Hello everyone. I know what you're thinking: a low-tier player that's reviewing ship? Truth is, i've been playing the game for nearly 3 years, and had multiple accounts, just so you know.
Now, today's review is which of the tier 7 premium Destroyers is the "best". After reading it, please vote fot the winner. The competitors are:
Main Battery Firing Range
Sims: 12.88 km
Z-39: 11.84 km
Leningrad: 11.56 km
Blyskawica: 12.01 km
In therms of range, there's not much to say. One of the main features of a DD is its concealment, which you shouldn't abuse with your firing range. Close and medium range against or DD's should do the best for you .The range of these ships is around 12 km, with Sims having almost 13 km. However, Range can be extended with AFT, which the Z-39 can't afford.
Rounds Per Minute
Sims definitely steals the show here, with almost 18 rounds per minute per gun (she carries 4) (around 3.5 seconds reloading) . In second we have the Blyska with 9.23 per minute per gun (7 guns) (which is a reload speed of 5 seconds), with the Leningrad following with 12 rounds on 5 guns per minute and at last the Z-39 with 8 rounds per minute on 4 guns. All these stats can be boosted with BFT, except for the Z-39
Sims: 34 deg/sec
Z-39: 8 deg/sec
Leningrad: 6.5 deg/sec
Blyskawica: 10 deg/sec
Once again, Sims outperforms the others in turret traverse with an amazing speed, while the others have decent - bad traverse. Might wanna lock your armament with these if you go after other DD's.
Battery Damage (HE) + fire chance
Sims: 1.8K/ 129K per min + 5%
Z-39: 2.2K/ 70K per min + 12%
Leningrad: 1.9K/ 114K per min + 8%
Blyskawica: 1.7K/ 110K per min + 8%
(this damage per minute would count if you would shoot paper ships, but you can see the difference)
Sims gets the best damage output, with Leningrad and the Blyska not following far behind, but Z-39 ending in last. But she has another trait: AP that can dash out citadels to Light cruisers and destroy their good day.
Torpedo Damage and count
Sims: 11.6K x 8/8.5K x 8
Z-39: 14.4K x 8
Leningrad: 15.1K x 8
Blyskawica: 14.4K x 6
The Leningrad and Z-39 have the better torps, while Sims lacks a tiny bit of damage to beat them and Blyska lacks the amount to be better. Note: the 9.2km torps on the Sims are slower than the short-ranged ones.
Sims: 5.5 km/9.2km
Z-39: 8.5 km
Leningrad: 8 km
Sims being the only one to suffer from bad range, is normal. She's a USN DD after all. The rest has a nice range of 8 km.
(The AA of the USN cruiser at the same tier is 220 DPS, which is "decent". This is calculated by summing up the DPS of the different kinds of AA on the ship. If this is the wrong way, correct me.)
Sims: 1.2km-5km, 64 DPS
Z-39: 2km-3.5km, 81 DPS
Leningrad: 1.2km-3.5km, 54 DPS
Blyskawica: 1.2km-3.5km, 36 DPS
First of all, these are DD's. Don't expect much from the AA. While Sims and Z-39 have a chance of shooting one down, The leningrad and the Blyska lack the power to even hit one.
However: The Sims is far better in the matter than the Z-39. Simply because:-It is very likely to have BFT, which also boosts AA by 20%-Most of its DPS lies in its DP mounts, which have a 5km base range. The Z-39 has 3.5km.-Access to DFAA consumable, which boosts the damage output by 4.So with its DP mounts alone, a Sims with DFAA and BFT can throw 201.6 AA DPS at 5km. 6km if you put the AA module on it.
Z-39 does quite have some HP, i was surprised myself. This might not seem much, but 100 HP could make the difference between surviving or returning to the port. The rest is nonetheless the same.
Sims: 38.5 knots
Z-39: 36 knots
Leningrad: 43 knots
Blyskawica: 39 knots
Even though these are ships, the Leningrad is made to RUSH B. 43 knots? That's a speedy boat. The others ships also have good speed, but Leningrad deserves the spotlight for speed.
Rudder shift time + Turn Radius
Sims: 2.7sec + 500m Radius
Z-39: 4.5 sec + 670m Radius
Leningrad: 3.7sec + 690m Radius
Blyskawica: 5.8sec + 610m Radius
Sims is exellent at turning. No doubt. The others? Well, Leningrad has a good Rudder and turning radius as well, with Z-39 being a llittle decent and Blyska having a poor Rudder Time.
Good concealment for each ship. The however Z-39 has acces to the concealment module which goes good with the concealment expert skill.
Sims has smoke that takes longer to set and lasts almost a minute more than the rest
Z-39 has acces to hydro (baby radar?), which is typical for tier 6+ german DD's
Sims has an excellent xp booster
Z-39 has tier 8 fire resistance
Welp, that's it. Who wins in my eyes?
Shout at me as much as you want. The ability to have hydro, mess up cruiser citadels and having other decent traits did it for me.
Guns and smoke. And torps and maneuverability are excellent. Definitely a very good ship!
Being a good ship. The others just stood above her. It is a recommendable ship though.
Despite being good, she has some bad traits: The rudder and the captain training (polish tree, where is it wargaming?)
Hoped you liked it. If you read it well, congrats! Now, would you vote for one of these ships? Friday, 14:00 EU time, i will reveal which ship got the most votes. Just Write the name of the ship and i will count the votes Friday
Hope you enjoyed