Kirov is a light cruiser based on the Soviet cruiser Kirov (Russian: Киров).
Kirov is a cruiser built by S-Country based on research from I-Country. She used a special 180mm main gun in triple mounts, which has a maximum range of 35 km. Since major naval battles did not take place between S-Country and G-Country, Kirov was mainly used as artillery support against land-based targets. When she was damaged in 1942, the S-Country used parts from her sister ships to repair her. Kirov survived the war, and was used as a training ship until 1970s. Her main gun is placed at Leningrad (renamed to Saint Petersburg) as a monument.
Named after the Bolshevik Politician and Hero,
Sergey Kirov .
S-Country 180 mm Guns in triple mounts
I am Light Cruiser Kirov. We have nowhere to retreat. Let's devote ourselves to our motherland.
This ring is for me? Thank you, I'll come back alive from the next fight, rest assured.
The only cruiser with long range - Kirov can participate in the second shelling phase. (N.B. now other CA and CL can fire two rounds in day battle by equipping her gun, for example Helena......)
The 180mm triple turrets in the Kirov-class were so cramped that they could only fire 2 rounds a minute (instead of 6). This also caused high dispersion from the muzzle blast of each gun.
Kirov's name (
Киров) can be seen on her leg. As Kirov took part in the freezing winters of the Great Patriotic War and was largely situated around Russia, she wears winter clothing and a Soviet uniform.
Za Rodinu! By the affect of the famous RTS game Red Alert, many admiral always link the Kirov class light cruiser to the Kirov airship. Kirov reporting!
Kirov and Kirov
Soviet Navy Военно-морской флот СССР
Sovetsky Soyuz Class
Royal Netherlands Navy Koninklijke Marine
Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri
Mongolian Navy Монгол улсын цэргийн
Icelandic Coast Guard
Royal Canadian Navy
Royal Australian Navy
V Class (1916)
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