World of Warships

Supertest: Pan-EU Tier VIII Premium Destroyer Orkan

ORP Orkan (“Windstorm”) was an M-class destroyer of the Polish Navy. Initially launched as HMS Myrmidon on 2nd March 1942, the ship was transferred to the Free Polish Navy based in Britain in December 1942.

In early 1943, Orkan served in the Arctic, escorting convoys to Russia and was later transferred to the North Atlantic. In July 1943, she transferred the body of the Polish Supreme Chief General Władysław Sikorski from Gibraltar to England.

It’s on 8 October 1943 that her story would end. As she was escorting the convoy SC 143, the ship was hit by a torpedo from the submarine U-378 and quickly sank. Out of the 223 men on board, only 44 survived, rescued by HMS Musketeer.

In World of Warships, Orkan follows a similar concept to the Småland at Tier X. Unlike the tech-tree Pan-EU destroyers, she has access to a Surveillance radar consumable that is backed up by strong firepower.
Just like Lightning, her turrets can also turn at 360° which will make it even better for fighting enemy destroyers while actively dodging. However, compared to her, she trades a torpedo launcher for… a single 102 mm gun that works as a secondary battery…

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Modules
Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

Orkan

Propulsion: 48 000 hp

SUO Mk 8 Mod. 1

120 mm/50 QF Mk XI

‎Torped M1943

Characteristics
GeneralMain BatterySecondariesTorpedo TubesAir DefenseConsumables
Tier VIII
Health 15 700 HP
Displacement 2 661 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 11.610 km
120 mm/50 QF Mk XI 3 x 2 120 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 5.000 km
102 mm/45 Mk V 1 x 1 102 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 12.000 km
533 mm QR Mk IV 1 x 4 533 mm
Maximum speed 35 kts
Turning Circle Radius 590 m
Rudder Shift Time 3.7 s
Surface Detectability 7.02 km
Air Detectability 3.05 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.50 km

gun

3 x 2 120 mm/50 QF Mk XI
 Reloading Time 4.5 s
180 Degree Turn Time 9.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 20°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 40°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 102 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 120 mm HE 62LBS
Alpha Damage 1 750 HP
Damage 520 HP
Penetration capacity  19 mm
Explosion size 0.41
Fire chance 9 %
Projectile Speed 774 m/s
Air Drag 0.343
Projectile Mass 28.12
Type of Projectile AP – 120 mm AP 62LBS
Alpha Damage 2 250 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 774 m/s
Air Drag 0.343
Projectile Mass 28.12
Projectile Krupp 2 300
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
Detonator threshold 20 mm

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1 x 1 102 mm/45 Mk V
Reloading Time 4.0 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 102 mm HE 35 lb
Alpha Damage 1 500 HP
Damage 310 HP
HE penetration 16 mm
Explosion Size 0.3
Chance to Cause Fire 6 %
Projectile Speed 811 m/s
Air Drag 0.33
Projectile Mass 15.88

torp

 

1 x 4 533 mm QR Mk IV
Torped M1943
Reloading Time 70 s
Maximum Distance 12.0 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 58°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 54°
Damage 10 700
Flooding Chance 173 %
Speed 76 kt
Surface Detectability 1.6 km

sec

 

3 x 2 120 mm/50 QF Mk XI
1 x 1 102 mm/45 Mk V
Sector range 0.1 km – 5.2 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 10
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 35
Flak clouds number 1
Flak cloud damage 1 260
1 x 4 40 mm/39 QF Mk VII
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 10
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 35
6 x 1 20 mm Oerlikon Mk IV
Sector range 0.1 km – 2.5 km
Hit chance  95 %
Sector’s damage 20
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 70
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Damage Control Party I
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Engine Boost I
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 120 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Boost: +8% speed
Repair Party I
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 120 s
HP regeneration time: 1% HP/s
Surveillance Radar I
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 15 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Ship spotting distance: 7.5 km
Damage Control Party II
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Engine Boost II
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 120 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Boost: +8% speed
Repair Party II
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration time: 1% HP/s
Surveillance Radar II
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Ship spotting distance: 7.5 km

The armor

armor

The Orkan presents the classic armor that you can expect on a tier VIII destroyer. Her hull is 19 mm thick, the superstructure is 13 mm thick and the turrets are covered with 6 mm of armor.

Personal opinion

As a destroyer hunter, this ship definitely looks promising. The strong firepower combined with the Surveillance Radar and Repair Party will definitely allow her to take down enemy destroyers without too many troubles unless we are talking about some of the Tier X ones that would eat her alive.

For the rest… I still hate the lack of a Smoke Generator and having only a single torpedo launcher will certainly be an issue sometimes.

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