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Kotovsky
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Cruiser | U.S.S.R. | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Svietlana
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Budyonny
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,280,000 Credits
Hit Points22,700 
Main Battery
152 mm/52 B-31 on an MK-2 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time10 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range14.32 km.
Maximum Dispersion141 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE B-30 Model 1931 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,150 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity880 m./s.
HE Shell Weight51.5 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP B-30 Model 1931 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,150 
Initial AP Shell Velocity880 m./s.
AP Shell Weight51.5 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/56 Model 1940 on a B-34 mount6 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.3 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE ShellHE-56 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Triple 39-U2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.86 shots/min.
Reload Time70 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo53-36 mod. 1 
Maximum Damage14,400 
Torpedo Speed64 knot
Torpedo Range4.02 km.
AA Defense
100 mm/56 Model 1940 on a B-34 mount6 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
45 mm 21-K mount6 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
12.7 mm DShK4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second14.4 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius850 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.98 km.
Air Detectability Range6.38 km.
Battle Levels
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1,280,000

Kotovsky — Soviet Tier V cruiser.

One of the first projects of a Soviet light cruiser armed with 152 mm guns. It was a conceptual step forward in comparison to the Svietlana-class ships in terms of her speed, gunfire control system, the arrangement of her main battery artillery, and the strength of her AA defenses.

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/52 B-31 on an MK-2 mount622.51412,15083,150 0100,000
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)
Kotovsky (A)22,7006150466/4/620 0150,000
Kotovsky (B)25,7006150466/420 6,200400,000
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)
53-36 mod. 10.9707.214,400644 0100,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
GFCS V mod. 1014.3 0100,000
GFCS V mod. 21015.8 2,500280,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 120,000 hp35.5 0100,000

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 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

Player Opinion

Performance

If you are coming from Svietlana at Tier 4, then Kotovsky is going to have a bit of a learning curve in a few regards. While the ship introduces a centerline main battery layout common to the rest of the Russian cruiser branch, it also introduces the "glass cannon" low survivability of many of the Russian light cruisers and says goodbye to a one-tier "protected" matchmaking spread. The armor on Kotovsky is even worse than that of Kirov, the ship she replaces on the tech tree, with the citadel belt being only 35mm thick as opposed to 50mm on the latter and 75mm on the Svietlana. All is not doom and gloom however, as Kotovsky does have redeeming qualities which include rather high speed and good ballistics common among the Russian cruisers along with decent concealment relative to firing range. Captains new to the ship must utilize these key features to keep distance from the enemy, avoid prolonged exposure to return fire, and maximize mid to late-match combat viability.

At the end of the day, Kotovsky still makes some debilitating tradeoffs from Kirov for some very modest gains, in some regards, so it may not be worthwhile to obtain this ship if you own the latter. For some who owned Kirov prior to the 9.5 update, there may be a bit of a debate in regards to acquiring Budyonny. If you are finance-conscious or saving up for something else then re-grinding Tiers 4 & 5 to save Free XP and doubloons/real money is the better option, otherwise paying your way through to Tier VI with Free XP saves time. In either case only you, the player, can make such judgements.

Pros:

  • 10-second main battery reload is nothing to write home about, but is superior to French and Italian 152mm guns at Tier V.
  • Fairly good main battery traverse speed.
  • Better concealment and slightly better maneuverability than her predecessor, Kirov.
  • AA bubble extends out to 4km compared to Kirov's 3.5km and does more continuous damage when upgraded to B-hull.

Cons:

  • Hilariously poor armor. The citadel belt is only 35mm thick, worse than Tier IV predecessor Svietlana, and rises above the waterline.
  • 500 fewer hit points than Kirov in top configuration without captain skills.
  • Low HE fire chance of only 8% is tied with Konigsberg and exacerbated by a slower main battery reload.
  • Torpedoes are typical of mid-tier Russian boats...fast and devastating with suicidally short range.

Research

Given the vulnerability of Kotovsky to incoming enemy salvoes, researching and equipping the upgraded Gunfire Control System should be your first order of business. This will yield a 3.8km difference in firing and detection ranges assuming no camo is equipped and the Concealment Expert commander skill is not taken.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Kotovsky are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Kotovsky can equip the following consumables:

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