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Keeping the "Fletcher" after acquiring "Benham" (and having" Gearing" as well)?

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Hi all,

 

Keeping the "Fletcher" after acquiring "Benham" (and having" Gearing" as well)?

 

 

The "Fletcher" was one of my favorite DDs in game. I kept her with her separate 19-point captain even though I have "Gearing" with "Alexander Ovechkin" 19-point captain (finally brought him to 19-points - there were other more pressing priorities for "Elite Captain XP").

 

Now I have "Benham"...

 

So... is there any practical use to keep "Fletcher"? :Smile_honoring:

 

 

Comparison of two ships with AA special module installed:

 

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1 minute ago, Leo_Apollo11 said:

So... is there any practical use to keep "Fletcher"?

e.g. the French- or Snowflake-Event, upcoming T9-Ranked (if your DD is stuck in a battle), for fun, for collectors-club... ;-)

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Well its the Fletcher? The ship that basically defined modern dd concept developement as it showed what a flexible ship class they are, and quite cost effective as well

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Don't have the Benham though the Black. Won't sell the Fletcher once the grind to the Gearing is done, simply because I don't have an interest in the Gearing.

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How can you even consider letting the Fletcher go?

 

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Benham is not a replacement for Fletcher. If you like Fletcher I don't see why would you sell it just because you get Benham. Fletcher is better gunboat and has better AA then Benham. And overall it is a very good ship.

 

I won't sell mine.

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Vor 59 Minuten, Wizard27_1979 sagte:

e.g. the French- or Snowflake-Event, upcoming T9-Ranked (if your DD is stuck in a battle), for fun, for collectors-club... ;-)

Especially this!

Gotta catch them all and such...:Smile_smile:

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I kept all ships from Mahan and up, and if I ever am able to get the Benham nothing's gonna change that.

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Fletcher is still in many ways stronger. More durable and better guns. Overall both have a different play style.

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Fletcher is still a Keeper. Why sell it? Better AA, more HP, more DPM. Fewer Torps, but still good Torps with 4 k more Alpha pro Torp. I also have Black and hopefully Sunday Benham.  

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Would be heresy to sell my most played ship. Never!!!!! Even if i wouldnt play it, it stays.

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1 hour ago, belalugosisdead said:

Fletcher is still a Keeper. Why sell it? Better AA, more HP, more DPM. Fewer Torps, but still good Torps with 4 k more Alpha pro Torp. I also have Black and hopefully Sunday Benham.  

I'm in the same boat :Smile_teethhappy:

I also bought the Fletcher permacamo a while ago, so soon I will have 3 tier 9 USN DDs with free camo resupply :Smile-_tongue:

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for info and insight guys - much appreciated! :Smile_honoring:

 

And, of course, the "Fletcher" will be kept!  :Smile_great:

 

 

Leo "Apollo11"

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4 hours ago, OldschoolGaming_YouTube said:

Isnt it exactly the same ship but with more torps? Or is there a difference?

 

No they are not the same, they are two different classes of DDs

 

Benham Class

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benham-class_destroyer

 

 

Fletcher Class

 

9700399228b33ccb9560a7d0e59c8e09--fletch

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher-class_destroyer

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17 minutes ago, fumtu said:

 

No they are not the same, they are two different classes of DDs

 

Benham Class

 

img_3826.jpg

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benham-class_destroyer

 

 

Fletcher Class

 

9700399228b33ccb9560a7d0e59c8e09--fletch

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher-class_destroyer

Ok, but what differentiate them ingame? Dont they have almost same concealment, torps, guns etc. Or is Fletcher diffent in some way?

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Fletcher has more HP (17.100 vs 14.500) and 5 guns, where the Benham has 4. Fletcher also has a better AA-suite.

 

Main difference is in how you play them I think. With Fletcher you can play fairly aggressive towards red DD’s, going into gun duels with them. With Benham it’s better to avoid that, especially at the start of the game. It’s not the best gunboat DD.

 

That said, the Benham can put out a scary number of torps. I think I’ll leave my BB’s in port the week after the 22nd...

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3 minutes ago, OldschoolGaming_YouTube said:

Ok, but what differentiate them ingame? Dont they have almost same concealment, torps, guns etc. Or is Fletcher diffent in some way?

 

Fletcher has one more gun, which means 25% more gunpower compared to Benham.

Fletcher has much better AA

Fletcher torpedo broadside is bigger, 2x5 compared to 2x4 of Benham. Benham has more torps as it has 2x4 per side but you have to maneuver if you want to launch them all on the same target.

Fletcher torps deals more damage, 19k compared to Benham 15.2k

Fletcher torps are 1kn faster

Fletcher has 5.8k concealment, just slightly better then Benham's 5.9km

Fletcher has more HP, 17.1k compared to Benham 14.5k

Fletcher has slightly better rudder shift, 3sec compared to Benham 3.4sec

 

Both ships have same speed 36.5kn

Both ships have same turning radius, 560m

Both ships have same consumables

 

Benham has more torps, 4x4 compared to Fletcher 2x5

Benham has better reload time for torps, 85sec compared to Fletcher 106 (base reload)

 

Fletcher is very good hybrid, good gunboat and good torpedoboat. Benham is more torpedoboat, its guns are decent but every other T9 DD is better gunboat then it.

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15 hours ago, Leo_Apollo11 said:

So... is there any practical use to keep "Fletcher"? :Smile_honoring:

I kept New York, while I have Texas... keep ships you like. 

They're only worth some credits, of which you (most  likely) have plenty.

Port slot? Well... Port slots are on sale and dubloons fall out of crates to buy them... 

...even a potato like me has 15 free slots... I expect to find some ships that I like.

(one euro buys you a portslot... and you can sell the Tachibana that comes with it... or keep one... get the dubloons).

 

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If I'll get the Benham ... luxury problems :cap_hmm: Fletcher, Black, Benham ... which USN DD to pick :cap_haloween:

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15 minutes ago, BLUB__BLUB said:

Port slot? Well... Port slots are on sale and dubloons fall out of crates to buy them...

Oh wow, I just checked because of this comment and no, they are not on sale right now. :(

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10 minutes ago, Yanayuki said:

Oh wow, I just checked because of this comment and no, they are not on sale right now. :(

I meant, they're on sale pretty often uusally you pick them up at X-mas for 50 dubloons or so.

Or buy a Tachibana for 89cts, sell it, keep the port slot. Plenty cheap IMO.

 

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I'm keeping all my higher tier US DD options; as others have said, Benham and the assorted variations on the theme of Fletcher play sufficiently differently to make it worthwhile to hold onto all of them.

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Some people say they'd even prefer Fletcher to Gearing if they could take it in Clan Battles. It is a well rounded package, a full-size gunboat with two torp spreads worthy of torp boat. The Benham is more of a torp boat. If one were to ask, which ship to dump, it would make more sense to think about the Yugumo rather than the Fletcher.

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