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Kremlin
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Battleship | U.S.S.R. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Sovetsky Soyuz
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General
Research price255000 exp
Purchase price20,600,000 Credits
Hit Points108,300 
Main Battery
457 mm/48 B-45 on an SM-8 mount3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.82 shots/min.
Reload Time33 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range20.68 km.
Maximum Dispersion279 m.
HE Shell457 mm HE Model 1946 
Maximum HE Shell Damage6,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell45 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity800 m./s.
HE Shell Weight1373 kg.
AP Shell457 mm AP Model 1946 
Maximum AP Shell Damage14,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity800 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1373 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
130 mm/60 BL-1108 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE ShellHE-42 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
25 mm 4M-12018 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second151.2 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
45 mm SM-20-ZIF12 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second247.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
130 mm/60 BL-1108 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second174.4 
. . . Firing Range5.7 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed29.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius1 090 m.
Rudder Shift Time16.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range17.04 km.
Air Detectability Range13.92 km.
Battle Levels
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20,600,000

Kremlin — Soviet Tier X battleship.

A battleship project developed at the end of World War II (Project 24). She was the evolution of the Sovetsky Soyuz-class ships and was designed to counter American Iowa-class and Montana-class battleships.

Modules

link=Ship: 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)
457 mm/48 B-45 on an SM-8 mount1.8302796,5004514,500 02,000,000
link=Ship: 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)
Kremlin108,300195503818/8/120 03,500,000
link=Ship: Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
GFCS X mod. 1020.7 02,000,000
link=Ship: Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 280,000 hp29.5 01,500,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 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 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

As the peak of the Russian battleship line, Kremlin is a very durable battleship with noticeably worse-than-for-tier main battery dispersion at long ranges and better-than-for-tier main battery dispersion at close ranges. Much like her predecessors, players will find her accuracy much more favorable when closing in on the enemy.

While it seems natural that one should close the distance on the enemy to increase one's combat efficiency with this ship, the fact that all of the other same tier battleships have access to much longer ranges than Kremlin, including some cruisers such as Henri IV, makes forward advances difficult and risky. However, thanks to her unique Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.), this makes forward advances much easier than with her peer battleships. But players should also note that there is only a limited number of the consumable available - running out of the consumable too quickly greatly decreases her survivability for the remainder of the battle.

In addition to her good survivability, Kremlin's anti-aircraft suite and armor are among the best for Tier X battleships, rivaling that of Montana and Yamato respectively. Carriers will likely find that aerial attacks are not worthwhile.

Unfortunately, her weaknesses show in the form of her rather poor maneuverability, making requiring planning and good tactical positioning, as being caught broadside at close range could be very punishing.

To make matters worse, She lacks the ability to deal with destroyers in a manner similar to Grosser Kurfurst and Ohio, with an under-powered secondary battery of just 16 guns, compared to the 20 of Ohio's and the 24 of Kurfurst.

Though Kremlin seems to have much higher combat efficiency for closer ranges than her peer battleships, this makes her relatively less efficient in battles where long range engagements are more favorable, as somewhat commonly seen today. She is a relatively difficult to play ship, requiring much-needed planning and good understanding of tactical positioning.

Pros:

  • Highest hit point pool in the game
  • Very well armored
  • Short Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) cooldown
  • Extremely good dispersion at close to medium ranges, quick turret traverse, and good firing angles
  • She has 18 inch main battery guns, allowing her to overmatch 30 mm plating
  • Highest rating for AA defence in the game (99)
  • AA suite rivals that of some high tier light cruisers, if spec'd properly.
  • Good concealment at 13.4km, while the majority of her peers sit around 14km
  • Despite her large size, she sits very low in the water, meaning that while her citadel does extend above the waterline, it is very hard to penetrate at longer ranges, leading to an assortment of hit ribbons such as overpens, shatters, bounces, torpedo belt hits, and pens, but for lower caliber guns especially, no citadels. Higher caliber guns have a slightly higher, though still unreliable chance of citadelling it.
  • Massive AP Alpha strike of 130,500 damage
  • Good torpedo damage reduction of 46%, with only Alabama and Yamato having better
  • Excellent acceleration thanks to high engine power

Cons:

  • Short main battery firing range compared to other Tier X's and poor long range dispersion
  • Long main battery reload time of 33 seconds
  • Massive size. She is the Second largest battleship in game
  • Despite having a 60mm belt running the length of the bow, she lacks the full on 60mm bow of Grosser Kurfurst, which means that she can and will take penetrating hits from Yamato/Musashi, though those are unlikely to citadel her.
  • Large turning circle of 1,090 meters
  • Despite good armor, she has a large citadel
  • Lackluster secondaries, compared to Grosser Kurfurst, Yamato, and Ohio
  • Poor steering. in general, slow deceleration and slow response
  • Vulnerable to torpedo strikes because of her massive size

Research

Kremlin doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Kremlin are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Kremlin commanders include Expert Marksman, Superintendent, and Concealment Expert.

Consumables

Kremlin can equip the following consumables:

Players must be mindful that although the Damage Control team is quick to act, it can handle a limited number of incidents before becoming exhausted.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Kremlin with Type 20 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

As with most battleships, players should focus on utilizing signals that maximize their survivability such as India Delta, Juliet Yankee Bissowtwo, and India Yankee

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. Dry Dock: Kremlin - News - World of Warships
  2. Dry Dock: Battleship Kremlin - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
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