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Pyotr Velikiy
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Battleship | U.S.S.R. | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Gangut
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Izmail
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General
Research price13000 exp
Purchase price1,600,000 Credits
Hit Points47,200 
Main Battery
356 mm/52 Model 1913 in a turret4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.82 shots/min.
Reload Time33 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range14.55 km.
Maximum Dispersion223 m.
HE Shell356 mm HE Model 1913 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell38 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity731.5 m./s.
HE Shell Weight747.8 kg.
AP Shell356 mm AP Model 1911 
Maximum AP Shell Damage10,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity823 m./s.
AP Shell Weight747.8 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
130 mm/55 Model 191316 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell130 mm HE Model 1911 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity823 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
76.2 mm Lender gun16 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed26.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius800 m.
Rudder Shift Time16.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.68 km.
Air Detectability Range9.19 km.
Battle Levels
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Pyotr Velikiy — Soviet Tier V battleship.

One of the variants of the "armored cruiser for the Baltic Sea" project, armed with 356 mm guns (Project 707). She was notable for her high speed and her main battery turrets, two facing forward and two aft, that were positioned along her centerline, with one turret at each end in a super-firing position.

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)
356 mm/52 Model 1913 in a turret1.8452235,2003810,500 0178,000
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)
Pyotr Velikiy (A)47,20013305416160 0190,000
Pyotr Velikiy (B)51,100133054418/4/140 5,000550,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
GFCS V mod. 1014.6 064,000
GFCS V mod. 21016 3,600340,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 60,000 hp26.5 084,000

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 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Pyotr Velikiy represents a major shift in the Russian Battleship tech tree, from the slower moving dreadnought-style warships of Knyaz Suvorov and Gangut, to a "semi - battlecruiser" style of game play. Commanders who have taken the helm of battleships such as Kongo will find her to be quite similar and comfortable to play in. Indeed, she has a striking resemblance to the Japanese battlecruiser, including her layout of eight 14-inch guns in four dual-mount turrets, poor handling characteristics, and excellent armor when angled or bow on. However, that is where the similarities end. Pyotr Velikiy excels at medium to short range combat, as is dictated by her rather short main battery firing range of just 16 kilometers when fully upgraded. Her accuracy becomes more lethal the closer she gets, while her slightly slower than average shell speed means that she won't over penetrate on most cruisers at this tier. Unfortunately, this does not set her up as a brawler. Her 33 second reload is behind most Battleships at her tier by a good 3 to 5 seconds, and gives up 7 seconds to the German König (though her guns are larger). Also, she suffers from exceptionally poor handling characteristics, compounding upon the issue of her above water citadel, which can easily be punished if she shows broadside.

Overall, Pyotr Velikiy brings a slightly different taste to the typical battleship flavor at her tier, mixing both aspects of battlecruisers and traditional battleships, with a slight hint of cruiser in the middle. Treat her as such, and she will reward you handsomely.

Pros:

  • Great armor when angled, with great bow tanking potential.
  • Good accuracy at closer ranges. Turrets also have good firing angles for her tier.
  • Good top speed, for a Tier V battleship.
  • Somewhat fast turret traverse of just 45 seconds
  • The Fast Damage Control Team (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) has fast reload.

Cons:

  • Citadel is high and exposed on the top deck in the rear, making her very vulnerable to AP bombs. Torpedoes that hit the middle of the ship have a very good chance of knocking out her engine.
  • Armor, when completely broadside, stops working. Making citadel hits very likely.
  • long main battery reload time
  • Her high speed is mostly due to high length to beam ratio, not from engine power, which makes the ship lose a lot of speed when turning.
  • The Fast Damage Control Team (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) has limited number (4) of uses.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Pyotr Velikiy is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for ? XP. Research of this module unlocks progression to VI Izmail.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to GFCS V mod.2 (3600 XP) for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Pyotr Velikiy are as follows:

Since it's not wise to get close enough to make a Secondaries Mod worthwhile, and AA is not strong enough to make an AA Mod of much use, the only real alternative is Main Battery Modification 2 (Increases the traverse speed of the main turrets: +15% to main battery traverse speed.). The turrets traverse painfully slowly, but making a slow reload even slower may not be a beneficial trade off.

Commander Skills

The prevention of fire is very important due to the limited number of damge control team responses.

Consumables

Pyotr Velikiy equips the following consumables:

The captain must keep in mind that while his damage control team is quite good, it can respond to a limited number of incidents before becoming exhausted.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits Credits or the outstanding Type 59 for  Doubloons; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

There is no standard permanent camouflage available for this ship.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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