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Seriously can we get an Italian ship in game already? They had one of the larger navies during world war 2 and yet not a single ship is in the game after all these years.......

 

 

 

Its time wargaming.......

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Italians are coming last due to lack of contacts in the Italian Archives. It's as simple as that. They already have people to contact in UK/German/French/Russian Archives because of WoT and even the UK archives are notoriously reluctant to share 70 year old battleship designs.

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errrr... No hate for Italy and years? Game is only 1 year old. We have not fleshed out the Brits or the French yet. Italy will happen they had a sizeable Navy and some interesting and powerful ships.

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Italians are coming last due to lack of contacts in the Italian Archives. It's as simple as that.

 

Not to mention that the devs have already said the Italians won't be making an appearance in 2017 and will probably come 2018.

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Go play Kirov, Molotov, or any T8+ Russian DD (Kiev counts too).  They're all Italian or Italian-based designs...:trollface:

 

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Not to mention that the devs have already said the Italians won't be making an appearance in 2017 and will probably come 2018.

 

They did say some Italian ships were already in development... As my profile feed says, I'm REALLY hoping for a Littorio-class premium sometime this year.

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i imagine that sometime this year we will get a premium Italian ship (think like dunkerque, tirpitz, and warspite and how they were released months or even up to a whole year in advance). personally i want the Roma to be that ship 

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I will never understand the appeal that Italy has for people in World of Tanks or World of Warships. And most of my family is Italian, for what it's worth. Anyhow, they'll definitely be added to World of Warships at some point, so just be patient. 

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It does make me wonder what caused the interest in Swedish and Czech tanks; but I guess that's a question for the WoT forums.  

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Seriously can we get an Italian ship in game already? They had one of the larger navies during world war 2 and yet not a single ship is in the game after all these years.......

 

 

 

Its time wargaming.......

 

They were in the game, they switched sides about halfway thru the first beta though and now they're all intermingled with the Axis and Allied tech trees.
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They did say some Italian ships were already in development... As my profile feed says, I'm REALLY hoping for a Littorio-class premium sometime this year.

 

I could have worded it better. They said no Italian lines would make an appearance this year but we could see some premiums making an appearance.

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Couldn't throw my money at the screen fast enough for a premium Roma! :coin:

 

If not that, then maybe a Zara-class cruiser at least?  My vote would go to Pola (as if I needed another excuse to play drunk:tea_cap:)

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Italians are coming last due to lack of contacts in the Italian Archives. It's as simple as that. They already have people to contact in UK/German/French/Russian Archives because of WoT and even the UK archives are notoriously reluctant to share 70 year old battleship designs.

 

Why are the British so reluctant to share their blueprints? Whats to hide? Anyone can see the Canadian Navy blueprints at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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Seriously can we get an Italian ship in game already? They had one of the larger navies during world war 2 and yet not a single ship is in the game after all these years.......

 

 

 

Its time wargaming.......

The game has been out of beta for only a year and change.

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Why are the British so reluctant to share their blueprints? Whats to hide? Anyone can see the Canadian Navy blueprints at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

From what I understand it's because they haven't bothered to declassify them. BBC did a documentary a few years ago and were proud to state they were the first to be able to TV broadcast HMS Dreadnought's builder's blueprints.

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Go play Kirov, Molotov, or any T8+ Russian DD (Kiev counts too).  They're all Italian or Italian-based designs...:trollface:

 

Sorry, but Molotov and Kirov are not Italian designs. Destroyers, Gnevny, Tashkent and Kiev was of Italian design, but other DDs weren't.
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The Italians get an undeserved bad rap. They fought well in WW I. When WW II came around Mussolini wanted to restart the Roman Empire for the greater glory of Mussolini.

 

The problem is that the average Italian wasn't too keen on dying for the cause.

 

 

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Sorry, but Molotov and Kirov are not Italian designs. Destroyers, Gnevny, Tashkent and Kiev was of Italian design, but other DDs weren't.

 

The Soviets def bought Italian Blueprints, at the very least their cruisers were inspired by Italian ships like the Condottieri-class cruiser

 

" The Ansaldo company provided plans for the contemporary Raimondo Montecuccoli-class cruisers and a design displacing 7,200 tonnes (7,086 long tons) and armed with six 180-millimetre (7.1 in) guns in twin turrets was produced in 1933. The Italians guaranteed that the cruiser could make 37 knots (69 km/h; 43 mph) on trials if the size was kept under the 7200-tonne limit. The designer of the new turret managed to persuade his superiors that he could fit triple turrets to the ship while keeping it within the specified limit, and this design was approved in November 1934 as the Project 26"  Per Wikipedia

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Sorry, but Molotov and Kirov are not Italian designs. Destroyers, Gnevny, Tashkent and Kiev was of Italian design, but other DDs weren't.

 

I was going to point that out.

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Not to mention that the devs have already said the Italians won't be making an appearance in 2017 and will probably come 2018.

 

Incorrect, they said that we'll see a few Italian premium ships in 2017.

 

Never-mind, already been brought up.

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Incorrect, they said that we'll see a few Italian premium ships in 2017.

 

Never-mind, already been brought up.

 

Lol I brought up the premiums in the next post. Really should review before I post lol. I completely worded the damn thing wrong.

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Sorry, but Molotov and Kirov are not Italian designs. Destroyers, Gnevny, Tashkent and Kiev was of Italian design, but other DDs weren't.

 

The Kirov was derived from the Italian cruiser Raimondo Montecuccoli. The Italian engineering company Ansaldo even helped design Kirov. Which is why Kirov looks and has so many design features of the Italian cruisers.

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Sorry, but Molotov and Kirov are not Italian designs. Destroyers, Gnevny, Tashkent and Kiev was of Italian design, but other DDs weren't.

I included Italian-based under that umbrella.  All Project 26 cruisers were derived from the design of Raimondo Montecuccoli.  UdaloiKhabarovsk, and (to an extent) Ognevoi and Anshan are also under that category too, as successors to Italian designs.

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