[WG news] All About the “In the Service of the Motherland” Collection

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With Update 0.8.4, the second stage of the “Victory” competition will start, bringing a new collection called “In the Service of the Motherland” dedicated to the Russian and Soviet Navy.

In the process of its creation, the development team used a wide range of sources including meticulous historical research and photo archives. Today we will tell you about the features of the collection and show you some of its elements.

This collection will be permanently available in the game.

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Renowned admirals, outstanding engineers, glorious naval victories, innovative projects, battleships wielding their powerful armament—this is the story of the Russian and Soviet Navy.

The new collection comprises 32 elements, thematically divided into 8 sections:

  • Admiral Nikolay Gerasimovich Kuznetsov
  • Main Battery
  • Illustrious Names
  • Russian Shipbuilders I
  • The Path of the Naval Commander
  • Shells for Battleships
  • Naval Awards of the U.S.S.R.
  • Russian Shipbuilders II

Shoulder Board of Admiral Flota (1944)

In May 1940, the generalship and admiralty were introduced into the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union. Accordingly, the People’s Commissar for the U.S.S.R.—Navy Nikolay Gerasimovich Kuznetsov, previously Flagman Flota 2 Ranga (Flag Officer 2nd rank)—was awarded the rank of Admiral. The highest rank in the naval hierarchy was Admiral Flota, but at that time it hadn’t been awarded to anyone.

The People’s Commissar for the Navy, Kuznetsov, and his deputy Admiral Isakov, were the first to be awarded the rank of Admiral Flota (admiral of the fleet). This took place in May 1944. Circa that period, the corresponding insignias were developed. As the decree of 1940 implied the correspondence of the Admiral Flota rank to the Army General of the Land Forces, four stars were placed on the Admiral Flota shoulder boards of 1944 in analogy with the army ranks. In May 1945, a special decree equated the ranks of the Admiral Flota to the Marshal of the Soviet Union. At the same time, the Marshal-type shoulder boards with the emblem of the U.S.S.R. and one big star were introduced.

B-37 406 mm Gun

The design of 406 mm sea guns began in Russia in 1914. Up to the end of World War I, future battleships were supposed to be armed with such artillery. The design of the Great Navy battleships began in the U.S.S.R. in 1936. They were also supposed to have 406 mm guns, but the best practices from 20 years previous were no longer suitable. Between 1937–1940, the 50-caliber B-37 gun was designed and manufactured with contributions from several Soviet plants.

The range tests of the B-37 guns were carried out in the second half of 1940. The firing velocity of each 1,108 kg shell was 830 m/s. The firing range, at an optimum elevation angle of 45 degrees, exceeded 45.5 km. The B-37 guns were the main weapons of the Sovetsky Soyuz class battleships. Triple turrets were designed at the Leningrad Metal Plant, which once developed turrets for the first Russian dreadnoughts. The total weight of each mount was about 2,400 tons, and the turret was supposed to be operated in combat conditions by 100 people.

The Order of Ushakov

In March 1944, in the midst of the Great Patriotic War, the Order of Ushakov was established in the U.S.S.R. It would become the highest award for naval officers. The order got its name in honor of Admiral Fyodor Ushakov, one of the greatest Russian naval Commanders (1745–1817). It was established in two classes. The 1st Class order was a five-pointed platinum star with a silver anchor and chain secured to it, and an enamel-covered medallion struck from gold with a relief image of the naval commander. The star of the 2nd Class order was made of gold, and the anchor and the medallion were made of silver.

The Order of Ushakov was very rarely awarded—only 26 people ever received the 1st Class variety. In June 1944, Admiral Nikolay Gerasimovich Kuznetsov was awarded with Order Badge No. 5. A year later, he was awarded with his second 1st Class Order of Ushakov. The only foreigner ever to be awarded with this order was British Royal Navy Admiral Bertram Ramsay—one of the commanders of the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 and the Normandy landings in 1944. Interestingly, Order Badge No. 1 of the 2nd Class Order of Ushakov was awarded to a distant relative of Fyodor Ushakov, a participant of two world wars—Kontr-Admiral (Rear-Admiral) Yury Fyodorovich Rall (1890–1948).

You will be able to exchange duplicates for items of the “In the Service of the Motherland” collection that you are missing, the exchange rate will be 5 to 1. You can select which element you will receive for your duplicates. When you complete the collection, all remaining duplicates on your account will be exchanged for credits at the following rate: 1 duplicate = 15,000 credits.


Rewards

By completing thematic sheets of the collection, you will earn “October Revolution” containers and an option to mount a second flag and use an alternative color scheme on Soviet cruisers and destroyers. The main reward for completing the collection will be the option to change the camo color for Soviet battleships, and mount two flags on them as well.

You can find one of the following rewards in “October Revolution” containers:

  • 250 doubloons
  • 2,500 doubloons
  • 1 day of Warships Premium Account
  • 5,000 Free XP

A container of the “In the Service of the Motherland” collection contains:

  • 5 expendable Victory camouflage patterns or 5 special signal flags
  • 1,000 Coal or 10 combat signal flags
  • 1 element of the “In the Service of the Motherland” collection

A special Premium “In the Service of the Motherland” container with a great number of prizes will be available in the Premium shop:

  • 15 expendable Victory camouflage patterns or 15 special signal flags
  • 25 Provision Tokens
  • 1 element of the “In the Service of the Motherland” collection

In addition to the specified rewards, you have a chance to find a special combat mission in both containers. When you complete it, you can get one of the Premium Soviet ships: V Okhotnik, VI Molotov, VII Leningrad, or VIII Lenin. The chance of getting a combat mission from the Premium “In the Service of the Motherland” container is higher.

Good luck!

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