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Supertest: German Tier VIII Premium Destroyer Z-35

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The Z-35 was the lead ship of the Type 1936 B destroyers from the Kriegsmarine. She was launched in October 1942 and commissioned in September 1943.

The ship had a fairly short career, consisting mostly of shore bombardment operations on Soviet positions, escorting convoys and laying minefields.
Z-35 met a quite… explosive fate in December 1944. As the flagship of captain Freidrich Kothe, commanding the 6. Zerstörerflotille consisting of Z-35, Z-36, Z-43 and the torpedo boats T-23 and T-28, she was tasked to lay a minefield between the Estonian coast and an existing minefield slightly further out to sea. However, a navigation mistake lead to Z-35 and Z-36 entered a nearby minefield and both ships sank. Only 70 crewmen of the Z-35 survived.

In World of Warships, the Z-35 is an oddball among German destroyers. She has the “1/4 caliber” HE penetration rule unlike the others, the same kind of smoke as the British destroyers but in return, gets the same torpedoes as the German cruiser with a range of only 6 km.


As usual, everything that you will see here is, of course, a work in progress.


Gun Fire Control System
Main battery


Propulsion: 70 000 hp

FKS Typ 8 Mod. 1

128 mm L/45 LC/34

G7a T1
GeneralMain BatteryTorpedo TubesAir DefenseConsumables
Health 19 100 HP
Displacement 3 542 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 12.120 km
128 mm L/45 LC/34 5 x 1 128 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.000 km
533 mm Vierling
2 x 4 533 mm
Maximum speed 36.5 kts
Turning Circle Radius 670 m
Rudder Shift Time 4.4 s
Surface Detectability 7.92 km
Air Detectability 3.7 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.99 km


5 x 1 128 mm L/45 LC/34
 Maximum Firing Range 12.120 km
 Reloading Time 3.4 s
180 Degree Turn Time 22.5 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 32°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 47°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 106 m
Type of Projectile  HE – 128 mm Spr.Gr.
Alpha Damage 1 500 HP
Damage 460 HP
Penetration capacity  32 mm
Explosion size 0.41
Fire chance 6 %
Projectile Speed 830 m/s
Air Drag 0.345
Projectile Mass 28 kg
Type of Projectile AP – 128 mm P.Spr.Gr.
Alpha Damage 3 000 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 830 m/s
Air Drag 0.345
Projectile Mass 28 kg
Projectile Krupp 1 640
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
Detonator threshold 21 mm


2 x 4 533 mm Vierling
G7a T1
Reloading Time 90 s
Maximum Distance 6.0 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 40°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 60°
Damage 13 700
Flooding Chance 227 %
Speed 64 kt
Surface Detectability 1.3 km


5 x 2 37 mm Flak LM/42
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 35
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 123
1 x 1 20 mm 20 mm Flak 38
2 x 4 20 mm Flakvierling 38
Sector range 0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance  95 %
Sector’s damage 12
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 42
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Smoke Generator
Number of charges: 6
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 70 s
Smoke duration: 40 s
Hydroacoustic Search
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Ships spotting range: 5.0 km
Torpedoes spotting range: 3.5 km

The armor


The Z-35 has the standard armor of tier VIII destroyers. The hull armor is 19 mm thick while the superstructure and gun shields are 13 mm thick.

Personal opinion

Overall, the concept is fairly interesting. The ship ends up being heavily focused on her firepower and she does have a pretty good effective DPM with the improved HE penetration. Farming battleships with this will be fun, especially with the smoke on demand of the British destroyers.
For the torpedoes, except for bum rushing battleships, I don’t think that they will see much action.

The concealment is sadly the same as on the Z-23 so nothing great compared to the other Tier VIII destroyers.

1 thought on “Supertest: German Tier VIII Premium Destroyer Z-35

  1. i m kinda get mini heart attack when saw “tier IX” on picture wwwwww

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