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Riga
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Cruiser | U.S.S.R. | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
Tallinn
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Petropavlovsk
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General
Research price165000 exp
Purchase price13,800,000 Credits
Hit Points47,300 
Main Battery
220 mm/60 on an SM-7 mount3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.29 shots/min.
Reload Time14 sec.
Rotation Speed5.5 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time32.73 sec.
Firing Range16.37 km.
Maximum Dispersion186 m.
HE Shell220 mm HE Model 1943 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,050 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell14 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity965 m./s.
HE Shell Weight170 kg.
AP Shell220 mm AP Model 1943 
Maximum AP Shell Damage5,750 
Initial AP Shell Velocity965 m./s.
AP Shell Weight170 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/56 on a B-54 mount2 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire16 shots/min.
Reload Time3.75 sec.
HE ShellHE-56 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
130 mm/55 on a B-2-U mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE ShellHE-46 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
100 mm/56 on a B-54 mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second19.8 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
130 mm/55 on a B-2-U mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second49.2 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
37 mm 70-K mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second45.6 
. . . Firing Range3.21 km.
37 mm 46-K mount6 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second73.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius920 m.
Rudder Shift Time16.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.34 km.
Air Detectability Range8.62 km.
Battle Levels
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IX
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13,800,000

Riga — Soviet Tier IX cruiser.

One of the early heavy cruiser design variants of Project 82. She was equipped with 220 mm guns that gave the Soviet ship superiority over her foreign heavy cruiser counterparts, which were armed with 203 mm artillery.

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)
220 mm/60 on an SM-7 mount4.332.731863,050145,750 01,000,000
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)
Riga (A)47,3001626034/22/8/4/6 01,300,000
Riga (B)50,500162603612/6/6 42,0003,000,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
GFCS IX mod. 1016.4 01,000,000
GFCS IX mod. 21018 24,5002,000,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 165,000 hp33.5 01,000,000

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 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Surveillance Radar 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 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 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • Best AP shell penetration and flight time among all Tier 9 techtree cruisers
  • Very high shell velocity and flat shell arcs
  • Tough armor profile for a cruiser, with thick deck and upper belt armor and "icebreaker" bow
  • Largest hitpoint pool of all Tier 9 techtree cruisers
  • Gains improved dispersion at mid-short range
  • Access to the Surveillance RadarWhile active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumable
  • Good concealment with all available improvements

Cons:

  • Disappointing HE damage output and fire chance
  • Slow main battery reload speed for a cruiser
  • Poor accuracy at long range
  • Slow main battery traverse speed
  • Huge turn radius and slow rudder shift time
  • Vulnerable citadel rises above the waterline
  • Poor firing angles
  • Surveillance RadarWhile active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain. only lasts for 15 seconds

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Riga are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Riga can equip the following consumables:

Historical Gallery

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.2.
  • Update 0.9.4:
    • Available for Soviet tokens in the Armory.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 0.9.6.
  • Update 0.9.6.1:
    • Fixed the incorrect research cost for Hull B.
  • Update 0.9.8:
    • Fixed a bug that sometimes allowed the camera to move inside the hull.
  • Update 0.9.9:
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 15.0 to 14.5 s.
    • Detectability from ships increased from 14.74 to 15.04 km. Other types of visibility are increased accordingly.
  • Update 0.9.10:
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 14.5 s to 14.0 s.
    • Detectability from ships increased from 15.04 to 15.34 km. Other types of visibility are increased accordingly.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 6.95 km.

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