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Supertest: German Tier IX Premium Destroyer ZF-6

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Soooo… the ZF-6… before I talk about it, let’s first talk about ZF2/ZF6 as it was historically.

ZF2, initially referred to as ZF6 by the Germans, was the uncompleted hull of L’Opiniâtre, an uncompleted Le Hardi-class destroyer of the French Marine Nationale. The idea was to arm the ship with 5 single gunshield-protected 128 mm guns and 2 quadruple torpedo launchers.

In the end, work on that hull was never completed and the hull was demolished in 1944 to be later scrapped at the end of the war.

ZF-6… from what I could gather, it would be based on the TA 34 (II) which was the uncompleted hull of a 1938/1938 Bis Improved Le Hardi-class, also captured by the Germans. This would make sense as the dimensions of the ZF-6 (overall length, beam, freeboard and full displacement tonnage) do fit those of the improved Le Hardi as well as its engine power.

The only thing that wouldn’t really fit is the choice of the guns and mounts for the main battery but at this point… let’s just let it go.

For the classic reminder, this is a ship in testing, anything can change so don’t look at her like she would already be released.

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Modules
Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

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ZF-6

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Propulsion: 62 000 hp

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FKS Typ 10 Mod. 1

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 128 mm/61 KM40 on a Tbts LC/44 mount

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 G7a T1 Ausf. B

Commemorative flag for the ship

General Characteristics

TierIX
Health17 000 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction0 %
Displacement2 920 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range11.860 km
128 mm/61 KM40 on a Tbts LC/44 mount
128 mm/61 KM40 on an LDrh LC/44 mount
3 x 1 128 mm
1 x 2 128 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range8.000 km
533 mm Vierling
2 x 4 533 mm
Maximum speed35 knots
Turning Circle Radius670 m
Rudder Shift Time3.9 s
Surface Detectability7.42 km
Air Detectability3.2 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke2.79 km

Main Battery

3 x 1 128 mm/61 KM40 on a Tbts LC/44 mount
1 x 2 128 mm/61 KM40 on an LDrh LC/44 mount
 Maximum Firing Range11.860 km
 Reloading Time5 s
180 Degree Turn Time18 s
Optimal firing angles at the front30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear30°
Sigma2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion104 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 128 mm Spr.Gr.
Alpha Damage1 450 HP
Damage460 HP
Penetration capacity 32 mm
Explosion size0.41
Fire chance6 %
Projectile Speed880 m/s
Air Drag0.303
Projectile Mass26 kg
Type of ProjectileAP – 128 mm P.Spr.Gr.
Alpha Damage2 950 HP
Projectile Speed880 m/s
Air drag0.303
Projectile Mass26
Projectile Krupp1 640
Projectile Detonator0.01s
Detonator Threshold21 mm
Ricochet Angles60° – 67.5°

Torpedo Armament

 

2 x 4 533 mm Vierling
G7a T1 Ausf. B
Reloading Time120 s
Maximum Distance8.000 km
Optimal firing angles at the front50°
Optimal firing angles at the rear49°
Damage18 400
Flooding Chance311 %
Speed75 kt
Surface Detectability1.8 km

Anti-air Armament

3 x 1 128 mm/61 KM40 on a Tbts LC/44 mount
1 x 2 128 mm/61 KM40 on an LDrh LC/44 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage15
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second53
Flak clouds number3
Flak cloud damage1 540
2 x 1 55 mm/77 Gerät 58 on a single mount
Sector range0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage20
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second70
2 x 2 30 mm/45 Flak 103/38 on a twin mount
2 x 4 30 mm/45 Flak 103/38 on a quadruple mount
Sector range0.1 km – 3.0 km
Hit chance95 %
Sector’s damage33
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second116

Consumables

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Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Slot 5
Damage Control Party
consumable_PCY009_CrashCrewPremiumWork time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Smoke Generator
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 160 s
Smoke radius: 450 m
Smoke duration: 73 s
Engine Boost
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 120 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Boost: +8% maximum speed
Main Battery Reload Booster
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 15 s
Cooldown: 100 s
Boost: -50% main battery reload time
Defensive AA Fire
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Continuous Damage: +50%
Damage from shell explosions: +300%

The Armor

The ZF-6 presents the classic armor protection of tier IX destroyers.

Personal Opinion

Well right now, the ship honestly looks solid.

The firepower with the reload booster will be very nice, the torps are the same as those of the high-tier French destroyers but with 8 of them and the concealment is also quite good.

I’m honestly looking forward to get my hands on her even though I can already see her getting nerfed.

15,466 thoughts on “Supertest: German Tier IX Premium Destroyer ZF-6

  1. Interesting… KM40 was a land-based flak gun (FlaK 40) and the most I could find quickly that there was only paper-projects for on-board usage. I am curious if this is a WG-dev-brainfart … ooor they found some REAL documents in the Militärarchiv

  2. Just for the total confusion: in WoWS “KM40” guns used namely on Aegir, Siegfried, Odin, F.d.G, GK and Gneisenau 2nd hull – the turret model of those resembles of the LDrh LC/38 150mm turret; that was used on Type36A destroyers (and planned for “O” cl*** aka. Aegir, Siegfried…)
    As we know: WG has “highly skilled historical specialists” and they do “(as much as) historical content”

  3. It does have navalized mount called “LM40” (plus RPC mount prototype was in process before war end) but idk why they don’t use it?

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