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Asturias
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Cruiser | Spain | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
Baleares
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Cataluña
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General
Research price72000 exp
Purchase price5,700,000 Credits
Hit Points37,200 
Main Battery
203 mm/53 Model 1927 on a Model 1927 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.62 shots/min.
Reload Time13 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range14.3 km.
Maximum Dispersion131 m.
HE Shell203 mm proiettili HE 1927 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,850 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell15 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
HE Shell Weight125.3 kg.
AP Shell203 mm proiettili AP 1927 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,800 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight125.3 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/31 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fire17.91 shots/min.
Reload Time3.35 sec.
HE Shell105 mm Spr.Gr. Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.57 shots/min.
Reload Time106 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Si 270 ES 
Maximum Damage15,867 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/31 mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second66.4 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
20 mm/65 C/38 on an L/30 single mount4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
37 mm/83 SK C/30 on a Dopp LC/30 mount8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius860 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.8 km.
Air Detectability Range8.9 km.
Battle Levels
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VII
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5,700,000

Asturias — Spanish Tier VII cruiser.

Ties between the Fascist regime in Italy and the Francoists strengthened after the latter claimed victory in the Spanish Civil War. These ties also manifested themselves in the field of naval construction: Spain planned to get to grips with the latest achievements in Italian shipbuilding in an effort to strengthen its fleet. Italian company Ansaldo furnished Spain with three projects for a heavy cruiser that differed from each other in the composition of their armament. One of the options included four 203 mm twin-gun mounts.

Asturias was first released for Early Access on 19 July 2023.

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)
203 mm/53 Model 1927 on a Model 1927 mount4.625.71312,850154,800 0570,000
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)
Asturias (A)37,20013150444/8/42 0855,000
Asturias (B)39,6001315044122 24,0001,500,000
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 270 ES0.61067.215,866618 0570,000
Fire Control System IDS_SHIP_PARAM_SUO_INCREASE_DIST
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SCI Mk VII Mod. 10 0570,000
SCI Mk VII Mod. 20 16,0001,000,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 160,000 hp35 0570,000

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
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

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".

Combat Capability - Alternative Firing Modes

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Asturias can alternate between a regular firing mode and a Burst Fire firing mode. Firing the guns with the alternative firing mode enabled will fire 2 salvos in quick succession. This firing mode takes much longer to reload.

Requirements:

Burst fire can be toggled on and off at will.

Effects:

  • Reload time: 32 seconds
  • Interval between individual shots: 2 seconds
  • Number of bursts in a series: 2



At Tier VII, Asturias introduces players to the defining feature of the Spanish cruiser line — Burst Fire — while continuing the familiar long-range playstyle of the line.

Hull

A typical cruiser, Asturias cannot boast of having strong armor. Her 150 mm main belt will protect her against destroyer and light cruiser caliber AP shells at range, but any larger caliber AP shells will be able to easily go through it. Her 16 mm bow and stern plating is overmatched by any battleship-caliber gun she can encounter within her tier spread. Her abysmal torpedo protection of 4% will do next to nothing against torpedoes. Her HP pool, however, is one of the highest in her tier, at 39,600. Regardless, as with most cruisers at her tier, Asturias’s best defense is to not get hit as much as possible.

Asturias’s maneuverability is average overall. She can attain a high speed of 35 knots, but her rudder shift of 10.2 s and turning circle of 860 meters means it takes time for her to change course. Her concealment is high, only reaching 12.4 km when fully specced for stealth. Captains should take care when choosing their engagements as Asturias will be unable to disengage from them quickly.

Armament

Asturias’s main armament comprises four twin 203 mm guns, in a standard AB-XY layout. Her AP shells feature good penetration and damage capabilities, making them effective against most cruisers and against the upper belts of battleships. Her HE shells are standard for her caliber. Her 13-second reload, which is on the longer end, leads to average damage output overall. Her range of 15.7 km is average for her tier, allowing her to engage enemy ships at a reasonable distance. Her guns have improved ballistics, making it easier to land shells on enemy ships. Asturias’s gun handling is decent, with a gun traverse speed of 7° per second, as well as good firing angles, allowing captains to minimize their exposure to enemy ships.

Asturias also has access to the Burst Fire combat capability. The alternative firing mode allows her to fire two salvos in 2 seconds, but afterwards, she will undergo a long reload of 32 seconds. Her Burst Fire will be useful in dealing quick damage to enemies, especially against those who are broadside to her. Another common tactic is for one to Burst Fire before an enemy ship exits their maximum firing range, in order to deal last-minute damage.

Asturias has two quadruple torpedo tubes with fairly standard torpedo characteristics. While they have a short range of 8 km, their damage is respectable at 15,867. They also have a modest speed of 61 knots. Her torpedoes additionally have a decent reload of 106 s. In most scenarios, her torpedoes will serve as a self-defense weapon, or when captains are forced into close range combat.

Asturias’s AA defenses are mediocre. While her long range AA reaches out to a respectable 5.2 km combined with decent DPS, her medium and short range DPS is underwhelming. captains looking to repel enemy planes should seek the assistance of allied ships.

Asturias carries standard Depth Charge Airstrikes for a Tier VII cruiser. She has access to two charges of the armament with a 6 km range and a 30 second reload. Each charge has one aircraft armed with one bomb dealing up to 3,400 damage. Captains should make active use of this armament whenever there are signs of a submarine's presence nearby, such as fuel spills and sonar pings.

Consumables

Asturias carries a plentiful amount of consumables. In addition to her standard Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration., she is one of the few Tier VII cruisers with access to Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.. This gives her more longevity in battle, allowing her to have more impact in the late game. She also carries a choice between Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. and Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased., with the former being preferred given her underwhelming AA defenses. Finally, she has a choice between Spotting AircraftWhile active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range. and Catapult FighterWhile active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.. Captains should opt to use the Spotter, as it allows Asturias to extend her range and thus keep her opponents at an arm’s length.

Gameplay

Asturias plays like a classic long-range cruiser. Using her range, captains should engage enemy ships at a distance. As both her AP and HE shells are quite good, captains should use both at the appropriate situation. Her Burst Fire will prove useful in punishing targets who overextend, or quickly dealing damage before disengaging. Her poor concealment and armor, however, mean she cannot get away with everything.

While Asturias doesn’t invent a new playstyle, her capabilities will be appreciated by captains. Her unique characteristics — namely her Burst Fire — provide new opportunities for one to use to succeed in battle.

Pros:

  • Guns have flat ballistics
  • AP shells have good armor penetration and damage
  • Access to Burst Fire, allowing her to deal damage in quick succession
  • Torpedoes have a fast reload
  • Great maximum speed
  • Access to Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.

Cons:

  • Poor armor
  • Burst Fire has a long cooldown
  • Long rudder shift time and large turning circle
  • Short ranged torpedoes
  • Below-average AA
  • Poor concealment

Research

Researchable upgrades for Asturias:

  1. Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for improved survivability, maneuverability and AA. Research of this module unlocks progression to Cataluña.
  2. Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to SCI Mk VII Mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Asturias equips the following consumables:

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 12.4.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 437:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 446:
    • The burst fire bonuses to AP shell penetration and damage have been removed.
    • Burst fire cooldown time reduced from 45 to 27 s.
  • DevBlog 450:
    • Time interval between burst fire salvoes increased from 1.2 to 2 s.
    • Burst fire reload time increased from 27 to 28 s.
  • DevBlog 452:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 12 to 13 s.
    • Burst Fire reload time increased from 28 to 32 s.
  • DevBlog 459:
    • Number of Repair Party charges has been reduced from 3 to 2.
  • Update 12.6:
    • Available from sequential bundle #4 of the Spanish Cruisers event (for Gold Spanish Tokens).
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 12.8.

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