Here we go with the tier V of the French destroyers line, the Jaguar. (I don’t think that I need to tell you how to pronounce it.)
The Jaguar is part of the Chacal-class of French destroyers built during the 1920s. The ships were designed to counter the large Italian destroyers of the Leone-class.
The Jaguar served as the leader of various destroyer units. At the start of World War 2, she was assigned to convoy escort in the Atlantic until she was badly damaged after a collision in January 1940. After her repairs, she took part in the Battle of France in May 1940. Unfortunately, she was torpedoed by German E-boats on 23 May and was forced to beach herself. The ship was declared unrepairable and was abandoned.
The Jaguar 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
Now, that’s an interesting ship. The HP pool on the B hull is by far the highest at tier V for a destroyer with the closest being 13 100 HP for Nicholas and Gremyashchy.
The firepower is also relatively impressive (much better than the competitors like Podvoisky or Gremyashchy) except for the firing angles that overall once again are just horrendous and once again, I can’t figure out why.
The torpedoes are still very strong themselves with very good range, speed and damage but the reload is still fairly high.
In terms of speed, with engine boost and flag, the ship can go over 44 knots which is reasonable.
Overall, that’s the most promising of the low tiers so far.