Second ship of the French destroyers line, here is Fusilier.
The ship is a big mystery for me. I don’t know if it was an actual design or if it was invented by Wargaming but one thing for sure, it was never built. My guess is that it was a preliminary design to the Bourrasque-class as both ships share a few similarities especially with the B hull of the Fusilier but I am really not sure.
Anyway, let’s look at the ship in the game.
The deck is on its whole length 9 mm thick and the sides of the middle section as well. The superstructure, the bow and the stern are 6 mm thick and finally, the gun shields are 3 mm thick.
My opinion about the ship
It is starting to look a tiny bit better than the Tier II. HOWEVER, we are still far from a ship that you don’t want to free XP instantly. The HP pool is the second highest at T3 only topped by G-101 with 11 000 HP. The guns COULD be decent but there is, like on the tier II, that stupidly high air drag that will just ruin any sort of gun fight.
The ship is, this time, able to be the fastest at her tier with a theoretical top speed of 42.8 knots so that’s something.
Another big mystery is the torpedo reload that almost doubles with the B hull just from passing from twin to triple launchers which kinda kills the damage output. At least, the torpedoes get the highest damage per hit of all the destroyers at tier III.
As for the concealment, it is on the lower bracket but then again, gunboat destroyers are rarely the stealthiest.
In the end, there is the material for a decent ship but there is still some work to do especially in the gun department (and of course, there is still the missing smoke generator).