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Kronshtadt
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Cruiser | U.S.S.R. | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price19,200 Credits
Hit Points71,050 
Main Battery
305 mm/54 MK-153 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire3.24 shots/min.
Reload Time18.5 sec.
Rotation Speed5.1 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time35.29 sec.
Firing Range18.19 km.
Maximum Dispersion241 m.
HE Shell305 mm HE Model 1928 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell24 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity920 m./s.
HE Shell Weight374.7 kg.
AP Shell305 mm AP Model 1928 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight471 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
152 mm/57 MK-174 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire7.5 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE ShellOFU-35 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel12 %
Secondary Armament #2
100 mm/56 MZ-162 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire16 shots/min.
Reload Time3.75 sec.
HE ShellHE-56 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #3
100 mm/56 MZ-162 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire16 shots/min.
Reload Time3.75 sec.
HE ShellHE-56 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
37 mm 46-K7 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second85.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
12.7 mm DShKM-26 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second30.6 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
100 mm/56 MZ-162 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second29.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
100 mm/56 MZ-162 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second29.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius840 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.2 km.
Air Detectability Range10.42 km.
Battle Levels
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IX
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Kronshtadt — Soviet Tier IX cruiser.

A large gunship officially designated as a heavy cruiser but more of a high-speed "small battleship" by technical characteristics. She carried 305 mm main guns with a very long firing range. Drawbacks: weak AA defenses.

Kronshtadt was first released for sale worldwide on 30 May 2018.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
305 mm/54 MK-153.235.292414,200249,000 00
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Kronshtadt71,0501533034/46/7/40 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
GFCS IX mod. 1018.2 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 231,000 hp33.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3
 Slot 6  AA Guns Modification 2 Main Battery Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Kronshtadt is a unique ship in World of Warships. Many of her characteristics are that of a battleship, while others are clearly those of a cruiser: her size, health, and potential damage of her guns are very much in line with the former, while her speed, armor, concealment and utility are those of the latter.

The largest mistake captains will make with Kronshtadt is the false assumption that they can play her as a battleship and get away with it. Her belt armor is fairly tough and her health pool is large, but her plating and size of her citadel prevent her from achieving the same role as a battleship. When fighting enemy battleships at close range, captains should angle in such a way to "bait" shots into her angled belt armor, and to not encourage the enemy to fire shots into her bow where overmatch of her 25mm plating can easily lead to citadel hits.

Kronshtadt’s main strength lies in her main battery: nine (9) 305mm rifles with fantastic shell speed, penetration, and damage. Her accuracy is not nearly as good as that of a traditional cruiser, but what she has is good enough to land large hits with her AP, and to accurately stack fires on enemy battleships at range. Although her guns allow a captain to get by with only firing AP, the best Kronshtadt captains will actively switch between the two types to maximize her effectiveness. Kronshtadt’s concealment is also quite good for a ship of her size, so captains are encouraged to make the most of it to lay ambushes and execute flanking maneuvers.

Like many cruisers, Kronshtadt sports a few utility consumables, most notably Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) and a choice between Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) or Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.). Kronshtadt’s play style involves her playing at mid- to long-range for the majority of the match, so her radar will mostly become useful later in games.

Overall, Kronshtadt offers a unique and engaging play style that few other ships come close to offering. Captains who enjoy ships such as Scharnhorst, Amagi, or German heavy cruisers will find her to have a similar play style.


Pros:

  • Very large hit point pool for a cruiser, equivalent to most Tier IX battleships.
  • Strong main armament which poses a threat to any ship she faces.
  • Capable of mounting useful consumables which allow the ship to fill a variety of roles.
  • Decent armor when angled.

Cons:

  • Extremely susceptible to receiving citadel hits when improperly angled or when bow-on to high tier battleships.
  • Dispersion and reload time may leave captains unimpressed.
  • Mediocre anti-aircraft armament will not deter a dedicated strike from high tier aircraft carriers.

Research

As a Premium ship, Kronshtadt doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Kronshtadt is a large cruiser that has gameplay similar to that of a fast, lightly armed battleship. As such, upgrades for improving maneuverability and survivability work well for her, as well as main battery upgrades.

The recommended upgrades for Kronshtadt are as follows:

Captains looking to maximize their Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) effectiveness can also equip Surveillance Radar Modification 1 (+40% to duration of Surveillance Radar.) in Slot 2 in order to extend her radar activation time to 24 seconds.

Commander Skills

Key skills for Kronshtadt commanders include damage mitigation skills such as Concealment Expert, Basics of Survivability, and Fire Prevention. Kronshtadt is more of a battleship than a cruiser, so battleship captain skills serve her well.

Consumables

Kronshtadt can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a Premium ship, Kronshtadt comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

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Historical Info

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