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?The ship was developed from the ''[[Chapayev]]'' class. She received stronger armament and a more powerful propulsion (Project 65). ''Dmitri Donskoi'' surpassed her prototype in all major characteristics: dimensions, speed, artillery power, AA capabilities, and torpedo armament.+The ship was developed from the ''[[Chapayev]]'' class. She received stronger armament and a more powerful propulsion (Project 65). ''Dmitri Donskoi'' surpassed her prototype in all major characteristics: dimensions, speed, artillery power, AA capabilities, and torpedo armament. <br><br>{{Model3DViewer|683072777fb54af6ae4d164ef85840e3}}
  
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?A reliable cruiser in skilled hands, the Dmitri Donskoi, named after hero Dmitri Donskoi (translation: Dmitri of the Don) or "Dima" can be said as the analogous counterpart for the US cruiser of the same tier the Baltimore, albeit having different values than her US counterpart. If anything, the cruiser has a surprising AA suite aboard as well as trading gun caliber from the standard 8 inch guns normally seen on heavy cruisers to the 7.1 inch guns that was mounted on the Kirov at first.+A reliable cruiser in skilled hands, ''Dmitri Donskoi'' — named after hero Dmitri Donskoi (translation: Dmitri of the Don) can be said as the analogous counterpart for the US cruiser of the same tier, the Buffalo, albeit having different values than her US counterpart. If anything, the cruiser has a surprising AA suite aboard, as well as trading gun caliber from the standard 8 inch guns normally seen on heavy cruisers, to the 7.1 inch guns first seen on Kirov.
  
 As an "escort cruiser", she is ideal for screening the carriers and battleships from aerial assaults as well as providing a second line of fire within the battle line as her range can permit her to do so. However despite her potency and effectiveness, be constantly vigilant and mobile as the ship absolutely can '''''NOT''''' survive a beating nor can she hide if concentrated upon. Work as a support cruiser and escort cruiser and you will see surprising results. As an "escort cruiser", she is ideal for screening the carriers and battleships from aerial assaults as well as providing a second line of fire within the battle line as her range can permit her to do so. However despite her potency and effectiveness, be constantly vigilant and mobile as the ship absolutely can '''''NOT''''' survive a beating nor can she hide if concentrated upon. Work as a support cruiser and escort cruiser and you will see surprising results.
  
 Alternatively, the ship's high speed, good citadel protection, and a full suite of consumables allow her to charge down a weakly defended flank without needing much help. Her great AP shells make her especially dangerous if allowed to get access to enemies' broadsides. However as noted, this ship cannot endure focused fire, so always plan a route to disengage with speed in case the enemy decides to focus you. Alternatively, the ship's high speed, good citadel protection, and a full suite of consumables allow her to charge down a weakly defended flank without needing much help. Her great AP shells make her especially dangerous if allowed to get access to enemies' broadsides. However as noted, this ship cannot endure focused fire, so always plan a route to disengage with speed in case the enemy decides to focus you.
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?Acquire hull B for improved survivability and manoeuvrability. Follow that up with GFCS, then finally hull C for the extra AA. 
  
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? +* Twelve 7.1-inch (180 mm) guns with excellent shell speed, penetration, and range.
?* 12 surprisingly great 7.1 (180 mm) inch guns with excellent shell speed, penetration, and range+* Good firing angles when kiting with great turret traverse speed.
?* Good firing angles when kiting with great turret traverse speed+* Very fast despite her appearance, which often tricks enemies to take insufficient lead, causing their shells to miss.
?* Very fast despite her appearance, which often tricks enemies to take insufficient lead, causing their shells to miss+* Powerful AA suite.
?* Powerful AA suite+* Good turning circle with decent rudder shift.
?* Good turning circle with decent rudder shift+* Best citadel protection among all Russian cruisers with 3 layers of armor, adding up to 190mm, but still vulnerable to citadel hits when angled.
?* Best citadel protection among all Russian cruisers with 3 layers of armour, adding up to 190mm, making it near impossible to citadel when angled+* Heavy-punching torpedoes for use in close quarters with good firing angles.
?* Heavy-punching torpedoes for use in close quarters with good firing angles+* Long range Russian radar that nearly matches its concealment range.
?* Long range Russian radar that nearly matches its concealment range+
  
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 +* High detection range for a cruiser; it is equivalent to a battleship.
 +* Relatively low fire chance for the gun caliber, especially after taking the [[Ship:Commander#Inertia Fuse for HE Shells|Inertia Fuse for High Explosive]] skill.
 +* Poor firing angles when pushing towards a target.
 +* Ship is quite large for its tier and class, which means she is likely to take more shell hits and more likely to eat torpedoes.
 +* The citadel rises above water, so this ship will take citadel hits, even when angled.
 +* The ship, despite having great sustainability, cannot take concentrated fire.
  
?* High detection range for a cruiser; it is equivalent to a battleship+|Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below -->
?* Relatively low fire chance for the gun caliber, especially after taking the [[Ship:Commander#Inertia Fuse for HE Shells|Inertia Fuse for High Explosive]] skill+Availability of researchable upgrades for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is as follows:
?* Poor firing angles when pushing towards a target+* '''Hull:''' Upgrade to Hull (B) for more hit points, better AA and faster rudder shift time. Research of this module unlocks progression to [[Moskva]].
?* Ship is quite large for its tier and class, which means she is likely to take more shell hits and more likely to eat torpedoes+* '''Gun Fire Control System:''' Upgrade to GFCS IX mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
?* Despite having good citadel armour, the citadel still rises above water, so this ship will take citadel hits without proper angling+
?* The ship, despite having great sustainability, cannot take concentrated fire+
  
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 * '''Slot 1''': {{Main Armaments Modification 1}} * '''Slot 1''': {{Main Armaments Modification 1}}
 * '''Slot 2''': {{Damage Control System Modification 1}}<nowiki>*</nowiki> * '''Slot 2''': {{Damage Control System Modification 1}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
?* '''Slot 3''': {{AA Guns Modification 2}}+* '''Slot 3''': {{Aiming Systems Modification 1}}
 * '''Slot 4''': {{Steering Gears Modification 2}}<nowiki>*</nowiki> * '''Slot 4''': {{Steering Gears Modification 2}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
 * '''Slot 5''': {{Concealment System Modification 1}} * '''Slot 5''': {{Concealment System Modification 1}}
?* '''Slot 6''': {{Main Battery Modification 3}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>+* '''Slot 6''': {{Gun Fire Control System Modification 2}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
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 Captains with access to {{Surveillance Radar Modification 1}} are strongly encouraged to equip it in '''Slot 2'''. This will increase the radar duration from 20 seconds to 28 seconds, which will allow the player to squeeze in an extra salvo during the duration of the radar. Captains with access to {{Surveillance Radar Modification 1}} are strongly encouraged to equip it in '''Slot 2'''. This will increase the radar duration from 20 seconds to 28 seconds, which will allow the player to squeeze in an extra salvo during the duration of the radar.
  
?Given the ship's great speed, using acceleration and deceleration to dodge incoming shells is a viable option. Therefore some captains may prefer to equip {{Propulsion Modification 2}} in '''Slot 4''' to facilitate this style.+Given the ship's great speed, using acceleration and deceleration to dodge incoming shells is a viable option. Therefore some captains may prefer to equip {{Propulsion Modification 2}} in '''Slot 4''' to facilitate this style. Even with the Steering modification, the turning circle of Donskoi is not very good, but slowing down at all can lead to an abrupt death, so maintaining speed and distance and maneuvering is typically prefered.
  
?{{Main Battery Modification 3}} is preferred to {{Gun Fire Control System Modification 2}} for '''Slot 6''' due to the increased damage potential. However this requires the player to stay closer to the enemy and risk taking more damage. Therefore some captains may choose to increase the range to play safer at the cost of decreased DPM.+It is the individual players preference whether to use GFCS2 for the increased range or {{Main Battery Modification 3}} for increased DPM. While MAM3 does increase potential damage output against a target, GFCS2 increases damage potential by increasing the range to available targets and increases survivability by increasing distance, which in turn increases reaction time to avoid enemy shells and reduces enemy dispersion, while imposing no penalty on turret traverse speed.
  
 |CommanderSkills=<!-- write text about best set of Commander Skills below --> |CommanderSkills=<!-- write text about best set of Commander Skills below -->
 Key skills for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' commanders include Priority Target, Adrenaline Rush, Superintendent, Demolition Expert, Concealment Expert, and Inertia Fuse for HE Shells.  Key skills for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' commanders include Priority Target, Adrenaline Rush, Superintendent, Demolition Expert, Concealment Expert, and Inertia Fuse for HE Shells.
  
?{{Commander Skills+{{Commander Skills 2
?| Priority Target = 3+<!-- This version enables a '0' rating. Use it for skills that have no effect (e.g. Improved Engines on a non-CV) or are detrimental to the ship. They should mirror what appears in the game client. -->
?| Preventative Maintenance = 1+| rating11 = 3 <!-- Priority Target -->
?| Expert Loader = 2+| rating12 = 1 <!-- Preventive Maint -->
?| Aircraft Servicing Expert = +| rating13 = 2 <!-- Expert Loader -->
?| Direction Center for Catapult Aircraft = +| rating14 = 0 <!-- Air Supremacy -->
?| Dogfighting Expert = +| rating15 = 0 <!-- Direction Center for Fighters -->
?| Incoming Fire Alert = 2+| rating16 = 0 <!-- Improved Engine Boost -->
?| Evasive Maneuver = +| rating17 = 2 <!-- Incoming Fire Alert -->
 +| rating18 = 0 <!-- Last Gasp -->
  
?| High Alert = +| rating21 = <!-- High Alert -->
?| Jack of All Trades = 2+| rating22 = 2 <!-- Jack of All Trades -->
?| Expert Marksman = 2+| rating23 = 2 <!-- Expert Marksman -->
?| Torpedo Acceleration = +| rating24 = <!-- Torpedo Acceleration -->
?| Smoke Screen Expert = +| rating25 = 0 <!-- Smoke Screen Expert -->
?| Expert Rear Gunner = +| rating26 = 0 <!-- Improved Engines -->
?| Adrenaline Rush = 3+| rating27 = 3 <!-- Adrenaline Rush -->
?| Last Stand = 1+| rating28 = 1 <!-- Last Stand -->
  
?| Basics of Survivability = 1+| rating31 = 1 <!-- Basics of Survivability -->
?| Survivability Expert = +| rating32 = <!-- Survivability Expert-->
?| Torpedo Armament Expertise = +| rating33 = <!-- Torpedo Armament Expertise-->
?| Emergency Takeoff = +| rating34 = 0 <!-- Aircraft Armor -->
?| Basic Firing Training = 2+| rating35 = 2 <!-- Basic Firing Training -->
?| Superintendent = 3+| rating36 = 3 <!-- Superintendent -->
?| Demolition Expert = 3+| rating37 = 3 <!-- Demolition Expert -->
?| Vigilance = 1+| rating38 = 1 <!-- Vigilance -->
  
?| Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament = +| rating41 = 0 <!-- Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament -->
?| Fire Prevention = +| rating42 = <!-- Fire Prevention -->
?| Inertia Fuse for HE Shells = 3+| rating43 = 3 <!-- Inertia Fuse for HE Shells -->
?| Air Supremacy = +| rating44 = 0 <!-- Sight Stabilization -->
?| Advanced Firing Training = 2+| rating45 = 2 <!-- Advanced Firing Training -->
?| Manual Fire Control for AA Armament = 2+| rating46 = <!-- Massive AA Fire -->
?| Radio Position Finding = 1+| rating47 = 1 <!-- Radio Position Finding -->
?| Concealment Expert = 3+| rating48 = 3 <!-- Concealment Expert -->
 }} }}
  
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 +''{{#var:ship_name}}'' can equip the following consumables:
 +* '''Slot 1:''' {{Damage Control Party}}
 +* '''Slot 2:''' {{Defensive AA Fire}} '''or''' {{Hydroacoustic Search}}
 +* '''Slot 3:''' {{Surveillance Radar}}
 +* '''Slot 4:''' {{Repair Party}}
  
?</gallery>|History=<!-- write text below -->+|Camouflage=<!-- write text about useful camouflage below -->
 +[[Ship:Camouflage#Standard Camouflage|Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage]] can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.
  
?The ''Dmitri Donskoi'' (Дмитрий Донской) is based off of the Project 65 light cruiser which was an attempt by the Russians to create a successor to the ''[[Chapayev]]''-class. Work began on Project 65 in 1945 by design bureau CDB-17 and was headed by A. Savitchev. Over the six years of her development, the Project 65 alternated in gun caliber, armor, anti-air defense and displacement, resulting in over 40 different variants. In 1947, because she wasn't living up to his expectations, Stalin ordered that all work on the Project 65 be halted in favor of increasing the order of ''Sverdlov''-class light cruisers to 25. Despite this, work continued on Project 65 for three more years until she was finally abandoned in 1951.+Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' with [[Ship:Camouflage#Permanent_Camouflage|Type 19 camouflage]] that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.
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 +| Mike Yankee Soxisix =
 +| India X-Ray = 3
 +| Juliet Whiskey Unaone =
 +| Victor Lima = 3
 +| Hotel Yankee =
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 +| Sierra Mike = 3
 +| India Delta = 3
 +| Juliet Yankee Bissotwo =
 +| India Yankee = 1
 +| Juliet Charlie = 1
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 +| Equal Speed Charlie London = 3
 +| Zulu Hotel = 2
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 +| Red Dragon = 3
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 +''Dmitri Donskoi'' (Дмитрий Донской) is based off of the Project 65 light cruiser which was an attempt by the Russians to create a successor to the ''[[Chapayev]]''-class. Work began on Project 65 in 1945 by design bureau CDB-17 and was headed by A. Savitchev. Over the six years of her development, the Project 65 alternated in gun caliber, armor, anti-air defense and displacement, resulting in over 40 different variants. In 1947, because she wasn't living up to his expectations, Stalin ordered that all work on the Project 65 be halted in favor of increasing the order of ''Sverdlov''-class light cruisers to 25. Despite this, work continued on Project 65 for three more years until she was finally abandoned in 1951.
  
 The ship we have ingame is an amalgamation of the over 40 different designs. She was given the name "Dmitri Donskoi" by Wargaming in accordance with the Soviet post war tradition to name light cruisers after Russian heroes. The ship we have ingame is an amalgamation of the over 40 different designs. She was given the name "Dmitri Donskoi" by Wargaming in accordance with the Soviet post war tradition to name light cruisers after Russian heroes.
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 * ''Dmitri Donskoi'' is actually the name of an armored cruiser of the Imperial Russian Navy that was scuttled in the Battle of Tsushima. No other ship received the name until a Typhoon-class submarine was renamed in 2000. * ''Dmitri Donskoi'' is actually the name of an armored cruiser of the Imperial Russian Navy that was scuttled in the Battle of Tsushima. No other ship received the name until a Typhoon-class submarine was renamed in 2000.
  
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 Project_65_1_zpsudtejbnw1.png|Blueprints of the first draft of Project 65 that was armed with 152mm guns. Project_65_1_zpsudtejbnw1.png|Blueprints of the first draft of Project 65 that was armed with 152mm guns.
  
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Latest revision as of 07:26, 29 May 2020

Dmitri Donskoi
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Cruiser | U.S.S.R. | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
Chapayev
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General
Research price167000 exp
Purchase price13,750,000 Credits
Hit Points40,200 
Main Battery
180 mm/57 MK-3-180M4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.8 shots/min.
Reload Time12.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range16.16 km.
Maximum Dispersion155 m.
HE ShellHE-32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell13 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity920 m./s.
HE Shell Weight97.5 kg.
AP ShellAP-32 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,400 
Initial AP Shell Velocity920 m./s.
AP Shell Weight97.5 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/56 B-546 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
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 Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Quintuple PTA-53-68-bis2 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.51 shots/min.
Reload Time117 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo53-36 mod. 2 
Maximum Damage14,400 
Torpedo Speed55 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
45 mm SM-20-ZIF6 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second123.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
25 mm 2M-310 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
100 mm/56 B-546 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36 knot
Turning Circle Radius870 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.8 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.02 km.
Air Detectability Range7.61 km.
Battle Levels
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IX
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13,750,000

Dmitri Donskoi — Soviet Tier IX cruiser.

The ship was developed from the Chapayev class. She received stronger armament and a more powerful propulsion (Project 65). Dmitri Donskoi surpassed her prototype in all major characteristics: dimensions, speed, artillery power, AA capabilities, and torpedo armament.

Modules

Main Battery 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)
180 mm/57 MK-3-180M4.822.51552,500134,400 01,105,000
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)
Dmitri Donskoi (A)40,20013210466/10/620 0995,000
Dmitri Donskoi (B)43,400132104610/620 40,0003,400,000
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)
53-36 mod. 20.51177.214,400558 01,300,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
GFCS IX mod. 1016.2 0980,000
GFCS IX mod. 21017.8 29,0002,400,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 144,000 hp36 0850,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine 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 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears 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 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

A reliable cruiser in skilled hands, Dmitri Donskoi — named after hero Dmitri Donskoi (translation: Dmitri of the Don) — can be said as the analogous counterpart for the US cruiser of the same tier, the Buffalo, albeit having different values than her US counterpart. If anything, the cruiser has a surprising AA suite aboard, as well as trading gun caliber from the standard 8 inch guns normally seen on heavy cruisers, to the 7.1 inch guns first seen on Kirov.

As an "escort cruiser", she is ideal for screening the carriers and battleships from aerial assaults as well as providing a second line of fire within the battle line as her range can permit her to do so. However despite her potency and effectiveness, be constantly vigilant and mobile as the ship absolutely can NOT survive a beating nor can she hide if concentrated upon. Work as a support cruiser and escort cruiser and you will see surprising results.

Alternatively, the ship's high speed, good citadel protection, and a full suite of consumables allow her to charge down a weakly defended flank without needing much help. Her great AP shells make her especially dangerous if allowed to get access to enemies' broadsides. However as noted, this ship cannot endure focused fire, so always plan a route to disengage with speed in case the enemy decides to focus you.

Pros:

  • Twelve 7.1-inch (180 mm) guns with excellent shell speed, penetration, and range.
  • Good firing angles when kiting with great turret traverse speed.
  • Very fast despite her appearance, which often tricks enemies to take insufficient lead, causing their shells to miss.
  • Powerful AA suite.
  • Good turning circle with decent rudder shift.
  • Best citadel protection among all Russian cruisers with 3 layers of armor, adding up to 190mm, but still vulnerable to citadel hits when angled.
  • Heavy-punching torpedoes for use in close quarters with good firing angles.
  • Long range Russian radar that nearly matches its concealment range.

Cons:

  • High detection range for a cruiser; it is equivalent to a battleship.
  • Relatively low fire chance for the gun caliber, especially after taking the Inertia Fuse for High Explosive skill.
  • Poor firing angles when pushing towards a target.
  • Ship is quite large for its tier and class, which means she is likely to take more shell hits and more likely to eat torpedoes.
  • The citadel rises above water, so this ship will take citadel hits, even when angled.
  • The ship, despite having great sustainability, cannot take concentrated fire.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Dmitri Donskoi is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for more hit points, better AA and faster rudder shift time. Research of this module unlocks progression to Moskva.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to GFCS IX mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Dmitri Donskoi are as follows:

Captains with access to Surveillance Radar Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Surveillance Radar consumable.:  +20% action time.) are strongly encouraged to equip it in Slot 2. This will increase the radar duration from 20 seconds to 28 seconds, which will allow the player to squeeze in an extra salvo during the duration of the radar.

Given the ship's great speed, using acceleration and deceleration to dodge incoming shells is a viable option. Therefore some captains may prefer to equip Propulsion Modification 1 (Reduces time to full speed: -50% to time for reaching full power. / Increases engine power when the ship starts moving.) in Slot 4 to facilitate this style. Even with the Steering modification, the turning circle of Donskoi is not very good, but slowing down at all can lead to an abrupt death, so maintaining speed and distance and maneuvering is typically prefered.

It is the individual players preference whether to use GFCS2 for the increased range or Main Battery Modification 3 (Reduces the reload time of the main battery guns: -12% main battery loading time. / -13% main battery traverse speed.) for increased DPM. While MAM3 does increase potential damage output against a target, GFCS2 increases damage potential by increasing the range to available targets and increases survivability by increasing distance, which in turn increases reaction time to avoid enemy shells and reduces enemy dispersion, while imposing no penalty on turret traverse speed.

Commander Skills

Key skills for Dmitri Donskoi commanders include Priority Target, Adrenaline Rush, Superintendent, Demolition Expert, Concealment Expert, and Inertia Fuse for HE Shells.

Consumables

Dmitri Donskoi can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Dmitri Donskoi with Type 19 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

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Destroyers  II Storozhevoi • III Derzki • IV Izyaslav • V GremyashchyDoubloons • V Podvoisky • V OkhotnikDoubloons • VI Gnevny • VII Minsk • VII LeningradDoubloons • VIII Ognevoi • VIII Kiev • IX Udaloi • IX Tashkent • IX NeustrashimyDoubloons • X Khabarovsk • X Grozovoi 
Cruisers  I Orlan • II DianaDoubloons • II Diana LimaDoubloons • II Novik • III AuroraDoubloons • III Bogatyr • III OlegDoubloons • III VaryagDoubloons • IV Svietlana • V MurmanskDoubloons • V Kotovsky • V Krasny KrymDoubloons • V MikoyanDoubloons • V KirovDoubloons • VI Budyonny • VI MolotovDoubloons • VI Admiral MakarovDoubloons • VII Shchors • VII LazoDoubloons • VIII Chapayev • VIII Tallinn • VIII Mikhail KutuzovDoubloons • VIII OchakovDoubloons • VIII Pyotr BagrationDoubloons • IX Dmitri Donskoi • IX Riga • IX KronshtadtDoubloons • X Moskva • X Alexander Nevsky • X Petropavlovsk • X StalingradDoubloons • X SmolenskDoubloons 
Battleships  III Knyaz Suvorov • IV Imperator Nikolai IDoubloons • IV Gangut • V Pyotr Velikiy • V Oktyabrskaya RevolutsiyaDoubloons • VI Izmail • VII Sinop • VII PoltavaDoubloons • VIII Vladivostok • VIII LeninDoubloons • VIII Borodino • VIII V. I. Lenin • IX Sovetsky Soyuz • IX Zarya Svobody • X Kremlin • X Slava 
Aircraft Carriers
Cruisers
Japan  I Hashidate • II Chikuma • III Tenryū • III KatoriDoubloons • IV YūbariDoubloons • IV Kuma • IV Iwaki AlphaDoubloons • V Furutaka • V YahagiDoubloons • VI Aoba • VII Myōkō • VII ARP MyōkōDoubloons • VII ARP AshigaraDoubloons • VII ARP HaguroDoubloons • VII Southern DragonDoubloons • VII Eastern DragonDoubloons • VII ARP NachiDoubloons • VIII Mogami • VIII AtagoDoubloons • VIII Atago BDoubloons • VIII ARP TakaoDoubloons • IX Ibuki • IX AzumaDoubloons • X Zaō • X YoshinoDoubloons 
U.S.A.  I Erie • II Chester • II AlbanyDoubloons • III St. Louis • III CharlestonDoubloons • IV Phoenix • V Omaha • V MarbleheadDoubloons • V Marblehead LimaDoubloons • VI Pensacola • VI Dallas • VII AtlantaDoubloons • VII New Orleans • VII Helena • VII IndianapolisDoubloons • VII BoiseDoubloons • VII FlintDoubloons • VIII Baltimore • VIII Cleveland • VIII WichitaDoubloons • VIII AL MontpelierDoubloons • IX Buffalo • IX Seattle • IX AlaskaDoubloons • IX Alaska BDoubloons • X Des Moines • X Worcester • X Puerto Rico • X SalemDoubloons 
U.S.S.R.  I Orlan • II DianaDoubloons • II Diana LimaDoubloons • II Novik • III AuroraDoubloons • III Bogatyr • III OlegDoubloons • III VaryagDoubloons • IV Svietlana • V MurmanskDoubloons • V Kotovsky • V Krasny KrymDoubloons • V MikoyanDoubloons • V KirovDoubloons • VI Budyonny • VI MolotovDoubloons • VI Admiral MakarovDoubloons • VII Shchors • VII LazoDoubloons • VIII Chapayev • VIII Tallinn • VIII Mikhail KutuzovDoubloons • VIII OchakovDoubloons • VIII Pyotr BagrationDoubloons • IX Dmitri Donskoi • IX Riga • IX KronshtadtDoubloons • X Moskva • X Alexander Nevsky • X Petropavlovsk • X StalingradDoubloons • X SmolenskDoubloons 
Italy  I Eritrea • II Nino Bixio • III Taranto • IV Alberto di Giussano • V Raimondo Montecuccoli • V GenovaDoubloons • VI Trento • VI Duca d'AostaDoubloons • VII Zara • VII Duca degli AbruzziDoubloons • VII GoriziaDoubloons • VIII Amalfi • IX Brindisi • X Venezia 
Germany  I Hermelin • II Dresden • II EmdenDoubloons • III Kolberg • IV Karlsruhe • V Königsberg • VI Nürnberg • VI Admiral Graf SpeeDoubloons • VI HSF Admiral Graf SpeeDoubloons • VII Yorck • VIII Admiral Hipper • VIII Prinz EugenDoubloons • VIII MainzDoubloons • IX Roon • IX SiegfriedDoubloons • IX Ägir • X Hindenburg 
Europe  I Gryf 
France  I Bougainville • II Jurien de la Gravière • III Friant • IV Duguay-Trouin • V Émile Bertin • VI La Galissonnière • VI De GrasseDoubloons • VII Algérie • VIII Charles Martel • VIII BayardDoubloons • IX Saint-Louis • X Henri IV • X ColbertDoubloons 
U.K.  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • V Hawkins • V ExeterDoubloons • VI Leander • VI Devonshire • VI LondonDoubloons • VII Fiji • VII Surrey • VII BelfastDoubloons • VIII Edinburgh • VIII Albemarle • VIII CheshireDoubloons • IX Neptune • IX Drake • X Minotaur • X Goliath 
Pan-Asia  I Chengan • VI HuangheDoubloons • VIII IrianDoubloons • VIII WukongDoubloons 
Commonwealth  VI PerthDoubloons 
Pan-America  VII Nueve de JulioDoubloons