I hope it wasn’t me in that Ibuki, I don’t remember being sunk by a Kutuzov. To be honest I wonder why I bothered getting tier IX as at the moment there are too many BB to play cruiser at that tier, 4 game over the weekend and 2 were I got deleted by BB in (almost) one shoot, one time being angled, the other bow on, great stuff.
Just spam HE with it, it works fine, I have been on the receiving end of one and it is annoying as hell. AP is not bad I think if you go against CA or aim for the superstructure of BB. I think it’s a very solid ship, not sure it’s better than Atago however.
I might buy it at one point but I am having to much fun with the shiny horse, this ship is great.