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Supertest: Pan-EU Tier VIII Premium Destroyer Orkan

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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
TierVIII
Health15 700 HP
Displacement2 661 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range11.610 km
120 mm/50 QF Mk XI3 x 2 120 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range5.000 km
102 mm/45 Mk V1 x 1 102 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range12.000 km
533 mm QR Mk IV1 x 4 533 mm
Maximum speed35 kts
Turning Circle Radius590 m
Rudder Shift Time3.7 s
Surface Detectability7.02 km
Air Detectability3.05 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke2.50 km

gun

3 x 2 120 mm/50 QF Mk XI
 Reloading Time4.5 s
180 Degree Turn Time9.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front20°
Optimal firing angles at the rear40°
Sigma2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion102 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 120 mm HE 62LBS
Alpha Damage1 750 HP
Damage520 HP
Penetration capacity 19 mm
Explosion size0.41
Fire chance9 %
Projectile Speed774 m/s
Air Drag0.343
Projectile Mass28.12
Type of ProjectileAP – 120 mm AP 62LBS
Alpha Damage2 250 HP
Chance to Cause Fire-0.5 %
Projectile Speed774 m/s
Air Drag0.343
Projectile Mass28.12
Projectile Krupp2 300
Projectile Detonator0.01 s
Detonator threshold20 mm

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1 x 1 102 mm/45 Mk V
Reloading Time4.0 s
Sigma1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – 102 mm HE 35 lb
Alpha Damage1 500 HP
Damage310 HP
HE penetration16 mm
Explosion Size0.3
Chance to Cause Fire6 %
Projectile Speed811 m/s
Air Drag0.33
Projectile Mass15.88

torp

 

1 x 4 533 mm QR Mk IV
Torped M1943
Reloading Time70 s
Maximum Distance12.0 km
Optimal firing angles at the front58°
Optimal firing angles at the rear54°
Damage10 700
Flooding Chance173 %
Speed76 kt
Surface Detectability1.6 km

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3 x 2 120 mm/50 QF Mk XI
1 x 1 102 mm/45 Mk V
Sector range0.1 km – 5.2 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage10
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second35
Flak clouds number1
Flak cloud damage1 260
1 x 4 40 mm/39 QF Mk VII
Sector range0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage10
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second35
6 x 1 20 mm Oerlikon Mk IV
Sector range0.1 km – 2.5 km
Hit chance 95 %
Sector’s damage20
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second70
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.