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Duca degli Abruzzi
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Cruiser | Italy | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points32,500 
Main Battery
152 mm/55 OTO 19342 х 3 / 2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speed7.5 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time24 sec.
Firing Range15.06 km.
Maximum Dispersion136 m.
HE Shell152 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity995 m./s.
HE Shell Weight44.3 kg.
AP Shell152 mm proiettili AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity910 m./s.
AP Shell Weight50 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm /47 OTO 19284 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell100 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.85 shots/min.
Reload Time71 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Si 270 
Maximum Damage13,367 
Torpedo Speed51 knot
Torpedo Range12 km.
AA Defense
100 mm /47 OTO 19284 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second26.4 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
37 mm/54 Breda 19374 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second46.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/65 Breda 19354 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second13.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm/65 Breda 19392 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second4.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius680 m.
Rudder Shift Time8.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.16 km.
Air Detectability Range6.12 km.
Battle Levels
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VII
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Duca degli Abruzzi — Italian promo premium Tier VII cruiser.

The top and most powerful ship in a series of Italian Condottieri-class light cruisers. Unlike her predecessors, she boasted more powerful armament and significantly improved protection, but couldn't travel as fast.

Duca degli Abruzzi was first released for sale worldwide on 4 May 2018.

Modules

Main Battery Guns 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)
152 mm/55 OTO 19348241362,10073,100 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)
Duca degli Abruzzi32,500101452/244/2/4/42 00
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)
533 mm Si 2700.8717.213,3665112 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SDT 7015.1 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 101,000 hp35 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Depth Charges Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Luigi di Savoia Duca Degli Abruzzi is a fairly unique light cruiser at Tier VII, owing mainly to her assortment of consumables, including Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.). In terms of firepower and overall play style she shares many similarities with her Tier VI Premium Italian cousin, Duca d'Aosta, so captains who are experienced in playing d'Aosta will feel right at home in Abruzzi.

For main battery firepower, Duca degli Abruzzi features ten 152mm guns arranged in two sets of triple turrets and two sets of double turrets super-firing over the triples. On paper, this appears to be a large number of guns; however, in battle captains will quickly discover that her rear turrets have abysmal firing angles towards the front, requiring her to show significant amounts of her profile in order to get all her guns on target. Abruzzi is best played as a "kiter", angling away from the enemy and moving parallel to them in order to minimize her profile and maximize her armor thickness and guns-on-target. The guns themselves are fairly average in terms of AP and HE damage, but like d'Aosta, they suffer from a low fire chance; captains may wish to take the Inertia Fuse for HE Shells skill to improve her damage output, as relying on fire damage is not a viable strategy.

Duca degli Abruzzi's maneuverability is excellent; a top speed of 35 knots allows her to get into and away from fights with relative ease, while a quick rudder shift time of 8.9 seconds allows her to wiggle out of the way of incoming fire. A turning radius of 680 meters leads to a decent ability to dodge torpedoes. Along with her maneuverability, Abruzzi’s concealment is very good as well. These two aspects of Abruzzi are her primary tools for staying alive in such a fragile ship. Captains should use her concealment and speed to get into good positions, and then kite the enemy from an unexpected direction, using her rudder shift to dodge incoming shells. If she is drawing too much attention to herself, she can fall back on her concealment and speed to get away, all while dropping her slow 12.0 km range torpedoes back at the advancing enemy.

Abruzzi’s mix of consumables — including Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) — allows her to function as a decent fleet support vessel, while the ability to heal allows her to recover some of her fighting ability after engagements. It should be noted however that her heal will not make up for poor positioning and poor angling in combat, nor will it save her from disappearing in a single, well-placed battleship salvo. Captains must be exceptionally cautious in Duca degli Abruzzi when under fire from enemy battleships, or they'll have a quick trip back to port.

Pros:

  • Can mount the Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) consumable, allowing captains to recover some lost hit points during battle.
  • Can mount Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) and Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) simultaneously. Captains are also provided with the option to mount the Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) consumable in place of Defensive Fire.
  • Her torpedoes have an impressive 12.0 km range, wide firing angles, and a short reload time.
  • Cannons, while lacking in penetrative ability, turn and reload relatively fast.
  • The ship’s high top speed of 35 knots helps her quickly escape unfavorable situations.
  • Her decent turn radius and rudder shift time allow her to dodge shells well enough.
  • Smaller surface detection range than many other cruisers at Tier VII.

Cons:

  • High explosive shell performance without Inertia Fuse for HE Shells is underwhelming.
  • Armor-piercing shells have the worst penetration values of all Tier VII cruisers, and are largely ineffective at long range.
  • Low fire chance of HE shells means that setting fires will be a rare occurrence.
  • Citadel sits high in the water, making her highly vulnerable to large caliber shells.
  • Even when using Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.), her anti-aircraft armament is underwhelming, especially when facing higher tier opponents.
  • Duca degli Abruzzi will struggle to perform well without a commander of at least 10 points.
  • Her torpedoes are somewhat slow at 51 knots.

Research

As a Premium ship, Duca degli Abruzzi has no upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Duca degli Abruzzi are as follows:

Also consider the Special Upgrades.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Duca degli Abruzzi can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

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

Signals

Duca degli Abruzzi should prioritize signals that boost the distinguishing features of the cruiser: Repair Party and speed. Further signals to boost fire chance and consumable cooldown are also helpful. Players seeking to min-max may also wish to mount signals for AA, torpedo flooding, ramming, and hydroacoustic search duration.

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

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Historical Info

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References



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