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ST Le Terrible - the speed daemon

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Part I'd like to point out (as the title suggests) is speed

 

43kts - that's the same speed as Khaba, BUT there's an interesting difference to note

It's a French DD, and both - French t8+ CAs and French t6 DD - have a spood beest that gives +20% speed instead of the normal +8%

If this ship gets it... with it and speed flag that's 54.2 kts speed :cap_fainting:

 

Good luck hitting that ship lol

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The ship looks sexy btw 

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The Turbo Baguette? It really looks good.

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Me likey, too bad its prob prem and I dont spend here any more...

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Decent turning circle too I think. Surface detect at 9.1km... it's another minicruiser.

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I wonder, will she have the same atrocious firing angles as the Aigle?

The firing angles ruined the Aigle for me; I simply had to give so much broadside even when kiting away, that the extra speed didn't save me. It was just not fun.

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6 minutes ago, loppantorkel said:

Decent turning circle too I think. Surface detect at 9.1km... it's another minicruiser.

You can get that down to 7.15, and with 9km torps... good enough?

 

Also this:

Shortly after Operation Torch, French West Africa and its fleet, including Le Terrible, rejoined the Allies. In March 1943, she entered a major refit and modernization in Boston, where she was fitted with two radars, a new ASDIC, new anti-air weaponry and other improvements. She was then reclassified as a "light cruiser" to match Allied standards, and was sent to the Mediterranean theater of war.

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7 minutes ago, Procrastes said:

I wonder, will she have the same atrocious firing angles as the Aigle?

The firing angles ruined the Aigle for me; I simply had to give so much broadside even when kiting away, that the extra speed didn't save me. It was just not fun.

Going by this:

 

3553_le_terrible-1.jpg

 

I'd assume gun arcs would be better. at least 3 of her 5 guns should be easily put in a forward facing direction, with the rear 2 requiring more of a side. Rear facing angles would be pretty bad tho

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Great potential ship for sure, but..Can we go for her  sister Le Fantasque instead? I somehow can't see a ship who's name translates to "The Terrible (one)" selling all that well for some reason @Crysantos @MrConway  @Tuccy

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2 minutes ago, lafeel said:

Great potential ship for sure, but..Can we go for her  sister Le Fantasque instead? I somehow can't see a ship who's name translates to "The Terrible (one)" selling all that well for some reason @Crysantos @MrConway  @Tuccy

Dunno, maybe that'll be a tech tree DD?

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3 minutes ago, lafeel said:

Great potential ship for sure, but..Can we go for her  sister Le Fantasque instead? I somehow can't see a ship who's name translates to "The Terrible (one)" selling all that well for some reason @Crysantos @MrConway  @Tuccy

My guess is that she's the pick of of that class bcuz she set the speed record.

 

From wiki:

"She became the fastest destroyer ever when she reached 45.1 knots during trials in 1935."

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5 minutes ago, Riselotte said:

Dunno, maybe that'll be a tech tree DD?

Well she was the first of class..

 

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5 minutes ago, wilkatis_LV said:

My guess is that she's the pick of of that class bcuz she set the speed record.

 

From wiki:

"She became the fastest destroyer ever when she reached 45.1 knots during trials in 1935."

To be fair, all the class were fast, even with all the extra stuff tacked on during WW2.

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11 minutes ago, wilkatis_LV said:

Going by this:

 

3553_le_terrible-1.jpg

 

I'd assume gun arcs would be better. at least 3 of her 5 guns should be easily put in a forward facing direction, with the rear 2 requiring more of a side. Rear facing angles would be pretty bad tho

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I agree with your assessment of the firing angles, I think you're spot on. And that means there's a good chance this ship will perform quite as well as her name suggests. Being able to keep up effective fire while kiting away from your target, is especially vital for a ship with poor concealment such as this. That is what basically broke the Aigle for me.

 

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7 minutes ago, lafeel said:

Well she was the first of class..

And it makes sense for lead ship to be tech tree and others to potentially be premium.

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pretty much a Kiev (pretty much identical mobility and concealment) that trades Stalinium Gunpower for better torps and a few more HP... argh I really hope these guns arent the same peashooters that are on the Aigle, those are truly pathetic...

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8 minutes ago, Tyrendian89 said:

pretty much a Kiev (pretty much identical mobility and concealment) that trades Stalinium Gunpower for better torps and a few more HP... argh I really hope these guns arent the same peashooters that are on the Aigle, those are truly pathetic...

 

Can already tell it won't be another Aigle ballistic nightmare. The HE and AP have significantly higher muzzle velocity.

 

I'm more worried aboutt he lacklustre range. At tier VIII 11km base range isn't much for a gunboat and there can be no mistake about the role of the ship since except for the Kiev every single other DD will outspot it by a mile or more (literally) so trying to play with the torpedoes in a hybrid role won't work until after the enemy DDs have been dealt with (and with 9km torp range it's tough luck trying to torpedoboat when radar ships are on the same flank).

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2 minutes ago, Aotearas said:

 

Can already tell it won't be another Aigle ballistic nightmare. The HE and AP have significantly higher muzzle velocity.

 

I'm more worried aboutt he lacklustre range. At tier VIII 11km base range isn't much for a gunboat and there can be no mistake about the role of the ship since except for the Kiev every single other DD will outspot it by a mile or more (literally) so trying to play with the torpedoes in a hybrid role won't work until after the enemy DDs have been dealt with (and with 9km torp range it's tough luck trying to torpedoboat when radar ships are on the same flank).

yeah we'll see what the drag does to the arcs, but should be decent I hope... aaaand turret angles could still be the same nonsense that Aigle gets, which would take your firepower from lackluster (50% less HE DPM than Kiev with all guns on target, albeit similar fires per minute) to pathetic...

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6 minutes ago, Aotearas said:

 

Can already tell it won't be another Aigle ballistic nightmare. The HE and AP have significantly higher muzzle velocity.

 

I'm more worried aboutt he lacklustre range. At tier VIII 11km base range isn't much for a gunboat and there can be no mistake about the role of the ship since except for the Kiev every single other DD will outspot it by a mile or more (literally) so trying to play with the torpedoes in a hybrid role won't work until after the enemy DDs have been dealt with (and with 9km torp range it's tough luck trying to torpedoboat when radar ships are on the same flank).

Maybe the AFT skill will be an option then, with the higher muzzle velocity?

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Waiting patiently for Capitani-Romani Class. Probably is going to end up as TX Khaba with citadel... :Smile_teethhappy:

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So with this ship it looks like we are going for world of speedboats with regards to destroyers 

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1 hour ago, wilkatis_LV said:

You can get that down to 7.15, and with 9km torps... good enough?

 

Also this:

Shortly after Operation Torch, French West Africa and its fleet, including Le Terrible, rejoined the Allies. In March 1943, she entered a major refit and modernization in Boston, where she was fitted with two radars, a new ASDIC, new anti-air weaponry and other improvements. She was then reclassified as a "light cruiser" to match Allied standards, and was sent to the Mediterranean theater of war.

Yay, double radar! :cap_money:

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Well I hope the thing with speed boost gonna be true. I really want her to surpass Khaba in terms of maximum speed. That would be a great tribute to the Le Fantasque class. 

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Just now, Darth_Glorious said:

max 48.8 kt with signal flag and engine booster

 

What is the max speed of Khaba with flag and boost?

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10 minutes ago, ImperialAdmiral said:

 

What is the max speed of Khaba with flag and boost?

Also 48.8 kn.

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