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Supertest: Japanese Tier VII Premium Destroyer Yuudachi

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Continuing our exploration of the new ships’ statistics, let’s have a look at the Yuudachi, the tier VII Japanese destroyer.
Why do I already fear a spam of “Poi~” in the game’s chat or on Reddit when the ship will be released?….

Anyway, the Yuudachi was the 4th ship of the Shiratsuyu-class of Japanese destroyer built under the “Circle One” Program.

The ship served during World War II and took part in the invasion of the Philippines. She will later take part in operations in the  Netherlands East Indies, including the invasions of Tarakan, Balikpapan and eastern Java. She would also participate in the Battle of the Java Sea during which she engaged enemy destroyers and cruisers.
In 1942, Yuudachi was assigned to “Tokyo Express” high-speed transport runs to Guadalcanal and assisted in the sinking of the destroyers USS Gregory and USS Little.

It is during the battle of Guadalcanal that she will meet her end. The problem is that the reports of her actions during the battle are a bit confusing so nobody can say accurately what happened to her during the battle.
After scoring a hit on the USS Portland with her torpedoes, her sailors mistook the destroyer USS Sterett as an allied ship and used the ship’s recognition signals. The Sterett then proceeded to fire at Yuudachi hitting the ship’s boilers and leaving her dead in the water.
To boost the morale of the crew, it was ordered to raise a white sail (that might have helped the ship to keep moving I guess?) that turned out to be interpreted as a white flag to surrender by the U.S. warships which angered the Americans when the ship kept firing. The captain of the USS Portland then ordered to the gunnery officer to “sink the S.O.B.”

As for World of Warships, the ship was announced to carry similar torpedoes to the Asashio, AKA deep-water torpedoes only able to hit battleships and aircraft carriers. However, for now, she has standard (and pretty underwhelming) torpedoes so not sure what is going on.

3D Preview

Modules
Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

Yudachi

Propulsion: 42 000 HP

Type7 mod. 1

127 mm/50 3rd Year Type

Type90

Please Note
All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.
Characteristics
GeneralMain BatteryTorpedo TubesAir DefenseConsumables
TierVII
Health13 200 HP
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range11.810 km
127 mm/50 3rd Year Type mod. C
127 mm/50 3rd Year Type
2 x 2 127 mm
1 x 1 127 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range15.000 km
610 mm Quad2 x 4 610 mm
Maximum speed34 kt
Turning Circle Radius570 m
Rudder Shift Time3.4 s
Surface Detectability6.48 km
Air Detectability2.784 km
Detectability After Firing Main Gus in Smoke2.4 km

2 × 2 127 mm/50 3rd Year Type mod. C
1 x 1 127 mm/50 3rd Year Type
 Reloading Time9.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time30.0 s
Optimal fronfiring angle
30°
Optimal rear firing angle30°
Sigma2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion104 m
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE
Alpha Damage2 150 HP
Damage470 HP
HE penetration20 mm
Explosion Size0.41
Chance to Cause Fire9 %
Projectile Speed915 m/s
Air Drag0.334
Projectile Mass23
Projectile Krupp450
Type of ProjectileAP
Alpha Damage2 200 HP
Chance to Cause Fire-0.5 %
Projectile Speed915 m/s
Air Drag0.334
Projectile Mass23
Projectile Krupp2 266
Projectile Detonator0.03 s

2 x 4 610 mm Quad
Reloading Time101 s
Maximum Distance15.0 km
Optimal fronfiring angle60°
Optimal rear firing angle61°
Damage17233
Speed57 kt
Surface Detectability2.5 km

2 x 1 40 mm “HI” Type91
Sector range1.0 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance93 %
Sector’s damage90
Sector’s damage frequency3.39 s
Sector’s damage per second27
Flak clouds number1
Flak cloud damage560
Sector reinforcement
Sector reinforcement bonus+50%
Sector reinforcement time5 s
Sector reinforcement shift time5 s

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 240 s
Radius: 450 m
Lifetime: 85s
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 120 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Boost: +8% maximum speed
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 160 s
Radius: 450 m
Lifetime: 85s
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 120 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Boost: +8% maximum speed

The armor analysis

Yuudachi.JPG

As a tier VII destroyer, Yuudachi possesses the classic tier VII destroyer armor. The hull is 16 mm thick, the superstructure is 10 mm thick and the turrets are protected by 20 mm of armor.

Personal opinion on the ship

Since the ship is supposed to get Asashio-like torpedoes, this is a big nope for me. I simply hate the concept of these torpedoes that limit your target choice a lot.

As for the rest, the ship’s statistics are overall superior to those of a fully researched Shiratsuyu except for the main battery reload (9 s vs 7.5 s).

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