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Michelangelo
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Cruiser | Italy | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points66,100 
Main Battery
320 mm/44 Model 1934 on an OTO Model 1935 mount2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.5 shots/min.
Reload Time24 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range17.01 km.
Maximum Dispersion190 m.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AP Shell320 mm proiettili AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity830 m./s.
AP Shell Weight525 kg.
Maximum SAP Shell Damage10,250 
Initial SAP Shell Velocity830 m./s.
Secondary Armament #1
90 mm/50 Model 1939 on a twin mount10 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire14.29 shots/min.
Reload Time4.2 sec.
Secondary Armament #2
152 mm/55 Model 1934 on a Model 1935 mount3 х 4 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire6.25 shots/min.
Reload Time9.6 sec.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.5 shots/min.
Reload Time120 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Si 270 
Maximum Damage20,433 
Torpedo Speed72 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
90 mm/50 Model 1939 on a twin mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second135 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
37 mm/54 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second139.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/70 Scotti Model 1941 on a sextuple mount8 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second49.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33 knot
Turning Circle Radius830 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.54 km.
Air Detectability Range10.9 km.
Battle Levels
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Special

Michelangelo — Italian special premium Tier IX cruiser.

The Washington Naval Conference gave Italy the opportunity to build battleships from 1927. Several projects with a displacement of 18,000 to 35,000 tons were under development simultaneously; some of the projects relied on foreign designs—Hood, Nelson, and Dunkerque—but some were unique. The design proposed by Admiral de Feo featured a ship with eight 320 mm guns in quadruple-gun turrets placed close to the midship frames while the secondary battery mounts were moved toward the ship's fore and aft ends.

Michelangelo was first released on 06 December 2023, as the reward for completing all 32 stages of the Sestri Ponente Dockyard.

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)
320 mm/44 Model 1934 on an OTO Model 1935 mount2.5301909,700 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)
Michelangelo66,10016255210/38/12/102 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 2700.51207.220,433728 00
Fire Control System IDS_SHIP_PARAM_SUO_INCREASE_DIST
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SDT 9 mod.10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 200,000 hp33 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Magazine 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
Smoke Generator Modification 1
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5 
Torpedo Lookout System
Concealment System Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 2
Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6 
Main Battery Modification 3
Torpedo Tubes Modification 2
Gun Fire Control System Modification 2
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
Refer to the in-game Port screens for more useful data.

Michaelangelo excels in battles at close and medium ranges. She also possesses a highly effective combination of the Exhaust Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at full speed. and Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumables, each in a separate slot, which gives her an additional advantage over enemy ships. The Collective power of these consumables, combined with her powerful secondary armament, can prove especially deadly for destroyers and other cruisers.

When it comes close-quarter clashes, the high damage potential of her torpedoes can challenge even the fiercest battleships.

Pros:

  • Highly Efficient and Damaging Secondaries with SAP
  • Wide Angle Torpedo Tubes
  • Torpedoes have High Damage and Speed
  • Large HP Pool, Good Armor and Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. make for Good Survivability

Cons:

  • Limited Firing Angles
  • Torpedoes have short range and few each side
  • Average Speed for a Cruiser and Slower than her Italian Counterparts

Research

As a premium ship, Michelangelo has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Michelangelo equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Michelangelo comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 12.8.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 471:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 485:
    • Reload time of the 90 mm secondary guns increased from 3.2 s to 3.5 s.
    • Detectability range by sea increased from 12.8 km to 13.5 km.
      • Other detectability ranges were increased accordingly.
    • Changed the parameters of the "Exhaust Smoke Generator" consumable:
      • Action time reduced from 45 s to 40 s.
      • Cooldown increased from 120 s to 150 s.
  • DevBlog 488:
    • 90 mm Secondary guns reload time increased from 3.5 to 4.2 s.
    • 152 mm Secondary guns reload time increased from 8 to 9.6 s.
    • Hydroacoustic Search consumable parameters were changed:
      • Action time reduced from 120 to 100 s.
      • Range of assured acquisition of ships reduced from 6 to 5 km.
      • Range of assured acquisition of torpedoes reduced from 4 to 3.5 km.
  • DevBlog 495:
    • Secondary battery parameters were changed:
      • Maximum SAP shell damage of 90 mm guns reduced from 2,000 to 1,900.
      • Maximum SAP shell damage of 152 mm guns reduced from 3,850 to 3,650.
      • Splash damage against submarines for both types of secondary guns is reduced by 40%.
  • Update 12.11:
    • Added as the reward for completing all 32 stages of Sestri Ponente Dockyard, during Update 12.11, 13.0 and 13.1.
    • The War Paint permanent camouflage was added.

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