament and speed over protection. Compared to the very first Italian dreadnought design there's a huge jump in firepower: from eight guns on a broadside to thirteen. Speed is also high, comparable to the old Regina Elena even though there difference in displacement is over 10000 tons. The downside is protection: belt armor dropped from 305 mm of the Cuniberti's Dreadnought to 250 mm, yet again comparable to the older Regina Elena. There were three ships of this class: Conte di Cavour, Giulio Cesare and Leonardo Da Vinci. The Da Vinci was lost during WWI due to an internal explosion on 2/8/1916 while at port at Taranto. She was recovered after WWI and scrapped. The other two remained in service and were rebuilt when the French built the Durkerque class(on 1933).

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 22922 tons

Full load displacement: 24250 tons

Length: 168.9 m(water line), 176.1 m(full length)

Beam: 28 m

Draught: 8.7(standard load), 9.35(full load)

Installed power: 31.000 hp

Maximum speed: 21.5 knots

Armor: 250 - 80 mm(belt), 220 mm(upper belt), 280 mm(turrets), 280 mm(barbettes), 130 mm(battery), 280 mm(CT), 24 mm with 40 mm slopes(main deck), 30 mm(middle deck), 30 mm(upper deck), 44 mm(forecastle deck)

Armament: 3x3 305/46, 2x2 305/46, 18x1 120/50, 13x1 76/50

Refits:

-1920, both survived: +6x1 76/40

-1925, both survived: +2x1 40/39

 

 

Tier V: Conte di Cavour(WWII)

 

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Story

After the refit they changed drastically, becoming some sort of battle-cruiser. The whole ship was modernized: the central triple gun turret was removed, the guns were changed(in this case better say rebored) to the 320/44, the secondary armament was changed with the modernized 120/50 in turrets plus the 100/47 acting as tertiary armament. The anti aircraft armament was modernized with the newer 37/54 and the 13.2/76 replacing the old AAA based on WWI designs. Also the armor was modified although the changes were less drastic. Of the two surviving ship one was lost during WWII: Conte di Cavour. She was disabled on the Raid on Taranto by the British on 11/11/1940, repaired at Taranto and then sent to Trieste for a refit. On that refit she was supposed to mount better AAA: 6x2 135/45 on DP mounts, 12x1 65/64, 10x2 20/65 and 3x1 20/65. The ship was still at Trieste when on 8/9/1943 and scuttled by her crew two days later. She was raised by the Germans and then destroyed by an aerial bombardment on 15/2/1945. Giulio Cesare survived the whole war, after becoming famous for one of the longest shots in history(hit by HMS Warspite). She was at Pola during the Armistice and she was able to sail to Taranto safely even though the captain had to handle a munity, some German attacks along the way and the fuel which was barely enough to reach the port safely. After WWII she was given to the Soviet Union as war prize.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 26400 tons

Full load displacement: 29032 tons

Length: 168.6 m(water line), 186.4 m(overall length)

Beam: 28.6 m

Draught: 9.15(standard displacement), 10.4 m(full load displacement)

Installed power: 75.000 hp(93.000 hp forced)

Maximum speed: 27 knots( 28 knots forced)

Armor: 250 - 220 mm(belt), 170 mm(upper belt), 280 mm(turrets), 280 + 50 mm(barbettes), 120 mm(secondary turrets),  130 mm(battery), 260 mm(CT), 100 - 80 mm(main deck), 44 mm(upper deck)

Armament: 2x3 320/44, 2x2 320/44, 6x2 120/50, 4x2 100/47, 6x2 37/54, 6x2 13.2/76

Refits:

-late 1940, both: -6x2 13.2/76; +6x2 20/65

-1941, Giulio Cesare: +2x2 37/54, +2x2 20/65

-1941, Conte di Cavour: -6x2 120/50, 4x2 100/47, 6x2 37/54; +6x2 135/45, 12x1 65/64, 4x2 20/65, 3x1 20/65

 

Tier IV: Caio Duilio(WWI)

 

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Story

Also known as Andrea Doria-class by the name of the second ship this class is an iteration of Conte di Cavour with small improvements. The main difference was the secondary armament, based on 152 mm guns instead of 120 mm guns, and on the tertiary armament which increased in number(and acted as AA guns). Two ships were built: Caio Duilio and Andrea Doria. Both served during WWI, survived the war and remained in service until both went under reconstruction on 1937.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 22956 tons

Full load displacement: 24729 tons

Length: 168.9 m(water line), 176.1 m(overall length)

Beam: 28 m

Draught: 8.9(standard load), 9.5 m(full load)

Installed power: 30.000 hp

Maximum speed: 21 knots

Armor: 250 - 80 mm(belt), 220 mm(upper belt), 280 mm(turrets), 280 mm(barbettes), 130 mm(battery), 280 mm(CT), 24 mm with 40 mm slopes(main deck), 30 mm(middle deck), 44 - 30 mm(upper deck), 44 mm(forecastle deck)

Armament: 3x3 305/46, 2x2 305/46, 16x1 152/45, 13x1 76/50, 6x1 76/50 AA

Refits:

-1925, both: +6x1 76/40

 

Tier V: Caio Duilio(WWII)

 

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Story

They had a similar reconstruction of Conte di Cavour with the difference in the secondary armament: the secondary was based on the newer 135/45 in three gun mounts while the tertiary was based on the newer 90/50 in single mounts. The anti aircraft armament was also considerably improved, making them more protected against enemy planes(that happened before the raid on Taranto). They survived WWII and served with the MMI until 1956 when both were stricken.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 23887 tons

Full load displacement: 28882 tons

Length: 168.9(water line), 186.9 overall length

Beam: 28.6 m

Draught: 9.1 m(standard load), 10.4 m(full load)

Installed power: 75.000 hp(87.000 hp when forced)

Maximum speed: 26 knots(28 when forced)

Armor: 250 - 220 mm(belt), 170 mm(upper belt), 280 mm(turrets), 280 + 50 mm(barbettes), 120 mm(secondary turrets),  130 mm(battery), 260 mm(CT), 100 - 80 mm(main deck), 44 mm(upper deck)

Armament: 2x3 320/44, 2x2 320/44, 4x3 135/45, 10x1 90/50, 6x2 37/54, 3x1 37/54, 8x2 20/65

Refits:

-1942, both: +2x2 37/54

-1944: -3x1 37/54; +2x2 20/65

 

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Tier VI: Caracciolo

 

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Story

The Caracciolo-class is one of the many designs made by Rear Admiral Ferrati before the start of WWI. Compared to the other designs, characterized by the main armament placed in quad mounts(with either two, three or four mounts each), this class is more conventional and similar to British super dreadnoughts such as the Queen Elisabeth. Compared to the other two pre-WWI designs, Conte di Cavour and Caio Duilio, she is a much more powerful ship. She was faster, better armed, better protected(with poor deck protection as most pre-Jutland designs) and with a good anti aircraft armament(for pre-WWI standards). Four ships of this class were planned: Caracciolo, Colombo, Colonna and Morosini. Of this four only the lead ship was launched but never completed. It was planned to convert Caracciolo to a carrier but that conversion never happened. She was then scrapped in 1921.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 31400 tons

Full load displacement: 34000 tons

Length: 201.6 m(water line), 212 m(overall length)

Beam: 29.6 m

Draught: 9.5 m

Installed power: 105.000 hp

Maximum speed: 28 knots

Protection: 300 mm(belt), 50 mm(deck), 400 mm(turrets), 220 mm(battery), 400 mm(CT)

Armament: 4x2 381/40, 12x1 152/50, 8x1 102/45, 12x1 40/39

Refits:

Due to the lack of historical refits and modernization some "what-if" elements will be required. The biggest changes should be on deck armor, secondary armament(the primary is fine) and AAA, just like in Conte di Cavour and Caio Duilio with their modernization. I may think about plausible changes but it's not a priority.

 

Tier VII: Proto-Littorio(to be updated)

 

Tier VIII: Littorio

 

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Story

The Littorio-class is the most powerful battleship ever built in Italy. Develop in the early '30s, around the same time of the reconstruction of Conte di Cavour and Giulio Cesare, as an answer to the Dunkerque-class battlecruisers made by the French. Compared to the contemporary reconstruction of the Conte di Cavour-class was whole new story: better armed, with the newest 381/50, better protected, faster and with a good anti aircraft armament(for an early '30s project). The trade off was the displacement: the actual standard displacement was over 40000 tons while the value on paper was 35000 tons(to stay within the Washington Treaty limitations). Four ships were planned, in two badges: Littorio, Vittorio Veneto, Roma and Impero. The differences between the two badges are relatively minimal and focused primarily on increasing sea worthiness. Littorio and Vittorio Veneto were built before WWII(they were in training when Italy declared war) and fought in most of the largest engagements with the British. Both were damaged multiple times but both survived and surrendered to the British after the Armistice. They were interned in Egypt and then scrapped after WWII. Roma was built in 1942 and saw little action during WWII. She is most known due to how she sank on 9/9/1943(due to two Fritz-X bombs). Impero was still incomplete during the Armistice. Captured by the Germans, bombed by the Allies and then scrapped after WWII. It was planned a carrier conversion for this ship although it was still in the planning phase.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 40724 tons(Littorio), 40992 tons(Roma)

Full load displacement: 45256 t(Littorio), 45485 tons(Roma)

Length:

-Littorio: 224.1 m(water line), 237.8 m(overall length)

-Roma: 224.1 m(water line), 240. 7(overall length)

Beam: 32.8 m

Draught: 9.6 m

Installed power: 128.200 hp

Maximum speed: 30 knots

Protection: 280 mm + 70 mm(belt), (210 - 70) mm(bulkheads), (350 - 280) mm(turrets), (280 - 50) mm(secondary turrets), 260 mm(CT), (162 - 90) mm(main deck), 45 mm(upper deck)

Armament:

-Littorio: 3x3 381/50, 4x3 152/55, 12x1 90/50, 8x2 37/54, 4x1 37/54, 8x2 20/65

-Roma: 3x3 381/50, 4x3 152/55, 12x1 90/50, 8x2 37/54, 4x1 37/54, 14x2 20/65

Refits:

-Spring 1942, Vittorio Veneto: +8x2 20/65

-Spring 1942, Littorio: +6x2 20/65

-1943, all: +EC-3/ter radar

 

Tier IX: UP.41

 

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Story

UP.41 was a project made by Ansaldo, originally for the Soviet Union(which eventually chose to go for Project 23 as their new battleship). This design had supporters also in Italy: one of them was Admiral Pini(which ordered the construction of a dry dock at Taranto specifically design to build and maintain this ship). She was short lived in Italy due to the firm opposition of Admiral Cavagnari(at that time the commander in chief of the Regia Marina) and the project was abandoned.

 

I have the technical data of the Soviet variant so i'll post that one(quoting from the original topic).

Technical data reported to the project sent to the Russian Navy. from: "British, Soviet, French and Dutch Battleships of WWII"

Date I4 Iuly 1936

Displacement
  • standard: 42,000 (42,674)
  • normal: 45,470 (46,200)
Dimensions
  • length overall:  826.572' (252.000)
  • length between perpendiculars:  774.275’ (236.00)
  • maximum beam:  116.469’ (35.500)
  • normal draft:  30.840’ (9.400)
  • hull depth amidships:  54.462‘ (161500)
Armament
  • main-battery arrangement: x9 16"/'50 (406) 3-.3-A-3
  • secondary (tripled):  x12  7.1"/60 (I80)
  • antiaircraft (paired): x24  3.9" (100)
  • machine gun (quad): x48  1.77"/45 (45)
  • machine guns (paired): x24 0.52“ (l3.2)
  • float planes  4
  • catapults  1
Armor
  • main side belt:  14.57" @ 6° [370]
  • lower side belt:  none
  • upper side belt:  5.91" [150]
  • turret face plates:  1s.rs" [400]
  • turret sides:  5.91" [150]
  • turret roof:  7.87" [200]
  • barbettes:  13.78" max. [350]
  • secondary face plates:  13.78" [180]
  • secondary sides:  2.36“ [60]
  • secondary roof:  3.54“ [90]
  • antiaircraft face plates:  3.94“ [100]
  • antiaircraft sides:  1.57" [40]
  • antiaircraft roof:  1.97" [50]
  • conning tower sides:  14.57" [370]
  • conning tower roof:  7.37" [200]
  • main deck:  2.16" [55]
  • second deck:  0.39"’ [10]
  • third deck:  0.98“ [25]
  • fourth deck-inboard:  2.56“ + 1.38" [65 + 35]
  • fourth deck -outboard:  2.56“ [65]
  • fourth deck -slopes:  1.33" [35]
Machinery
  • boilers:  8
  • shafts: 4
  • shaft horsepower:  177,538 [180,000]
  • maximum speed:  32 knots

The Italian variant will of course have Italian armament: the 152/55 mm instead of the 180 mm, the 90/50 instead of the 100 mm the 37/54 mm instead of the 45 mm and the 20/65 instead of the 13.2 mm. Since it's a project which was discontinued it will require some what-if upgrades, just like in case of Caracciolo(although UP.41 doesn't require that much what-if compared to the older BB).

 

Tier X: 4-16/16-40

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Technical data

Standard displacement: 61200 tons

Full load displacement: 66336 tons

Lenght: 256 m between perpendiculars

Beam: 40 m

Draught: //(currently missing the data)

Installed power: 195000 hp

Maximum speed: 29 knots

Protection: 50+(406 - 203) mm(belt), currently missing the data on the rest

Armament: 4x4 406/56, currently missing the data on the rest

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Here are the missing Ferrati's projects F, D and G with a plausible tier for them. Take note that the tier is based on the potential of the original projects with what-if elements involved(just like in case of Caracciolo).

 

TIER VII: PROJECT F

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source: https://stefsap.word...esigns-f-and-f/

There are two iterations of the design(F and F') but they differ only in installed power.

 

Technical data

Displacement: 27300 tons(F), 31300 tons(F')

Lenght: 200 m(F), 210 m(F')

Beam: //

Draught: //

Installed power: 75000(F), 115000(F')

Maximum speed: 27 knots(F), 31 knots(F')

Armor: 270 mm(belt), unknown deck(possibly similar to Caracciolo)

Armament: 2x4 381/40, 8x2 170/50, 24x1 102/50, unknown AA(most likely based on 40/39 like in Caracciolo)

 

TIER VIII: PROJECT D

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Project D bis

source: https://stefsap.word...-serie-designs/

 

There are multiple iterations(D, D bis, D', D'' and D''') but I chose just the D bis because of its more preferable armament layout(in my opinion at least).

 

Technical data

Displacement: 33200 tons

Lenght: 210 m

Beam: //

Draught: //

Installed power: 85000(most likely it can be improved just like in F')

Maximum speed: 27 knots(see above)

Armor: 270 mm(belt), unknown deck(possibly similar to Caracciolo)

Armament: 3x4 381/40, 6x2 170/50, 20x1 102/50, unknown AA(most likely based on 40/39 like in Caracciolo)

 

TIER IX: PROJECT G

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Project G'

source: https://stefsap.word...s/regia-marina/

 

There are two iterations of the design(G and G') which have differences in primary armament layout and secondary armament. I chose G' because is overall better than G.

 

Technical data

Displacement: 37200 tons

Lenght: 225 m

Beam: //

Draught: //

Installed power: //(possibly similar to previous designs)

Maximum speed: //(see above)

Armor: 270 mm(belt), unknown deck(possibly similar to Caracciolo)

Armament: 34x4 381/40, 8x2 170/50, 24x1 102/50, unknown AA(most likely based on 40/39 like in Caracciolo)

 

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CARRIERS

 

NOTE: i will consider the ship themselves alone without considering the planes. I will make another topic on the planes themselves, guestimating which planes would be used for which ship.

 

IV: emergency liner Roma conversion

It was a project developed in 1936, during the Italo-Ethiopian war. It was designed to be a fast conversion of the liner Roma. Nothing came out of it but the design was then reused for the final conversion project of her sistership, liner Augustus(RN Sparviero). Here are all the pieces of info i have regarding the ship:

Hangar dimensions: 145x27,4 m

Flight deck dimensions: 195x27 m(reduced to 5 m over the bow to make room for the armament)

Number of planes: around 30

Protection: //

Armament: 4x1 heavy AA guns(the author assumed 100/47), unknown AA armament

 

 

 

V: Sparviero

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Story

For quite some time both Mussolini and Supermarina never considered the carriers as useful asset, considering the land bases sufficient. After the victories achieved by the British thanks to their carriers(Taranto and Matapan the two with the biggest impact) finally they decided to develop carriers to support the fleet. Since there wasn't time to build a carrier from scratch the engineers had to develop designs from existing hulls. Two liners were chosen to be converted: Roma and Augustus. Augustus, renamed Falco and then Sparviero, had a more conservative conversion in the end, based on the previous emergency conversion of Roma developed back in 1936: the propulsion system remained the same(based on four diesel engines generating 28.000 hp in total) while the superstructure was removed to make room for the flight deck. She had only one hangar and two elevators and no island was placed. The construction started in September 1942 and very little was done by the time of the Armistice. She was then captured by the Germans to be scuttled in 5/10/1944 in the port of Genoa. After WWII she was raised and scrapped.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 23000 tons

Full load displacement: 28000 tons

Length: 202.4(water line), 216,65 m(overall)

Beam: 25 m(water line), 30 m max

Draught: 9.2 m

Installed power: 28000 hp

Maximum speed: 18 knots

Number of planes: 35

Protection: 60-80 mm(belt)

Armament:

-Original armament: 6x152/45, 4x1 102/45, some AA

-Reworked armament: 8x1 135/45, 12x1 65/64, 4x6 20/65

 

VI: Project Gagnotto
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Technical data

Full load displacement: 25630 tons

Lenght: 235,4 m(overall lenght), 215,4 m(between perpendiculars)

Beam: 29 m

Draught: 7,5 m

Installed power: 65000 hp

Maximum speed: 26 knots

Number of planes: 48

Protection: //

Armament: 4x2 120/50, 4x2 100/47, unknown AA


VII: Project Bonfiglietti

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(to be updated)

Technical data

Standard load displacement: 15240 tons

Full load displacement: 17540 tons

Lenght: 220 m(overall lenght), 210 m(between perpendiculars)

Beam: 23 m

Draught: 5,55 m

Installed power: 70000 hp

Maximum speed: 29 knots

Number of planes: 47

Protection: 60 mm(citadel), 50 mm(fuel tanks), 20 mm(hangar belt), 35 mm(flight deck), 15 mm(splinter deck), 40 mm(hangar deck)

Armament: 4x2 152/53 Mod 1926, 8x2 100/47, unknown AA


VIII: Aquila

(to be updated)

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Story

The origin of Aquila is in common with the Sparviero. Originally Aquila was the liner Roma but the conversion was much more drastic compared to the sister ship. There were many changes structurally speaking to improve stability and protection(clipper bow, increased ship length, torpedo bulges filled with concrete, the bulkheads were rearranged). Another improvement over the half sister is on the machinery which was changed and replaced by the machinery of two Capitani Romani-class(Cornelio Silla and Paolo Emilio), although the combined output was toned down to 151000 hp. Other advantages Aquila had over Sparviero are the presence of the island, a higher amount of planes carried and a high number of AA guns. The conversion started in 1941 and by the time of the Armistice she was pretty much complete(the work on her was slowed down due to Allied air raids). Shew was captured by the Germans, damaged multiple times(by Allied bombers and Italian frogmen) and finally scuttled at the end of the war. She was raised in the late '40s and then sold for scrap.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 21230 tons

Full load displacement: 28350 tons

Length: 207.4 m(water line), 232.5 m(overall length)

Beam: 29.4 m(water line), 30.1 m max

Draught: 7.31

Installed power: 151000 hp

Maximum speed: 30 knots

Number of planes: 51(fixed wings), 66(folded wings)

Protection: 60-80 mm(magazine and fuel tanks), 400-800 mm(torpedo bulges)

Armament: 8x1 135/45, 12x1 65/64, 22x6 20/65

 

IX: Falco

(to be updated)

Basically she is an iteration of the previous RN Aquila but with improvements:

1)Larger hangar capable of holding some more planes

2)Larger torpedo bulges to improve stability

3)Machinery arranged on three shafts instead of four

 

Other than these changes the rest should be the same of the sister ship

 

X: Impero

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Source: https://stefsap.file...11/hpim0813.jpg

(to be updated)

 

Technical data

Full load displacement: 45075 tons

Lenght: 231 m(between perpendiculars), 238 m(overall lenght)

Beam: 32 m(water line)

Draught: 10.4 m

Installed power: 130000 HP

Number of planes: between 50 and 60 with fixed wings

Maximum speed: 30 knots

Protection: identical to Littorio(belt armor), unknown(deck armor)

Armament: 4x3 152/55 Mod 1934, a number of 65/64(from the images is hard to count), unknown AA

 

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PLANES

 

NOTE: my idea for the planes carried by the carriers is to have fighter bombers only as much as possible. There are a few reasons behind this choice:

1)Italy relied heavily on fighter bombers, strapping bomb on whatever plane available

2)The Italian carriers were supposed to provide first and foremost AA cover, they weren't intended to be heavy hitters on their own(hence why both Sparviero and Aquila were supposed to carry only Re.2001s)

3)It would be an unique flavor with the ability to use the planes available both as fighters or as dive bombers, depending on the situation.

4)The number of planes carried was quite limited and having planes able to fulfill multiple roles would somewhat solve this problem

 

The only issue is that i don't know if the game will be allowed(technically). From a balance point of view having full fighters or full dive bombers shouldn't be that OP because you gain flexibility but you would be like a jack of all trade master of none(so specialized planes will be superior).

 

Historical projects

G.50 A/N

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A project which was developed for Svarviero and Aquila. Considering how the planes are currently placed finding a spot for this particular aircraft will be quite challenging, being too strong for the fighters carried by the tier VI CVs but too weak to compete against the ones carried by the tier VII(considering the upgraded ones). It would act as a fighter-bomber(something which in theory would give an unique flavor to the Italian CV line and would somewhat compensate for the lack of numbers), being able to carry out both the role of the fighter and of the dive bombers(with a 250 kg bomb as payload).

 

Re.2001OR

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The plane which was picked for the Italian carriers. It would placed at tier VII(upgraded) and tier VIII(stock). Compared to the counterparts(F4F3 and A6M2) it would be weaker as a fighter(having a lighter armament) but it would compensate its inferiority as a fighter with the ability to carry a considerable payload. This plane was able to carry a standard 250 kg or a 640 kg AP bomb, derived from the 15" shells of the 381/50(the gun of the Littorio-class) or a 600 kg torpedo. Ideally it would be the only type of plane carried by the carriers(being able to fulfill all the roles)

 

PLAUSIBLE PLANES

After quite some time thinking how to distribute plans i came to a reasonable conclusion. At low tiers the fighter-bomber route is impossible to follow(the idea of strapping bombs on fighters wasn't there at the time) so i'll use the available bombers.

 

To make things easy to read also the US and JP planes will be listed in parallel. I might put pros and cons between the planes eventually but it would take a lot of work.

 

FIGHTERS

III)CR.1 - TS-1 - 1MF

IV)CR.20 - F6C -A2N

V)CR.32 - F4B -A4N

VI)CR.42 - F3F -A5M

VII)Re.2001 - F4F3 - A6M

VIII)Re.2005 - F4U - A7M(N1K5-A)

IX)Re.2006 - F8F - J7W1(A8M)

X)// - F2H - J8N1

 

TORPEDO BOMBERS

III)BR - DT - 1MT

IV)BR.1 - T3M - B1M

V)BR.2 - T4M - B3N

VI)// - TBD - B4Y

VII)Re.2001 - TBY - B5N

VIII)G.55S - TBF - B6N

IX)// - AD1 - B7A

X)// - AD2 - R2Y

 

DIVE BOMBERS

IV)// - BM.2 - D1A1

V)CR.32 - SBU - D1A2

VI)CR.42 - SBC - D3A1

VII)Re.2001 - SB2U - D3A2

VIII)Re.2005 - SBD2 - D4Y2

IX)Re.2006 - SB2C - D4Y3

X)// - XSB2D - J5N1

 

There are blank spots which would need to be filled eventually.

 

NOTE: it has to be updated, it's not high up in the priority list though.

 

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PREMIUM SHIPS: DESTROYERS

List of potential candidates

Tier                   Ship

II La Masa
II Ardimentoso
II Fasana
II Audace
III Premuda(V-116)
III Aquila
III Cesare Rossarol
IV FR31
IV Turbine(1942)
IV/V Sebenico
V Folgore(1941)
V Tarigo(1941)
V FR23
V/VI Premuda(Dubrovnik)
VI FR21
VIII Spalato

Tier II: Audace

 

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Story

Originally she was the Japanese destroyer Kawakaze, built in the UK. In 1916 the unit was transferred to Italy(originally renamed Intrepido and then Audace). The differences with the original design lies in the armament which used standard issue for the RM: the 102/35 as primary armament and the 450 mm torpedo tubes. This unit was quite active in WWI, supporting most of the MAS sorties against the Austro-Hungarian fleet. She was the first Italian ship to reach Trieste after the end of WWI and, with the highest authorities on board, she greeted the Austrian war prizes. Between the wars she was re-rated as torpedo boat and modified to radio control the target ship San Marco. When WWII started she was assigned at Pola used at first as training ship and then, after a refit, as AA escort. After the Armistice she was at Venezia and tried to sail southwards but, due problems in the engine, she had to sail back to be captured by the Germans. Renamed TA20 she was used by the Germans until being sunk by the British on 1/11/1944

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 922 tons

Full load displacement: 1170 tons

Length: 83.9 m(water line), 87.5 m(overall length)

Beam: 8.3 m

Draught: 2.5 m(normal load), 2.89 m(full load)

Installed power: 22000 hp

Maximum speed: 30 knots

Armament: 7x1 102/35, 2x1 40/39, 2x1 6.5/80, 2x2 450 mm TT

 

Tier III: Aquila

 

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Story

Designed by Pattison, Naples, as a new destroyer class for Romania(Mărăşti-class) back in 1913. Due to WWII the four ships of the class were requisitioned by the RM and renamed(Aquila, Falco, Nibbio and Sparviero). The original primary armament was five 120/45 in two double and one single but it was changed in three 152/40 in three singles. Only three were completed before the end of WWI(Aquila, Nibbio and Sparviero) but they saw little action. After WWI they got the originally planned primary armament and then two of them(Nibbio and Sparviero) were finally given to Romania(renamed Mărăşti and Măraşeşti). Aquila and Falco were at the end given to Nationalist Spain and renamed Melilla and Ceuta respectively.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1594 tons

Full load displacement: 1760 tons

Length: 94.3 m(water line), 94.7(overall length)

Beam: 9.5 m

Draught: 3.6

Installed power: 40000 hp

Maximum speed: 34 knots

Armament: 2x2 120/45, 1x1 120/45, 2x1 76/40, 2x1 6.5/80, 2x2 450 mm TT

 

NOTE: I considered the original armament which was eventually refitted although the WWI armament can be taken into consideration as well

 

Tier IV: Turbine(1942)

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Story

Turbine was another step forward in the development of the previous designs(Sauro/Sella), although not as extensive as the step forward between Curtatone and Sauro/Sella. What makes Turbine better over the previous designs is improved engines and much better anti aircraft armament. With this class starts also the trade off: during WWII this class, as many others which followed, sacrificed one rack of torpedoes for more anti aircraft guns, usually two 37/54 in single mounts. Eight ships of this class were built: Turbine, Aquilone, Borea, Espero, Euro, Nembo, Ostro and Zefiro. All but two(Turbine and Euro) were lost in 1940: Aquilone was lost while sailing to Tripoli due to a mine on 17/9/1940, Borea was sunk by a bomb while in port at Bengasi that same day, Espero was sunk while escorting a convoy towards Libya on 28/6/1940, Zeffiro was during a British attack on Tobruk on 5/7/1940 Nembo and Ostro were sunk in a similar attack on 19/7/1940. The two surviving ships had different fates after the Armistice: Turbine got captured by the Germans(renamed TA 44) and sunk at Salamis on 15/9/1944 while Euro remained under Italian control and got sunk in the battle of Leros on 1/10/1943.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 1220 tons

Full load displacement: 1670

Length: 91.3 m(water line), 93.2 m(overall length)

Beam: 9.2 m

Draught: 3 m

Installed power: 40.000 hp

Maximum speed: 36 knots

Armament: 2x2 120/45, 2x1 37/54, 4x2 20/65, 1x2 13.2/76, 1x3 533 mm TT

 

NOTE: I considered the 1942 configuration to make her different from Sella/Sauro.

 

Premuda(ex Dubrovnik): to be updated

 

VIII: Spalato(ex Split)

 

Story

This destroyer was originally the Yugoslavian Split, captured in 1941 and totally redesigned by Italy. The destroyer was launched in July 1943 but not completed(Split was finally completed only in 1959, 20 years after being laid down). I placed this ship here for two simple reasons: she is the remake of a foreign design and the redesign itself is complicated to place. Spalato is something in between the pre-WWII Soldati II as originally design and the war time design of Medaglie d'Oro, sort of blending the two together. She was fast as the pre-WWII designs, armed with only three torpedo tubes but with the same artillery armament as the final series of Medaglie d'Oro.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 2040 tons

Full load displacement: 2500 tons

Length: 114.8 m(water line), 121 m(overall length)

Beam: 12 m

Draught: 3.48 m(normal), 3.75 m(full load)

Installed power: 55000 hp

Maximum speed: 38 knots

Armament: 5x1 135/45, 10x1 37/54, 4x2 20/65, 3x1 533 mm TT

 

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PREMIUM SHIPS: CRUISERS

List of potential candidates

Tier                     Ship

II Marco Polo
II Piemonte
II Libia
II Brindisi
IV Taranto
IV Ancona
IV Cadorna(1943)
IV Da Giussano(AA)
V Montecuccoli(1943)
V Etna
VI UP.90(CL)
VII Bolzano?
VIII Gorizia(1942)

NOTE: I've added Bolzano to the list as well due to the fact I'm not 100% positive on using her as upgrade over Trento or as a premium. As such both options will be considered for the time being

 

Tier II: Piemonte

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RN Piemonte was a protected cruiser built in the UK for Italy. What's unique about her is that she was the first ship ever to be equipped with QF guns: 6x152/40 plus 6x120/40. By the time of her construction, back in 1888, she was also the fastest: she was capable of reaching 22.3 knots by pushing her machinery with an output of 12,600 hp(normally the output is 7.040 hp with a speed of 20.4 knots).


After joining the Italian Navy in 1890 she served overseas, mainly in East Africa and China. She fought in the Italo-Turkish war, during which she lead a small Italian formation(herself accompanied by the destroyers RN Artigliere and RN Garibaldino) against seven gunboats and an armed yacht at Kunfuda Bay on the 7/01/1912. The Turks were defeated with their ships either destroyed or beached(and destroyed the next day). After the Italo-Turkish she came home and, after WWI started, served with the Second Fleet. She was part of the naval blockade of the Adriatic and, due to this, she saw little activity during the war. She remained in service after WWI to be stricken from the Navy list in 1920.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 2443 tons

Full load displacement: 2597 tons

Lenght: 92,73 m(between perpendiculars), 97,83 m(overall lenght)

Beam: 11,62 m

Draught: 5,10 m(maximum)

Installed power: 12,600(maximum)

Maximum speed: 22,3 knots

Protection: 76 mm(deck), 114 mm(gun shields), 76 mm(conning tower)

Armament: 6x1 152/40, 6x1 120/40

Tier V: Etna

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Story

The Etna-class was a pair of light cruisers originally designed for the Thai Navy(Taksin and Naresuan). The two were requisitioned in 1942 by the Regia Marina and totally redesigned to change them in light cruisers with a heavy focus in AAA. During the Armistice they were 60% completed, captured by Germans and scuttled.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 5900 tons

Full load displacement: 6533 tons

Length: 141 m(water line), 153.8 m(overall length)

Beam: 14.5 m

Draught: 5.95

Installed power: 40000 hp

Maximum speed: 28 knots

Protection: 60 mm(belt), 35 - 20 mm(deck), 20 mm(turrets), 60 mm(CT)

Armament: 3x2 135/45, 10x1 65/64, 10x2 20/65

Tier V: Montecuccoli(see Condottieri-class section)

 

TIER VI: MODIFIED UP.90

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Story

The UP.90 was originally a pocket battleship, modified to be a light cruiser(i may consider the original UP.90 eventually but with the German counterpart at tier IV of the BB line i prefer not, at least for now). She'll be placed at the same tier of Condottieri V/VI with some advantages(better secondary and AAA) and disadvantages(one less gun in a broadside, less powerful machinery and a lighter displacement which should translate in less HP). Sadly i don't have data on her protection, i'll update ASAP.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 8000 tons

Full load displacement: 9200 tons

Length: 176 m(overall length)

Beam: 19 m

Draught: 5.6 m

Installed power: 60.000 hp

Maximum speed: 30 knots

Protection: //(to be updated)

Armament: 3x3 152/55, 6x2 100/47, 8x37/54(most likely 4x2), 16x20/65(most likely 8x2), 2x3 533 mm TT

 

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PREMIUM SHIPS: BATTLESHIPS

List of potential candidates

Tier                   Ship

II Regina Elena
II Regina Margherita
IV Dante Alighieri
V Giulio Cesare(1943)
V BC 1933
VI BC 1928
VII proto Littorio
VIII Roma

IV: Dante Alighieri

 

Story

The Dante Alighieri was the first dreadnought built by Italy. The peculiarity of her name is that she's the only battleship named after a poet(other poets got "only" destroyers from the Oriani-class). She followed the Italian philosophy of speed over protection and, as such, she was lightly protected compared to the Cuniberti's dreadnought. Compared to the older design however Dante Alighieri was much more armed: twelve 305 mm on a broadside compared to the eight of the Cuniberti's and those guns were the newer 305/46 which were overall better than the older 305/40. The secondary armament was a mix of 120 mm and 76 mm. She served during WWI, without seeing much action. She remained in service until being stricken in 1928.

 

Technical data

Standard displacement: 19552 tons

Full load displacement: 21800 tons

Length: 158.4 m(water line), 168.1 m(overall length)

Beam: 26.6 m

Draught: 8.8 m(normal), 9.75 m(max)

Installed power: 32190 hp

Maximum speed: 22.8 knots

Protection: 250 - 76 mm(belt), 250 mm(main turrets), 100 mm(secondary turrets), 100 mm(battery), 280 mm(CT), 50 mm with 50 mm slopes(deck)

Armament: 4x3 305/46, 4x2 120/50, 12x1 120/50, 13x1 76/40

Refits:

-1915: -13x1 76/40; +16x1 76/50; +4x1 76/50 AA

-1923: -8x1 76/50; +2x1 40/39

 

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DESTROYERS

Tier II

US: Sampson

Japan: Umikaze

Russia: Storozhevoi

Italy: Palestro, Poerio

 

Primary armament:

US: 4x1 102/50(3 on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Japan: 3x1 120/40(3 on broadside), 6 rpm

Russia: 3x1 102/60(3 on broadside), 12 rpm

Italy:

-Palestro: 4x1 102/45(3 on broadside), 7 rpm(source)

-Poerio: 4x1 or 6x1 102/45(2 or 3 on broadside), 7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: 5x1 80/40(5 on broadside), 17.1 rpm

Russia: //

Italy:

-Palestro: //

-Poerio: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 4x2 457 mm mm(4 on broadside), 22 s reload time

Japan: 2x2 457 mm(4 on broadside), 22 s reload time

Russia: 3x3 450 mm(9 on broadside), 33 s reload time

Italy:

-Palestro: 2x2 450 mm(2 on broadside)

-Poerio: 2x2 or 4x2 450 mm(2 or 4 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 18000 hp

Japan: 20500 hp

Russia: 28400 hp

Italy:

-Palestro: 18000 hp

-Poerio: 24000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 29.5 knots

Japan: 33 knots

Russia: 35 knots

Italy:

-Palestro: 32 knots

-Poerio: 31.5 knots

 

Tier III

US: Wickes

Japan: Wakatake

Russia: Derzki

Italy: Curtatone, Mirabello

 

Primary armament:

US: 4x1 102/50(3 on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Japan: 3x1 120/45(3 on broadside), 5 rpm

Russia: 3x1 102/60(3 on broadside), 12 rpm

Italy:

-Curtatone: 2x2 102/45(4 on broadside), 7 rpm(source)

-Mirabello: 8x1 102/45(5 on broadside), 7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Italy:

-Curtatone: //

-Mirabello: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 4x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 32 s reload time

Japan: 2x2 533 mm(4 on broadside), 39 s reload time

Russia: 5x2 450 mm(10 on broadside), 22 s reload time

Italy:

-Palestro: 2x3 450 mm(6 on broadside)

-Mirabello: 2x2 450 mm(2 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 26400 hp

Japan: 21500 hp

Russia: 25500 hp

Italy:

-Curtatone: 22000 hp

-Mirabello: 44000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 34 knots

Japan: 35.5 knots

Russia: 34 knots

Italy:

-Curtatone: 32 knots

-Mirabello: 35 knots

 

Tier IV

US: Clemson

Japan: Isokaze

Russia: Izyaslav

Italy: Sella, Leone

 

Primary armament:

US: 4x1 or 4x2 102/50(3 or 6 on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Japan: 3x1 120/40(3 on broadside), 6 rpm

Russia: 5x1 102/60(3 on broadside), 12 rpm

Italy:

-Sella: 2x2 120/45(4 on broadside), 7 rpm(source)

-Leone: 4x2 120/45(8 on broadside), 7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Italy:

-Sella: //

-Leone: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 4x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 40 s reload time

Japan: 3x2 533 mm(6 on broadside), 42 s reload time

Russia: 3x3 450 mm(9 on broadside), 33 s reload time

Italy:

-Sella: 2x2 or 2x3 533 mm(4 or 6 on broadside)

-Leone: 2x3 450 mm or 2x2 533 mm(6 or 4 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 27000 hp

Japan: 27000 hp

Russia: 32700 hp

Italy:

-Sella: 36000 hp

-Leone: 42000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 35 knots

Japan: 34 knots

Russia: 35 knots

Italy:

-Sella: 35 knots

-Leone: 34 knots

 

Tier V

US: Nicholas

Japan: Minekaze

Russia: Grevny

Italy: Dardo, Navigatori

 

 

Primary armament:

US: 5x1 or 4x1 127/51(5 or 4 on broadside), 9.2 rpm; 4x1 127/38(4 on broadside), 15 rpm

Japan: 4x1 120/45(4 on broadside), 5 rpm

Russia: 4x1 130/50(4 on broadside), 12 rpm

Italy:

-Dardo: 2x2 120/50(4 on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

-Navigatori: 3x2 120/50(6 on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Italy:

-Dardo: //

-Navigatori: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 4x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 66 s reload time

Japan: 3x2 533 mm(6 on broadside), 47 s reload time

Russia: 2x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 70 s reload time

Italy:

-Dardo: 1x3 or 2x3 533 mm(3 or 6 on broadside)

-Navigatori: 1x3 or 2x3 533 mm(3 or 6 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 55000 hp

Japan: 38500 hp

Russia: 48000 hp

Italy:

-Dardo: 44000 hp

-Navigatori: 50000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 37 knots

Japan: 39 knots

Russia: 38 knots

Italy:

-Dardo: 38 knots

-Navigatori: 38 knots

 

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Tier VI

US: Farragut

Japan: Mutsuki

Russia: Ognevoy

Italy: Maestrale

 

Primary armament:

US: 5x1 or  4x1 127/38(5 or 4 on broadside), 15 rpm

Japan: 4x1 or 2x1 120/45(4 or 2 on broadside), 5 rpm or 10.9 rpm

Russia: 2x2 130/50(4 on broadside), 12 rpm

Italy: 2x2 120/50 or 1x2 plus 2x1 120/50(4 on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Italy: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 2x4 533 mm(8 on broadside), 88 s reload time

Japan: 2x3 610 mm(6 on broadside), 73 s reload time

Russia: 2x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 70 s reload time

Italy: 1x3 or 2x3 533 mm(3 or 6 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 42800 hp

Japan: 38500 hp

Russia: 52200 hp

Italy: 44000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 36.5 knots

Japan: 37.5 knots

Russia: 37 knots

Italy: 38 knots

 

Tier VII

US: Mahan

Japan: Hatsuharu

Russia: Kiev

Italy: Soldati I

 

Primary armament:

US: 5x1 or  4x1 127/38(5 or 4 on broadside), 15 rpm

Japan: 2x2 plus 1x1 127/50 or 2x2 127/50(5 or 4 on broadside), 6 rpm or 6.7 rpm

Russia: 3x2 130/50(6 on broadside), 12 rpm

Italy: 2x2 120/50 or 2x2 120/50 plus 1x1 120/50(4 or 5 on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: 1x2 85/52(2 on broadside), 15 rpm

Italy: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 3x4 533 mm(8 on broadside), 88 s reload time

Japan: 2x3 610 mm(6 on broadside), 76 s reload time

Russia: 2x5 533 mm(10 on broadside), 127 s reload time

Italy: 1x3 or 2x3 533 mm(3 or 6 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 49000 hp

Japan: 42000 hp

Russia: 81000 hp

Italy: 48000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 35 knots

Japan: 36.5 knots

Russia: 42.5 knots

Italy: 38 knots

 

Tier VIII

US: Benson

Japan: Fubuki

Russia: Tashkent

Italy: Soldati II, Maestrale II

 

Primary armament:

US: 5x1 or  4x1 127/38(5 or 4 on broadside), 18 rpm

Japan: 3x2 or 2x2 127/50(6 or 4 guns on broadside, 6.7 rpm

Russia: 3x2 130/50(6 on broadside), 12 rpm

Italy:

-Soldati II: 2x2 120/50 or 2x2 120/50 plus 1x1 120/50(4 or 5 on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

-Maestrale II: 3x2 120/50(6 on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Italy: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 2x5 533 mm(10 on broadside), 109 s reload time

Japan: 3x3 610 mm(9 on broadside), 82 s reload time

Russia: 3x3 533 mm(10 on broadside), 74 s reload time

Italy:

-Soldati II: 1x3 or 1x4 533 mm(3 or 4 on broadside)

-Maestrale II: 1x3 533 mm(3 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 50000 hp

Japan: 50000 hp

Russia: 125500 hp

Italy:

Soldati II: 48000 hp

Maestrale II: //(most likely more or less comparable to Navigatori)

 

Speed:

US: 38 knots

Japan: 35 knots

Russia: 42.5 knots

Italy:

Soldati II: 38 knots

Maestrale II: //(possibly 38 knots)

 

Tier IX

US: Fletcher

Japan: Kagero

Russia: Udaloy

Italy: Medaglie d'Oro

 

Primary armament:

US: 5x1 127/38(5 on broadside), 18 rpm

Japan: 3x2 or 2x2 127/50(6 or 4 guns on broadside), 6.7 rpm

Russia: 3x2 130/50(6 on broadside), 12 rpm; 3x2 130/55(6 on broadside), 13 rpm

Italy: 4x1 or 5x1 135/45(4 or 5 on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Italy: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 2x5 533 mm(8 on broadside), 122 s reload time

Japan: 2x4 610 mm(8 on broadside), 109 s reload time

Russia: 3x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 70 s reload time; 3x5 533 mm(10 on broadside), 117 s reload time

Italy: 2x3 533 mm(6 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 60000 hp

Japan: 52000 hp

Russia: 84500 hp

Italy: 60000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 36.5 knots

Japan: 35 knots

Russia: 40 knots

Italy: 35 knots

 

Tier X

US: Gearing

Japan: Shimakaze

Russia: Khabarovsk

Italy: Capitani Romani

 

Primary armament:

US: 3x2 127/38(6 on broadside), 20 rpm

Japan: 3x2 127/50(6 guns on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Russia: 4x2 130/55(8 on broadside), 13 rpm

Italy: 4x2 135/45(8 on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Italy: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 2x5 533 mm(8 on broadside), 136 s reload time

Japan: 3x5 610 mm(15 on broadside), 150 s reload time

Russia: 2x5 533 mm(10 on broadside), 116 s reload time

Italy: 2x4 533 mm(8 on broadside)

 

Installed power:

US: 60000 hp

Japan: 75000 hp

Russia: 130000 hp

Italy: 110000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 36 knots

Japan: 35 knots

Russia: 43 knots

Italy: 40 knots

 

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CRUISERS

 

Tier I

US: Erie

Japan: Hashidate

Russia: Orlan

Germany: Hermelin

Italy: Eritrea

 

Primary armament:

US: 4x1 127/51(4 on broadside), 12 rpm; 4x1 152/47(4 on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Japan: 2x2 120/45(4 on broadside), 10 or 11 rpm

Russia: 2x2 130/50(4 on broadside), 12 rpm

Germany: 2x2 128/61(4 on broadside), 12 or 15 rpm

Italy: 2x2 120/45(4 on broadside), 7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Germany: //

Italy: //

 

Torpedo armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Russia: //

Germany: //

Italy: //

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 88 mm(citadel), 32 mm(deck)

Japan: 30 mm(citadel), 10 mm(deck)

Russia: 10 mm(citadel), 10 mm(deck)

Germany: 35 mm(citadel), 20 mm(deck)

Italy: //(still need to find that info)

 

Installed power:

US: 6200 hp

Japan: 4600 hp

 

Russia: 20000 hp

Germany: 15000 hp

Italy: 9100 hp

 

Speed:

US: 20 knots

Japan: 19.5 knots

Russia: 25 knots

Germany: 24 knots

Italy: 20 knots

 

Tier II

US: Chester

Japan: Chikuma

Germany: Dresden

Italy: Quarto

 

Primary armament:

US: 4x1 or 6x1 127/50(3 or on broadside), 7.5 rpm; 6x1 152/50(4 on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Japan: 4x1 or 8x1 152/45(3 or 5 on broadside), 5 rpm

Germany: 10x1 or 12x1 105/40(5 or 6 on broadside), 15 rpm

Italy: 6x1 120/50(3 or 5 on broadside); unknown RoF(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: 4x1 76.2/50(2 on broadside), 12 rpm plus 2x1 76.2/23(1 on broadside), 15 rpm

Japan: 4x1 80/40(2 on broadside), 12 rpm

Germany: //

Italy: 6x1 76/50(3 on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

 

Torpedo armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Germany: //

Italy: //

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 38 mm(citadel), 19 mm(deck)

Japan: 16 mm(citadel), 40 mm(deck)

Germany: 9 mm(citadel), 50 mm(deck)

Italy: //(possibly 9/10 mm) (citadel), 40 mm(deck)

 

Installed power:

US: 16000 hp

Japan: 22500 hp

Germany: 18800 hp

Italy: 25000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 24 knots

Japan: 26 knots

Germany: 25 knots

Italy: 28 knots

 

Tier III

US: St.Louis

Japan: Tenryu

Germany: Kolberg

Italy: Vettor Pisani(temporary)

 

Primary armament:

US: 10x1 or 14x1 152/50(6 or 8 on broadside), 6 or 7.5 rpm 

Japan: 4x1 140/50(4 on broadside), 10 rpm

Germany: 12x1 105/40(6 on broadside), 15 rpm

Italy: 12x1 152/40(6 on broadside), 7 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: 18x1 76.2/50(9 on broadside), 12 rpm

Japan: //

Germany: //

Italy: 6x1 120/40(4 on broadside), 6 rpm(source)

 

Torpedo armament:

US: //

Japan: 2x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 58 s reload time

Germany: //

Italy: //

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 102 mm(citadel), 76 mm(deck)

Japan: 63 mm(citadel), 25 mm(deck)

Germany: 10 mm(citadel), 80 mm(deck)

Italy: 150 mm (citadel), 37 mm(deck)

 

Installed power:

US: 24000 hp

Japan: 51000 hp

Germany: 31000 hp

Italy: 13250 hp

 

Speed:

US: 22 knots

Japan: 32.5 knots

Germany: 27 knots

Italy: 19 knots

 

Tier IV

US: Phoenix

Japan: Kuma

Germany: Karlsruhe

Italy: Da Giussano/Cadorna(temporary)

 

Primary armament:

US: 6x1 or 8x1 or 10x1 152/50(3 or 4 or 5 guns on broadside), 6 rpm; 8x1 or 10x1 152/53(4 or 5 guns on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Japan: 7x1 140/50(6 guns on broadside), 10 rpm

Germany: 8x1 150/45(5 guns on broadside), 7 rpm

Italy: 4x2 152/53(8 guns on broadside), 4 or 8 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: //

Germany: 2x1 88/45(2 guns on broadside), 15 rpm

Italy: 3x2 100/47(4 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 2x2 533 mm(2 on broadside), 44 s reload time; 2x3 533 mm(3 on broadside), 66 s reload time

Japan: 4x2 533 mm(4 on broadside), 42 s reload time

Germany: 2x2 500 mm(2 on broadside), 42 s reload time; 2x2 600 mm(2 on broadside), 53 s reload time

Italy: 2x2 533 mm(2 on broadside)

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 76 mm(citadel), 37 mm(deck)

Japan: 65 mm(citadel), 30 mm(deck)

Germany: 60 mm(citadel), 40 mm(deck)

Italy: 32 mm (citadel), 20 mm(deck)

 

Installed power:

US: 90000 hp

Japan: 90000 hp

Germany: 45000 hp

Italy: 95000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 35 knots

Japan: 34.5 knots

Germany: 27.5 knots

Italy: 36.5 knots

 

Tier V

US: Omaha

Japan: Furutaka

Germany: Konigsberg

Italy:

-Da Giussano/Cadorna(temporary)

-Montecuccoli/d'Aosta(temporary)

 

Primary armament:

US: 8x1 plus 2x2 152/53 or 6x1 plus 2x2 152/53(8 or 6 on broadside), 7.5 rpm or 8.6 rpm

Japan: 6x1 200/50(6 guns on broadside), 2.7 rpm; 6x1 203/50(6 guns on broadside), 4 rpm

Germany: 3x3 150/60(9 guns on broadside), 8 rpm

Italy:

-Da Giussano/Cadorna: 4x2 152/53(8 guns on broadside), 4 or 8 rpm(source)

-Montecuccoli: 4x2 152/53(8 guns on broadside), 8 rpm(source)

-d'Aosta: 4x2 152/53(8 guns on broadside), 8 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: //

Japan: 4x1 80/40(2 guns on broadside), 17.1 rpm; 4x1 120/40(2 guns on broadside), 12 rpm

Germany: 2x1 88/45(2 guns on broadside), 15 rpm; 1x2 88/76(2 guns on broadside), 15 rpm

Italy:

-Da Giussano/Cadorna: 3x2 100/47(4 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

-Montecuccoli: 3x2 100/47(4 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

-d'Aosta: 3x2 100/47(4 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

 

Torpedo armament:

US: 4x2 533 mm(4 on broadside), 44 s reload time; 4x3 or 2x3 533 mm(6 or 3 on broadside), 66 s or 44 s reload time

Japan: 2x3 610 mm(3 on broadside), 73 s or 76 s reload time

Germany: 4x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 68 s reload time

Italy:

-Da Giussano/Cadorna: 2x2 533 mm(2 on broadside)

-Montecuccoli: 2x2 533 mm(2 on broadside)

-d'Aosta: 2x3 533 mm(3 on broadside)

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 76 mm(citadel), 37 mm(deck)

Japan: 76 mm(citadel), 48 mm(deck)

Germany: 50 mm(citadel), 20 mm(deck)

Italy:

-Da Giussano/Cadorna: 32 mm (citadel), 20 mm(deck)

-Montecuccoli: 85 mm(citadel), 30 mm(deck)

-d'Aosta: 105 mm(citadel), 35 mm(deck)

 

Installed power:

US: 90000 hp

Japan: 102000 hp

Germany: 68200 hp

Italy:

-Da Giussano/Cadorna: 95000 hp

-Montecuccoli: 106000 hp

-d'Aosta: 110000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 34 knots

Japan: 34.5 knots

Germany: 32.5 knots

Italy:

-Da Giussano/Cadorna: 36.5 knots

-Montecuccoli: 36.5 knots

-d'Aosta: 37 knots

 

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Tier VI

US: Cleveland

Japan: Aoba

Germany: Nurnberg

Italy:

-Montecuccoli/d'Aosta(temporary)

-degli Abruzzi(temporary)

 

Primary armament:

US: 4x3 152/47(12 guns on broadside), 6 or 7.5 rpm

Japan: 3x2 203/50(6 guns on broadside), 5.5 rpm

Germany: 3x3 150/60(9 guns on broadside), 10 rpm

Italy:

-Montecuccoli: 4x2 152/53(8 guns on broadside), 8 rpm(source)

-d'Aosta: 4x2 152/53(8 guns on broadside), 8 rpm(source)

-degli Abruzzi: 2x2 plus 2x3 152/55(10 guns on broadside), 4-5 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: 6x2 127/38(8 guns on broadside), 10 rpm

Japan: 4x1 120/40(2 guns on broadside), 10 rpm

Germany: 4x2 88/76(4 guns on broadside), 15 rpm

Italy:

-Montecuccoli: 3x2 100/47(4 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

-d'Aosta: 3x2 100/47(4 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

-degli Abruzzi: 4x2 100/47(4 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source), plus 2x1 100/47(1 gun on broadside) if the torpedo armament is removed

 

Torpedo armament:

US: //

Japan: 2x4 610 mm(4 on broadside), 102 s reload time

Germany: 4x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 68 s reload time

Italy:

-Montecuccoli: 2x2 533 mm(2 on broadside)

-d'Aosta: 2x3 533 mm(3 on broadside)

-degli Abruzzi: 2x3 533 mm(3 on broadside)

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 127 mm(citadel), 51 mm(deck)

Japan: 76 mm(citadel), 48 mm(deck)

Germany: 50 mm(citadel), 20 mm(deck)

Italy:

-Montecuccoli: 85 mm(citadel), 30 mm(deck)

-d'Aosta: 105 mm(citadel), 35 mm(deck)

-degli Abruzzi: 130 mm(citadel), 55 mm(deck)

 

Installed power:

US: 100000 hp

Japan: 102000 hp

Germany: 60000 hp

Italy:

-Montecuccoli: 106000 hp

-d'Aosta: 110000 hp

-degli Abruzzi: 100000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 32.5 knots

Japan: 35 knots

Germany: 32 knots

Italy:

-Montecuccoli: 36.5 knots

-d'Aosta: 37 knots

-degli Abruzzi: 34 knots

 

Tier VII

US: Pensacola

Japan: Myoko

Germany: Yorck

Italy:

-degli Abruzzi(temporary)

-Trento/Bolzano

 

Primary armament:

US: 2x2 plus 2x3 203/50 or 203/55(10 guns on broadside), 4 rpm

Japan: 5x2 203/50(10 guns on broadside), 4.3 rpm

Germany: 4x2 210/45(8 guns on broadside), 4.5 rpm

Italy:

-degli Abruzzi: 2x2 plus 2x3 152/55(10 guns on broadside), 4-5 rpm(source)

-Trento: 4x2 203/50(8 guns on broadside): 3.4 rpm(source)

-Bolzano: 4x2 203/53(8 guns on broadside): 3.8 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: 8x1 127/25(4 on broadside), 14.8 rpm

Japan: 4x2 127/40(4 guns on broadside), 8 rpm

Germany: 4x2 88/76(4 guns on broadside), 15 rpm; 4x2 105/65(4 guns on broadside), 17.9 rpm

Italy:

-degli Abruzzi: 4x2 100/47(4 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source), plus 2x1 100/47(1 gun on broadside) if the torpedo armament is removed

-Trento: 8x2 or 6x2 100/47(8 or 6 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

-Bolzano: 8x2 or 6x2 100/47(8 or 6 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

 

Torpedo armament:

US: //

Japan: 2x3 or 4x3 610 mm(3 or 6 on broadside), 68 s or 74 s reload time

Germany: 4x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 68 s reload time

Italy:

-degli Abruzzi: 2x3 533 mm(3 on broadside)

-Trento: 4x2 533 mm(4 on broadside)

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 102 mm(citadel), 38 mm(deck)

Japan: 102 mm(citadel), 35 mm(deck)

Germany: 80 mm(citadel), 30 mm(deck)

Italy:

-degli Abruzzi: 130 mm(citadel), 55 mm(deck)

-Trento: 70 mm(citadel), 50 mm(deck)

-Bolzano: 70 mm(citadel), 50 mm(deck)

 

 

Installed power:

US: 107000 hp

Japan: 132000 hp

Germany: 80000 hp

Italy:

-degli Abruzzi: 100000 hp

-Trento: 120000 hp

-Bolzano: 150000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 32.5 knots

Japan: 35 knots

Germany: 32 knots

Italy:

-degli Abruzzi: 34 knots

-Trento: 34 knots

-Bolzano: 36 knots

 

Tier VIII

US: New Orleans

Japan: Mogami

Germany: Admiral Hipper

Italy: Zara

 

Primary armament:

US: 3x3 203/55(9 guns on broadside), 4 or 4.3 rpm

Japan:5x3 155/60(15 guns on broadside), 6 rpm;  5x2 203/50(10 guns on broadside), 4 rpm

Germany: 4x2 203/60(8 guns on broadside), 4.6 rpm

Italy : 4x2 203/53(8 guns on broadside): 3.8 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: 8x1 127/25(4 on broadside), 13.3 rpm

Japan: 4x2 127/40(4 guns on broadside), 12 or 8 rpm

Germany: 4x2 105/65(4 guns on broadside), 17.9 rpm

Italy: 8x2 or 6x2 100/47(8 or 6 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source)

 

Torpedo armament:

US: //

Japan: 4x4 610 mm(8 on broadside), 109 s reload time

Germany: 4x3 533 mm(6 on broadside), 68 s reload time

Italy: //

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 127 mm(citadel), 83 mm(deck)

Japan: 140 mm(citadel), 35 mm(deck)

Germany: 80 mm(citadel), 30 mm(deck)

Italy: 150 mm(citadel), 90 mm(deck)

 

Installed power:

US: 107000 hp

Japan: 152000 hp

Germany: 110000 hp

Italy: 95000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 32.5 knots

Japan: 34.5 knots

Germany: 32 knots

Italy: 32 knots

 

Tier IX

US: Baltimore

Japan: Ibuki

Germany: Roon

Italy: Ansaldo cruiser for Spain

 

Primary armament

US:  3x3 203/55(9 guns on broadside), 4 or 4.6 rpm

Japan: 5x2 203/50(10 guns on broadside), 4 rpm

Germany: 3x3 203/60(9 guns on broadside), 4.6 or 6 rpm

Italy: 4x3 152/55(12 guns on broadside), 4-5 rpm(source); 4x2 or 3x3 203/53(8 or 9 guns on broadside), 3.8 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament

US: 6x2 127/38(8 guns on broadside), 10 rpm

Japan: 4x2 127/40(4 guns on broadside), 8 rpm

Germany: 6x2 105/65(6 guns on broadside), 17.9 rpm plus 4x1 plus 1x2 150/55(4 guns on broadside), 8 rpm

Italy: 12x1 or 6x2 90/50(6 guns on broadside), 12 rpm(source)

 

Torpedo armament

Spoiler

US: //

Japan: 4x4 610 mm(8 on broadside), 109 s or 120 s reload time

Germany: 2x4 533 mm(4 on broadside), 90 s reload time

Italy: 2x4 533 mm(4 on broadside)

 

Protection(maximum thickness)

US: 152 mm(citadel), 65 mm(deck)

Japan: 140 mm(citadel), 51 mm(deck)

Germany: 100 mm(citadel), 50 mm(deck)

Italy: 150 mm(citadel), 95 mm(deck)

 

Installed power

US: 120000 hp

Japan: 152000 hp

Germany: 155000 hp

Italy: 200000 hp

 

Speed

US: 32.5 knots

Japan: 35 knots

Germany: 32.5 knots

Italy: 37 knots

 

Tier X

US: Des Moines

Japan: Zao

Germany: Hindenburg

Italy: Ansaldo cruiser for Russia

 

Primary armament

US:  3x3 203/55(9 guns on broadside), 10 rpm

Japan: 4x3 203/50(12 guns on broadside), 4.4 rpm

Germany: 4x3 203/60(12 guns on broadside), 6 rpm

Italy: 3x3 254/55(gun planned for the original UP.90)

 

Secondary armament

US: 6x2 127/38(8 guns on broadside), 10 rpm

Japan: 6x2 100/65(6 guns on broadside), 20 rpm

Germany: 8x2 105/65(6 guns on broadside), 17.9 rpm

Italy: Possibly 6x2 135/45(6 guns on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source) plus 6x2 90/50(6 guns on broadside), 12 rpm(source)

 

Torpedo armament

US: //

Japan: 4x5 610 mm(10 on broadside), 141 s reload time

Germany: 4x4 533 mm(4 on broadside), 90 s reload time

Italy: 2x3 533 mm(3 on broadside), possibly upgradeable to 2x4 533 mm(4 on broadside)

 

Protection(maximum thickness)

US: 152 mm(citadel), 90 mm(deck)

Japan: 152 mm(citadel), 55 mm(deck)

Germany: 110 mm(citadel), 60 mm(deck)

Italy: //(have to find the data on it)

 

Installed power

US: 120000 hp

Japan: 159000 hp

Germany: 155000 hp

Italy: 240000 hp

Speed

US: 33 knots

Japan: 34.5 knots

Germany: 31.5 knots

Italy: 37 knots

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BATTLESHIPS

 

Tier III

US: South Carolina

Japan: Kawachi

Italy: Cuniberti 1902

 

Primary armament:

US:  4x2 305/45(8 guns on broadside), 2 rpm

Japan: 6x2 305/50(8 guns on broadside), 1.8 rpm

Italy: //(either the 12"/40 with RoF buff or the 12"/46 M1909)

 

Secondary armament:

US: 22x1 or 20x1 76/50(11 or 10 guns on broadside), 10 rpm

Japan: 4x1 80/40(2 on broadside), 12 rpm; 8x1 120/40(4 guns on broadside), 12 rpm; 10x1 152/45(5 on broadside), 6 rpm

Italy: 12x1 76/40(6 guns on broadside), 15 rpm(source) (the number can easily be improved since the second iteration of the Regina Elena-class had 24 guns)

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 305 mm(citadel), 51 mm(deck)

Japan: 305 mm(citadel), 31 mm(deck)

Italy: 305 mm(citadel), //(deck) (still need to find it)

 

Installed power:

US: 16000 or 17600 hp

Japan: 22500 or 27300 hp

Italy: //(still need to find it)

 

Speed:

US: 15.8 or 18 knots

Japan: 18.4 or 20 knots

Italy: //(possibly between 20 and 22 knots, comparable to Regina Elena which was supposed to replace in Cuniberti's idea)

 

Tier IV

US: Wyoming

Japan: Myogi

Italy: Conte di Cavour, Caio Duilio

 

Primary armament:

US:  6x2 305/50(12 guns on broadside), 2 rpm

Japan: 3x2 356/45(6 guns on broadside), 1.8 rpm

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 2x2 plus 3x3 305/46(13 guns on broadside), 2 rpm(source)

-Caio Duilio: 2x2 plus 3x3 305/46(13 guns on broadside), 2 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: 16x1 or 6x1 127/51(8 or 3 guns on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Japan: 6x1 or 4x1 80/40(3 or 2 on broadside), 12 rpm or 6x1 120/40(3 on broadside), 10 rpm; 16x1 152/50(8 guns on broadside), 6 rpm;

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 18x1 120/50(9 guns on broadside), rpm unknown(source), 13x1 76/50(above the primary armament turrets), 10 rpm(source)

-Caio Duilio: 16x1 152/45(8 guns on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source) (it's the most likely gun since in the Italian page of navweaps the gun isn't listed), 13x1 76/50(above the primary armament turrets), 10 rpm(source)

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 305 mm(citadel), 51 mm(deck)

Japan: 203 mm(citadel), 25 mm(deck)(A/B), 70 mm(deck)©

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 250 mm(citadel), 40 mm(deck)

-Caio Duilio: 250 mm(citadel), 40 mm(deck)

 

Installed power:

US: 24000 or 28000 hp

Japan: 68250 or 77000 hp

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 31000 hp

-Caio Duilio: 30000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 18 or 20.5 knots

Japan: 24.4 or 28 knots

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 21.5 knots

-Caio Duilio: 21 knots

 

Tier V

US: New York

Japan: Kongo

Italy: Conte di Cavour, Caio Duilio

 

Primary armament:

US:  5x2 356/45(10 guns on broadside), 1.8 rpm

Japan: 4x2 356/45(6 guns on broadside), 1.8 rpm

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 2x2 plus 2x3 320/44(10 guns on broadside), 2 rpm(source)

-Caio Duilio: 2x2 plus 2x3 320/44(10 guns on broadside), 2 rpm(source)

 

Secondary armament:

US: 16x1 or 6x1 127/51(8 or 3 guns on broadside), 8.6 rpm

Japan: 4x1 80/40(2 on broadside), 17.1 rpm or 4x2 127/40(4 on broadside), 12 rpm; 16x1 or 14x1 152/50(8 or 7 guns on broadside), 6 rpm;

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 6x2 120/50(6 guns on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source) plus 6x2 100/47(6 guns on broadside), 10 rpm(source) or 6x2 135/45(6 guns on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source)

-Caio Duilio: 4x3 135/45(6 guns on broadside), 6/7 rpm(source), 10x1 90/50(5 guns on broadside), 12 rpm(source)

 

Protection(maximum thickness):

US: 305 mm(citadel), 44 mm(deck)(A), 89 mm(deck)(B)

Japan: 203 mm(citadel), 38 mm(deck)(A), 120 mm(deck)(B/C)

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 250 mm(citadel), 100 mm(deck)

-Caio Duilio: 250 mm(citadel), 100 mm(deck)

 

Installed power:

US: 27000 or 28100 hp

Japan: 75000 or 136000 hp

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 75000 hp

-Caio Duilio: 75000 hp

 

Speed:

US: 18.4 or 21 knots

Japan: 24.9 or 30 knots

Italy:

-Conte di Cavour: 27/28 knots

-Caio Duilio: 26 knots

 

[WORK IN PROGRESS]

 

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