The Östergötland-class was a group of 4 destroyers built for the Swedish Navy in the late 1950s. They were smaller and less capable than the preceding Halland class and were decommissioned in 1982. The ships of this class were the last destroyers built by Sweden in the 20th century. They were sometimes referred to as Light destroyers.
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.
Gun Fire Control System
Propulsion: 44 000 hp
SUO Mk 9 Mod. 1
120 mm/50 Bofors M1942
SUO Mk 9 Mod. 2
As usual, I will cover the stats of the stock and fully upgraded versions of the ship.
The Östergötland 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.
-Third best concealment at this tier behind Yuugumo and Chung Mu.
-Very good firepower, almost on par with Friesland.
-Torps with an absurd speed of 86 knots and 15 km range.
-Relatively low HP pool but compensated by Repair Parties.
I won’t lie, I’m quite hyped by this ship and hope that I will be able to enjoy it as much as I enjoy the Friesland. The lack of smoke will of course be an issue but I’m sure that it won’t be too hard to work around it.