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Supertest: French Tier IV Premium Destroyer Siroco

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To wrap up the French destroyers analysis, let’s have a look at the Siroco, the tier IV premium (no this article isn’t coming late at all).

The Siroco is a Bourrasque-class destroyer of the French navy. She was completed in 1927. The ship took part in the evacuation of Dunkerque but was hit by torpedoes from the German S-boats S-23 and S-26 and sank. Of the 930 troops and crew aboard, 660 were killed.

Oui oui, Les gimmicks

First of all, the French are artillery destroyers with Engine Boost, giving + 20% to the speed and Main Battery Reload consumable, accelerating the reload of the main caliber guns by 50%. When fighting in them, it is necessary to properly use the advantage in speed and the ability over a short period of time to significantly increase firepower. They have good armor-piercing shells, which at high tiers can cause damage directly to the citadel of light cruisers from a distance of 8–10 km and heavy cruisers from a distance of 6–7 km. An inconsiderate cruiser, presenting broadside, can become an easy target!

A nice addition will be torpedoes with an average range of 8 km, but an impressive speed of 75 knots.

The main difference is the lack of the seemingly standard and basic consumable for destroyers, Smoke Generator. But, given the fact that the destroyer at tier X can achieve speeds of up to 55 knots, this deficiency can be partly compensated for with skillful maneuvering and speed changes. In addition, the hit points of the French destroyers are allocated in the same manner as the test destroyer L’effronté (Le Terrible). This system allows destroyers to live longer under intense enemy fire.

To sum up, we can say that this new concept of destroyers is more suited to those who prefer speed and an artillery heavy style of play, and for the successful implementation of all their strengths, commanders will need to develop two skills: competent positioning and a “Hit and Run” style of combat.

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Modules

 

Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

Siroco

Propulsion: 33 000 Hp

PCA n° 4 Mle 1

130 mm/40 Mle 1919

550 mm 23DT

Characteristics
GeneralMain BatteryTorpedo TubesAir DefenseConsumables
TierIV
Health11 700 HP
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range11.810 km
130 mm/40 Mle 19194 x 1 130 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range9.000 km
550 mm tube lance-torpilles2 x 3 550 mm
Maximum speed33 kt
Turning Circle Radius550 m
Rudder Shift Time3.0  s
Surface Detectability6.84 km
Air Detectability3.36 km
Detectability After Firing Main Gus in Smoke2.6 km

4 x 1 130 mm/40 Mle 1919
 Reloading Time6.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time18.0 s
Optimal fronfiring angle
47°
Optimal rear firing angle55°
Sigma2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion104 m
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE
Alpha Damage1 900 HP
Damage570 HP
HE penetration21 mm
Explosion Size045
Chance to Cause Fire9 %
Projectile Speed725 m/s
Air Drag0.323
Projectile Mass34.85
Projectile Krupp1
Type of ProjectileAP
Alpha Damage2  300 HP
Chance to Cause Fire-0.5 %
Projectile Speed725 m/s
Air Drag0.323
Projectile Mass32.05
Projectile Krupp1 803
Projectile Detonator0.025 s

2 x 3 550 mm tube lance-torpilles
Reloading Time90 s
Maximum Distance9.0 km
Optimal fronfiring angle60°
Optimal rear firing angle59°
Damage14 833
Speed60 kt
Surface Detectability1.3 km

2 x 1 37 mm/50 CAS Mle 1925
Sector range0.9 km – 3.0 km
Hit chance85 %
Sector’s damage40
Sector’s damage frequency3.62 s
Sector’s damage per second11
Flak clouds number1
Flak cloud damage210
2 x 2 13.2 mm/76 CAD Mle 1929
Sector range0.1 km – 0.9 km
Hit chance81 %
Sector’s damage70
Sector’s damage frequency2.39 s
Sector’s damage per second29
Sector reinforcement
Sector reinforcement bonus+50%
Sector reinforcement time5 s
Sector reinforcement shift time5 s
Slot 1
Slot 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 120 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Boost: +20% maximum speed
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 120 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Boost: +20% maximum speed

The armor

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The Siroco is protected by 10 mm of armor for both the hull and the superstructure. The gun mounts are however only protected by 3 mm of armor.

Personal opinion on the ship

This ship is basically a carbon copy of the Bourrasque. There are some tiny differences in terms of firing angles for example of the maneuverability but except that, it’s just the same ship as Bourrasque.

I’m not sure of the purpose of the ship here… She doesn’t have anything special, she doesn’t really have a nice history. If it doesn’t change at all, I would expect her to be one of these ships that you get for free and then sit in your port taking the rust.

15,466 thoughts on “Supertest: French Tier IV Premium Destroyer Siroco

  1. Wasn’t this ship going to be at tier V?

  2. They announced her as a tier V but in the game files, she is a tier IV. It would make much more sense since she is a carbon copy of a tier IV ship.

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