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Cruiser | U.S.S.R. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Research price110000 exp
Purchase price8,900,000 Credits
Hit Points39,000 
Main Battery
180 mm/57 Model 1932 on an MK-3-180 mount4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.8 shots/min.
Reload Time12.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range16.06 km.
Maximum Dispersion182 m.
HE ShellHE-33 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell11 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity920 m./s.
HE Shell Weight109.2 kg.
AP ShellAP-33 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,650 
Initial AP Shell Velocity920 m./s.
AP Shell Weight114.66 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/70 on an SM-5-1s mount6 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.6 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE ShellHE-55 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity1000 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm PTA-53-302 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.46 shots/min.
Reload Time131 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Maximum Damage17,933 
Torpedo Speed65 knot
Torpedo Range4.02 km.
AA Defense
100 mm/70 on an SM-5-1s mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second117 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
45 mm SM-16 mount8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second90.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed33.1 knot
Turning Circle Radius900 m.
Rudder Shift Time15.3 sec.
Surface Detectability Range14.1 km.
Air Detectability Range8.91 km.
Battle Levels

Tallinn — Soviet Tier VIII cruiser.

Before the Great Patriotic War started, the Soviet Navy's authorities took measures to strengthen their fleet. Unfinished heavy cruiser Lützow was purchased from Germany in 1940 and renamed Petropavlovsk. The ship, which was in a state of 70% completion, participated in the Siege of Leningrad. She was renamed Tallinn, and it was planned to complete her after the war, adding mechanisms from cruiser Seydlitz and 180 mm guns, but those plans never came to fruition.


Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
180° Turn Time
Maximum Dispersion
Maximum HE Shell Damage
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
Maximum AP Shell Damage
Research price
Purchase price
180 mm/57 Model 1932 on an MK-3-180 mount4.822.51822,500114,650 0600,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Tallinn (A)39,00013150468/62 0900,000
Tallinn (B)45,00013150468/62 29,0002,100,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
53-38U0.51317.217,933654 0600,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
GFCS VIII mod. 10 0600,000
GFCS VIII mod. 20 16,0001,250,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 132,000 hp33.1 0600,000

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
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
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

Player Opinion


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

Tallinn is the Tier VIII of the Soviet heavy cruiser tech tree. She is the start of a shift in the Soviet heavy cruiser characteristics, featuring larger guns and a stronger armor scheme, as well as a unique dispersion curve.


Tallinn carries twelve 180 mm guns housed in four triple turrets. These guns have a good range of 17.7 km and a 12.5-second base reload. Her turrets have a slow 180-degree turn time of 22.5 seconds.

Her AP shells have a decent alpha strike of 4,650, with flat ballistics.The AP shells have a shorter fuse time, high penetration, and slightly improved bounce angles, allowing her to citadel targets at longer range. Her HE shells have 30 mm penetration and an 11% fire chance. These shells have low alpha damage of 2,500.

Tallinn carries 10 torpedoes housed in two quintuple launchers. Her torpedoes are identical to Chapayev’s, with a high alpha damage of 17,933, 4 km range, a 74-second reload time, and fast 65-knot- speed. Due to their very low range, these torpedoes are only used for self defense against rushing targets, at close range.


Tallinn has a good health pool of 45,000 and a base speed of 33.1 knots. Her maneuverability is poor, with a slow 10.9-second rudder shift and a large 900-meter turning radius. With her poor maneuverability and large size, she is an easy target to hit, and is susceptible to torpedoes if not careful. Her minimum concealment of 11.4 km is lower than her radar range, and allows her to spot any ship that detects her

Tallinn’s armor scheme is very similar to that of Mainz. Her armor scheme is improved over Shchors, with the addition of a 40 mm icebreaker bow armor and 27 mm deck armor. Tallinn’s citadel sits fairly low and has a turtleback to protect her at closer ranges. However, her upper bow and stern plating as well as her side plating are only 25 mm thick, which is overmatched by almost all Tier VIII battleship AP shells.


Tallinn has the option to choose between Hydroacoustic Search and Defensive AA Fire consumables in the same slot. Both consumable choices are standard for Tier VIII cruisers.

Tallinn has access to the Surveillance Radar consumable. Like the other high-tier Soviet tech tree Heavy Cruisers, her radar has a long range of 12 km but a short duration of 15 seconds. The short duration can be useful to briefly find positions of destroyers, but is only long enough to allow her to shoot them more than once or twice.


Tallinn’s AA DPS is relatively poor. Her long-range AA DPS is low at 147, and she has a low flak count of 6. Her mid-range DPS of 287 can shoot down some planes, but cannot stop strikes entirely. Due to her aggressive positioning playstyle and poor maneuverability, Tallinn is vulnerable to many carriers. Grouping with allied ships to overlap anti-aircraft auras is recommended in games with carriers.

Battle Performance:

Tallinn is a cruiser that awards aggressive play at mid range. This can be achieved by playing on flanks and creating crossfire angles on enemy ships. She is best played in the open water, utilizing islands and her concealment to remain undetected. With her high-penetration AP shells and their flat ballistics, players can catch broadside targets and punish enemy positional mistakes. With the proper positioning and usage of her Hydroacoustic Search and Surveillance Radar, Tallinn can also assist with chasing off or crippling enemy destroyers.

When forced to kite away, Tallinn is much weaker as a ship. Her bad HE DPM means she cannot reliably deal with battleships and cruisers that heavily angle towards her. Her relatively poor armor and lack of Repair Party means she is easily damaged by enemy battleships and cruisers, and will die quickly when focused out. When kiting, it is recommended to kite away from your team to create crossfires, while utilizing her high-velocity AP shells on broadsides.


  • Good HP pool
  • Icebreaker bow
  • 27 mm deck
  • Turtleback armor
  • High AP penetration
  • Slightly improved ricochet angles
  • Good shell velocity
  • Torpedoes with high damage and speed
  • Access to 12 km Surveillance RadarWhile active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain.


  • Large target
  • 25 mm side plating
  • Poor HE damage output
  • Torpedoes only have 4 km range
  • Low flak count
  • Massive turning radius and slow rudder shift
  • Surveillance Radar has a very short duration
  • Does not have Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Tallinn are as follows:

Commander Skills


Tallinn can equip the following consumables:


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


Historical Gallery


  1. German cruiser Lützow (1939) - Wikipedia
  2. Admiral Hipper-class cruiser - Wikipedia

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.2.

Testing Changes

  • Feb 10, 2020:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • Mar 6, 2020:
    • Surveillance Radar consumable action time decreased from 20 to 10 s.
    • Detectability range by ships increased from 12.24 to 14.04 km. Other detectability ranges increased accordingly.
  • Mar 20, 2020:
    • AP shell ricochet check angle decreased from 55 to 50 degrees.
    • Surveillance Radar consumable action time increased from 10 to 15 s.
  • Update 0.9.4:
    • Available for Soviet tokens in the Armory.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 0.9.6.
    • Fixed geometry and textures.
  • Update 0.9.10:
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 13.5 to 13.0 s.
    • Detectability range by ships increased from 14.24 to 14.54 km. Other detectability ranges increased accordingly.
  • Update 0.9.12:
    • Armor penetration of shells was increased by about 12.5%.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 6.6 km.
  • Update 0.10.11:
    • Minimum main battery dispersion decreased, raised accuracy by approximately 10%.
  • Update 0.11.4:
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 13 to 12.5 s.
  • Update 13.1:
    • Changed the recommended Commander skills for the ship to reflect the gameplay more accurately.

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