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Udaloi
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Destroyer | U.S.S.R. | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
Ognevoi
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Grozovoi
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General
Research price160000 exp
Purchase price13,000,000 Credits
Hit Points16,000 
Main Battery
130 mm/55 B-2-U3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed20 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range11.03 km.
Maximum Dispersion105 m.
HE ShellHE-46 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
HE Shell Weight33.4 kg.
AP ShellSAP-46 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,600 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight33.5 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Triple 1-N3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.78 shots/min.
Reload Time77 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo53-49 
Maximum Damage14,600 
Torpedo Speed69 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
130 mm/55 B-2-U3 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36.9 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
37 mm 66-K2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
12.7 mm DShKM-2B6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second30.6 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed40 knot
Turning Circle Radius610 m.
Rudder Shift Time7.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range8.6 km.
Air Detectability Range4.05 km.
Battle Levels
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IX
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13,000,000

Udaloi — Soviet Tier IX destroyer.

The most advanced Soviet destroyer among those designed before 1941 (Project 35). Udaloi was large in size and could run at a very high speed for this type of ship. In terms of the power of her main guns, she outclassed most of her foreign counterparts.

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)
130 mm/55 B-2-U1291051,90082,600 01,000,000
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)
Udaloi (A)16,00062032/6/330 01,400,000
Udaloi (B)18,80062037/230 40,0003,200,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
53-490.81297.214,600696 01,300,000
53-49M0.51297.214,600668 20,0001,500,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
GFCS IX mod. 1011 0900,000
GFCS IX mod. 21012.1 25,0001,900,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 84,500 hp40 01,100,000

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 AA Guns Modification 2 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  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 3 AA Guns Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

What can be said as an Ognevoi, Kiev and Tashkent facemelting, the Udaloi is a fairly newer shift in Russian destroyer ergonomics. Sporting dual mounts in the same AB-X layout and fairly decent torpedoes, the destroyer leans to more of her guns than to her torpedoes which is used for harassing runs to scare off, if not outright severely damage, the occasional player that does not know any better or was too careless. Due to this, the Udaloi can repeatedly kite ships that have a hard time beading on her due to the fast speed she can reach and as a destroyer that leans on guns more than their torpedoes, she can be an effective counter to Fletchers or Yugumos in the thick of melee or in range gunnery duels. An interesting thing about this destroyer is that her AA suite when fully kitted is fairly equivalent to a light cruiser's.

However, she is not without her drawbacks. Similar to her Russian predecessors her torpedo speed leaves something to be desired and the detection rating of the ship itself is quite poor for a destroyer. Her maneuverability is also lacking, but this can be compensated for with the appropriate upgrades (see below).

Pros:

  • Has lethal HE shells that can burn accompanied by capable AP shells.
  • Effective gunfighter that can serve as a line counter for gunnery oriented destroyers such as Fletcher.
  • Fairly fast rate of fire with the same 130mm guns of her predecessors.
  • Improved torpedo speed over predecessor.
  • Still fast at her tier.

Cons:

  • Sub-par concealment.
  • Large for a destroyer.
  • Guns still have a good chance to be incapacitated, if not knocked out.
  • Torpedoes have shorter range than her predecessor, the Ognevoi.

Research

As a tech-tree ship, Udaloi has to research a second hull, improved fire control directors, and improved torpedo armament. Prioritize the second hull upgrade first (this increases the tubes of the torpedo launchers from 3 to 5, just like Ognevoi), followed by the improved fire control. Torpedo armament upgrades should be last, as Udaloi is primarily a gunboat, and usage of her torpedoes is situational.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Udaloi are as follows:

Captains who have one of the rare Engine Boost Modification 1 (+50% to duration of Engine Boost.) upgrades and have the Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) signal equipped are encouraged to replace the Propulsion Modification 1 upgrade, as it extends the Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) consumable duration by 50%, thereby allowing her to maintain a max speed of 45.4 knots for three minutes.

Commander Skills

For Level 1, the best option to choose is Preventative Maintenance, as it will reduce the chance of module incapacitations; something that is critical for the survivability of Destroyers. Likewise, Priority Target is a good choice as well, as it can relay information to the Captain on how many enemies are targeting the ship.

At Level 2, the best option to choose is Last Stand, as it still allows for engines and rudders to be functional even when incapacitated. This increases survivability, and stacks well with Preventative Maintenance. Adrenaline Rush is another good choice; it will increase rate of fire when the ship is under attack.

Superintendent is a solid choice at Level 3, as it allows for more extra charges of consumables to be taken; which are always beneficial to have on hand. Other viable choices include Demolition Expert, to increase Fire Chance of HE Shells; or Basic Firing Training, to increase rate of fire of main artillery.

For Level 4, the most dependable choice is Concealment Expert, to decrease the detection range of the ship and allow it to approach enemies undetected. Alternatively, Advanced Firing Training is a solid choice, as it increases the range of main artillery and stacks well with Basic Firing Training; or opt to choose Inertia Fuse for HE Shells, which increases the penetration of HE shells, and stacks well with Demolition Expert.

Consumables

Udaloi can equip the following consumables:

Premium versions of all consumables are recommended, but captains who are strapped for cash should prioritize Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.) and Smoke Generator II (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.).

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectibility range.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Udaloi with Type 19 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

Captains should mount India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) to decrease time to extinguish fires, mount November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) to decrease reload time of consumables, and Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) to increase ships maximum speed. To make their torpedoes more potent, captains should mount Juliet Whisky Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) to increase chance of causing flooding and Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) to mitigate risk to magazine detonation from mounting the former flag. If captains wish to buff their primary artillery, they are encouraged to mount Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.) and India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) to increase fire chance to HE shells.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  • [1]:Russian Wikipedia page on the Project 35 destroyers
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