World of Warships

Supertest: Pan-European Freemium Tier X Destroyer Småland

Compared to Halland, the Småland trades a Defensive AA Fire for a 7.5 km radar, similar to the one of Yue Yang. She also presents a shorter gun reload but worse torpedoes.

Småland served until 1979 when she was decommissioned and in 1987, she became a museum ship that can still be visited today in Gothenburg.

Characteristics of the line

Currently, the concept of European destroyers brings the following features:

  • Very fast torpedoes with relatively low damage and long-range;
  • Artillery is similar to that of American destroyers: quite effective in close combat but weaker than that of artillery-focused destroyers;
  • The speed of the new destroyers is relatively low: 35 knots at Tiers VII — X. It can be increased by an Engine Boost consumable found in a dedicated slot, giving a standard bonus of 8%;
  • Starting from Tier VII, the AA defense of European destroyers has a large area of effect and deals good damage;
  • Presence of Repair Party: at Tiers V — VIII it is the same as on British destroyers, and at Tiers IX and X this consumable will be active for 4 seconds longer;
  • Starting from Tier VIII, ships are equipped with Surveillance Radar in a dedicated slot. It has an action time of 15 seconds and a range of up to 7.5 km;
  • Lack of Smoke Generator and relatively high detection range: when fighting with other destroyers for key areas it’s better to rely on Surveillance Radar and torpedoes.

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Modules

 

Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

Småland

Propulsion: 58 000 hp

SUO Mk 10 Mod. 1

120 mm/50 Bofors M1950

Torped M1947

Characteristics
GeneralMain BatteryTorpedo TubesAir DefenseConsumables
Tier X
Health 19 200 HP
Displacement 3 400 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 10.450 km
120 mm/50 Bofors M1950 2 x 2 120 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 12.000 km
533 mm Quintuple
533 mm Triple
1 x 5 533 mm
1 x 3 533 mm
Maximum speed 35 kts
Turning Circle Radius 660 m
Rudder Shift Time 4.3 s
Surface Detectability 7.92 km
Air Detectability 3.51 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.86 km

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2 x 2 120 mm/50 Bofors M1950
 Reloading Time 1.8 s
180 Degree Turn Time 7.2 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 31°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 28°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 93 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 120 mm HE M1950
Alpha Damage 1 750 HP
Damage 490 HP
Penetration capacity  19 mm
Explosion size 0.39
Fire chance 8 %
Projectile Speed 825 m/s
Air Drag 0.322
Projectile Mass 23.5
Type of Projectile AP – 120 mm AP M1950
Alpha Damage 2 150 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 825 m/s
Air Drag 0.322
Projectile Mass 23.5
Projectile Krupp 2 400
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
Detonator threshold 20 mm

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1 x 5 533 mm Quintuple
1 x 3 533 mm Triple
Torped M1947
Reloading Time 100 s
Maximum Distance 12.0 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 62°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 61°
Damage 10 700
Flooding Chance 173 %
Speed 86 kt
Surface Detectability 1.8 km

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2 x 2 120 mm/50 Bofors M1950
Sector range 0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 40
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 140
Flak clouds number 6
Flak cloud damage 1 890
1 x 2 57 mm/60 Bofors M1950
6 x 1 40 mm/70 Bofors M1948
Sector range 0.1 km – 5.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 97
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 340
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

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The Småland has the classic high tier destroyer armor. The hull is 19 mm thick, the superstructure is 13 mm thick and the turrets are 6 mm thick.

Personal Opinion

The different trade-offs that Småland presents compared to Halland are quite interesting. Even though she gets worse concealment than her sister ship, the additional radar and short gun reload will definitely make her a very strong destroyer hunter, especially considering that she can happily take gunfight because of her Repair Party. She might be too good but we will see how it goes.

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3 comments

  1. So they gavr this one the actual quintuple and triple torpedo launcher the class had, but the tech tree version has an ahistorical 2×4 configuration… I don’t get it.

    1. Absolutely no idea. Considering the fact that now, tier IX premiums cost 1 million free XP, wouldn’t surprise me to see something like 1.5 million for her and Hayate.

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