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Vittorio Cuniberti
Destroyer | Italy | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Luca Tarigo
Research price110000 exp
Purchase price9,000,000 Credits
Hit Points14,300 
Main Battery
120 mm/50 OTO Model 1931 on a Model 1931 mount3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed14 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time12.86 sec.
Firing Range7.82 km.
Maximum Dispersion79 m.
HE Shell120 mm proiettili HE 1926 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
HE Shell Weight23.15 kg.
Maximum SAP Shell Damage2,850 
Initial SAP Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.86 shots/min.
Reload Time70 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Si 270 M1 
Maximum Damage10,000 
Torpedo Speed56 knot
Torpedo Range10 km.
AA Defense
20 mm/65 Breda Model 1935 on a Model 1935 mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second13.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
37 mm/54 Breda Model 1939 on a Model RM1939 mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second17.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed39 knot
Turning Circle Radius650 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.5 sec.
Surface Detectability Range8.17 km.
Air Detectability Range3.19 km.
Battle Levels

Vittorio Cuniberti — Italian Tier VIII destroyer.

After the Maestrale-class destroyers entered service, the development of an improved design began. One of the variants featured a third 120 mm twin gun mount placed in a superfiring position on the ship's bow. The ship's displacement increased to about 2,000 tons. The project was considered too expensive compared to Oriani- and Soldati-class destroyers that were already under construction, so it was never implemented.

Vittorio Cuniberti was first available during Update 0.11.2. on 17th Mar 2022.


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
120 mm/50 OTO Model 1931 on a Model 1931 mount1012.9791,7007 0900,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Vittorio Cuniberti (A)14,30062034/22 01,350,000
Vittorio Cuniberti (B)16,70062034/22 33,0002,100,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
533 mm Si 270 M10.9707.210,0005610 0900,000
533 mm Si 270 M20.7907.210,0005612 22,0001,400,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
SDT 8 mod.10 0900,000
SDT 8 mod.20 22,0001,400,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 76,000 hp39 0900,000

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 Boost Modification 1
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
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
Depth Charges 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.

The Ship

Vittorio Cuniberti is a Tier VIII ship in the Italian destroyer line and continues the close quarters characteristics of Italian destroyers. She maintains nearly the same effective gun firepower as her predecessor and receives upgraded torpedo firepower both with improved firing angles.


Vittorio Cuniberti uses 120 mm/50 OTO Model 1931 guns which retain the same shell ballistics and characteristics as the Aviere and Luca Tarigo. Vittorio Cuniberti being a destroyer of the Italian line has access to both HE and SAP shells. SAP shells have higher alpha damage and can penetrate thicker plating than standard HE shells but cannot light fires and can ricochet at steep angles. Her HE and SAP shell damage is the same as her predecessor at 1700 with 7% fire chance and 2850 respectively. Her main battery has a 6 second reload. The average reload gives her HE shells below average damage per minute while her SAP shells have some of the highest damage per minute values of Tier VIII destroyers. Unlike her predecessors though, which maintained a sizeable lead in damage per minute over most of their contemporaries, Vittorio Cuniberti contends with far more destroyers that have similar gun fire power. Her firing arcs are better than Luca Tarigo and her rear turret can rotate 360 degrees which alleviates some of the issues with her contenders as she can easily keep most of her guns on target especially when facing forward. Like her predecessors she has the lowest firing range of any destroyer at her tier with 8.6 km using the SDT 8 mod.2 module.

The torpedoes on Vittorio Cuniberti are average in characteristics for the tier. Her base torpedoes are two triple torpedo launchers that are identical to Luca Targio. Her upgraded torpedoes are two quadruple launchers that have a base reload of 90 seconds. Her torpedoes are slow for Tier VIII at 56 knots but they have a 12km range which allows her to launch from safe distances outside of most radar ranges. The damage per hit for individual torpedoes is one of the lowest at the tier at 10000. The torpedoes are not as strong compared to the torpedoes of other destroyers at Tier VIII and are best used to catch enemy vessels off guard with the long range and quick reload.

Vittorio Cuniberti has access to standard Italian DD consumables Exhaust Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at full speed. and Emergency Engine PowerWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.. The Exhaust Smoke Generator allows her to sail at full speed during bloom time while remaining concealed however it has the lowest dispersion time in the game effectively making the end of the bloom time the end of the concealment time. Emergency Engine Power acts similarly to the normal Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. consumable found on many other destroyers however gives a much larger increase to speed for a much shorter period of time.These consumables couple make her useful as an ambush predator when engaging enemy destroyers or can be used as a quick means of disengaging from unfavorable engagements. Her base speed of 39 knots is above average for Tier VIII and when using Emergency Engine Power she can reach 50 knots, only slower than the French destroyers at Tier VIII. Her upgraded hull has average hit points for Tier VIII with average maneuverability. Her detectability is high with 8.4 km base concealment which is worse than most destroyers at Tier VIII.


Vittorio Cuniberti has access to both mid range and short range AA but lacks long range AA. The short ranged AA and mid ranged AA have below average values at 24.8 and 17.8 damage per second respectively. Her AA range is 3.5 km for the mid range and 2.0 km for the short range. It would be best for Vittorio Cuniberti to keep her AA turned off to reduce her detectability and only be used to defend herself when aircraft are close by.

Battle Performance

Vittorio Cuniberti serves the role of an ambush predator that can use her consumables to get out of trouble more easily than other destroyers. The limited range of her main armament encourages captains to take her into knife fight range to engage enemy vessels while using her high damage SAP shells and using either her Exhaust Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at full speed. or Emergency Engine PowerWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. to leave the area during disadvantageous situations.

Captains should use her as a mix of an opportunistic knife fighter when engaging enemy destroyers and a long range torpedo boat launching frequently at cruisers and battleships. She has good firing arcs for her main battery and her torpedo tubes giving her more flexibility when positioning for an engagement. The 360 degree rear turret makes chasing down low HP opponents with her strong engine boost a viable maneuver. Her smoke generator has a small number of charges that mostly limit it to being used as a defensive tool for escape.


  • High damage SAP shells with some of the highest damage at Tier VIII.
  • Good firing angles making the guns and torpedoes comfortable to use
  • 12 km torpedo range is on the higher side
  • Good base torpedo reload at 90 seconds
  • Access to Exhaust Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at full speed. that allow concealment at full speed
  • Emergency Engine PowerWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. provides a large boost to speed when needed


  • Poor damage per minute for HE shells
  • Tougher competition from other gun oriented destroyers at Tier VIII
  • Short uptimes on consumables leave frequent periods waiting for recharge
  • Torpedoes have low damage and flood chance
  • Completely lacks long range AAA.


Researchable upgrades for Vittorio Cuniberti:

  1. Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for improved survivability, AAA, and maneuverability. Research of this module unlocks progression to IX Adriatico.
  2. Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to SDT 8 mod.2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
  3. Torpedoes: Upgrade to Si 270 M2 for 2km longer range torpedoes at the cost of 20 seconds longer reload time.

Optimal Configuration

Vittorio Cuniberti should be tailored toward improving her firepower and maneuverability. Her torpedoes have more limited uses and should hold less priority than her guns.


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills

Vittorio Cuniberti uses a playstyle that is almost the same as the remainder of the destroyers in the Italian Tech Tree and will use a very similar build. Below is a recommended build for Vittorio Cuniberti and the Italian Tech Tree destroyers.


Vittorio Cuniberti equips the following consumables:


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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.11.0.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 252:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 269:
    • Stock main battery firing range increased from 6.5 to 8.2 km.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 4 to 4.5 s.
    • Base detectability range by sea increased from 8.22 to 8.42 km. Other detectability ranges increased accordingly.
  • DevBlog 275:
    • Exhaust Smoke Generator cooldown time decreased from 90 to 80 s.
  • DevBlog 288:
    • Stock main battery range decreased from 8.2 to 7.8 km.
    • Main battery range with the researchable module decreased from 9.0 to 8.6 km.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 4.5 to 5 s.
  • DevBlog 293:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 5 to 6 s.
    • Exhaust Smoke Generator consumable changed:
      • Number of charges decreased from 6 to 3 (ouch).
      • Cooldown time increased from 80 to 90 s.
      • Action time decreased from 40 to 25 s.
  • Update 0.11.2
    • Available from sequential bundle #7 of the Italian Destroyers event (for Italian tokens).
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 0.11.4.
  • Update 0.11.5:
    • The names of the anti-aircraft armaments were changed:
      • On Hull (B), 20 mm/70 Breda Model 1941 was changed to 20 mm/70 Scotti Model 1941.
      • On Hulls (A) and (B), 37 mm/54 Model 1939 was changed to 37 mm/54 Breda Model 1939.
  • Update 0.11.7:
    • Minor fixes to the model and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.10:
    • Minor fixes to the geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 12.5:
    • The Smoke Generator Modification 1 upgrade can now be mounted in slot 3.

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