World of Warships

Supertest: Pan-European Tier VI Destroyer Västerås

Well for this ship, the background will be quite easy, I sadly have none to present to you.

I really didn’t find anything about that design and the same goes for the Tier VII. All we know is that it’s a Swedish design.

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

Västerås (A)

Propulsion: 41 000 hp

SUO Mk 6 Mod. 1

120 mm/50 Bofors M1924

Torped M1924 mod 1

Västerås (B)

SUO Mk 6 Mod. 2

As usual, I will cover the stats of the stock and fully upgraded versions of the ship.

Characteristics

Stock ship

GeneralMain BatteryAir DefenseTorpedo TubesConsumables
Tier VI
Health 11 000 HP
Displacement 1 610 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 9.010 km
120 mm/50 Bofors M1924 3 x 2 120 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 10.000 km
533 mm Triple 2 x 3 533 mm
Maximum speed 38 kts
Turning Circle Radius 590 m
Rudder Shift Time 4.26 s
Surface Detectability 7.66 km
Air Detectability 3.24 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.75 km

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3 x 2 120 mm/50 Bofors M1924
 Reloading Time 6.5 s
180 Degree Turn Time 18.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 35°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 81 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 120 mm HE M1936
Alpha Damage 1 700 HP
Damage 500 HP
Penetration capacity  19 mm
Explosion size 0.4
Fire chance 8 %
Projectile Speed 900 m/s
Air Drag 0.318
Projectile Mass 24
Type of Projectile AP – 120 mm AP M1936
Alpha Damage 2 000 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 900 m/s
Air Drag 0.318
Projectile Mass 21
Projectile Krupp 1 721
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
Detonator threshold 20 mm

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3 x 1 40 mm/60 Bofors M1936
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 18
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 63
2 x 1 20 mm/60 Madsen M1938
Sector range 0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance 95 %
Sector’s damage 27
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 95

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2 x 3 533 mm Triple
Torped M1924 mod 1
Reloading Time 55 s
Maximum Distance 10.0 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 54°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 53°
Damage 7 533
Flooding Chance 119 %
Speed 65 kt
Surface Detectability 1.4 km

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
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: 1
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 120 s
HP regeneration time: 1% HP/s
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: 2
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration time: 1% HP/s

Fully Upgraded Ship

GeneralMain BatteryAir DefenseTorpedo TubesConsumables
Tier VI
Health 12 100 HP
Displacement 1 880 tons
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 9.911 km
120 mm/50 Bofors M1924 3 x 2 120 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 10.000 km
533 mm Triple 2 x 3 533 mm
Maximum speed 38 kts
Turning Circle Radius 590 m
Rudder Shift Time 3.00 s
Surface Detectability 7.66 km
Air Detectability 3.24 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.75 km

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3 x 2 120 mm/50 Bofors M1924
 Reloading Time 6.5 s
180 Degree Turn Time 18.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 35°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 89 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 120 mm HE M1936
Alpha Damage 1 700 HP
Damage 500 HP
Penetration capacity  19 mm
Explosion size 0.4
Fire chance 8 %
Projectile Speed 900 m/s
Air Drag 0.318
Projectile Mass 24
Type of Projectile AP – 120 mm AP M1936
Alpha Damage 2 000 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 900 m/s
Air Drag 0.318
Projectile Mass 21
Projectile Krupp 1 721
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
Detonator threshold 20 mm

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3 x 2 40 mm/60 Bofors M1936
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 22
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 88
2 x 1 25 mm/64 Bofors M1932
Sector range 0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance 95 %
Sector’s damage 5
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 18

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2 x 3 533 mm Triple
Torped M1924 mod 1
Reloading Time 55 s
Maximum Distance 10.0 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 54°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 53°
Damage 7 533
Flooding Chance 119 %
Speed 65 kt
Surface Detectability 1.4 km

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
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: 1
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 120 s
HP regeneration time: 1% HP/s
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: 2
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration time: 1% HP/s

The armor

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For the armor, the hull is 16 mm thick, the superstructure is 13 mm thick and the gunshields are 7 mm thick.

Personal Opinion

Well… the conclusion isn’t better than the previous ships… Her HP pool is on the lower end of the spectrum but at least, her firepower is actually decent compared to the other destroyers at Tier VI. The only ships with worst spotting range by sea are Guépard and Aigle but it’s only an 800 m advantage and Västerås isn’t the most suited to fight these.

The Västerås is just yet another disappointing ship in this line, not much to say except that.

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