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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

Tier IX
Health 17 000 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 0 %
Displacement 2 920 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 11.860 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 Range 8.000 km
533 mm Vierling
2 x 4 533 mm
Maximum speed 35 knots
Turning Circle Radius 670 m
Rudder Shift Time 3.9 s
Surface Detectability 7.42 km
Air Detectability 3.2 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.79 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 Range 11.860 km
 Reloading Time 5 s
180 Degree Turn Time 18 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 30°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 104 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 128 mm Spr.Gr.
Alpha Damage 1 450 HP
Damage 460 HP
Penetration capacity  32 mm
Explosion size 0.41
Fire chance 6 %
Projectile Speed 880 m/s
Air Drag 0.303
Projectile Mass 26 kg
Type of Projectile AP – 128 mm P.Spr.Gr.
Alpha Damage 2 950 HP
Projectile Speed 880 m/s
Air drag 0.303
Projectile Mass 26
Projectile Krupp 1 640
Projectile Detonator 0.01s
Detonator Threshold 21 mm
Ricochet Angles 60° – 67.5°

Torpedo Armament

 

2 x 4 533 mm Vierling
G7a T1 Ausf. B
Reloading Time 120 s
Maximum Distance 8.000 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 50°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 49°
Damage 18 400
Flooding Chance 311 %
Speed 75 kt
Surface Detectability 1.8 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 range 0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 15
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 53
Flak clouds number 3
Flak cloud damage 1 540
2 x 1 55 mm/77 Gerät 58 on a single mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 20
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 70
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 range 0.1 km – 3.0 km
Hit chance 95 %
Sector’s damage 33
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 116

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.

3 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

    1. 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” class aka. Aegir, Siegfried…)
      As we know: WG has “highly skilled historical specialists” and they do “(as much as) historical content”

  2. 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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