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World of Warships Supertest: German Tier X Freemium Submarine U-4501

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Soooo… yeah. Guess we are now on the next step with submarines. Even though the whole balancing of the ship type is an absolute dumpster fire, we are getting our first tier X submarine freemium entering testing.

Historical background

U-4501 was a never-completed submarine of the Type XXVI design. The design was intended as a small high-seas U-boat propelled by the Walter system.

These submarines were following a modular design with the construction of 8 sections in steel construction companies followed by manufacturing in specialized submarine shipyards. The section would then be assembled in a larger shipyard. These submarines were meant to be armed with ten torpedo launchers, four on the bow and 6 on the side, and pointed towards the rear.

In total, an order of 100 units was placed in May 1944 with the various units being named U-4501 to U-4600. By the end of the war, only some sections of U-4501 to U-4504 had been started.

In World of Warships, the U-4501 is somehow breaking all laws of physics with an underwater speed of 41 knots, making it the fastest submarine in the game by far. Meanwhile, the design was only meant to reach 23 knots underwater.

Size comparison – Credits to Ch0m1n

Ship’s preview

Ship’s commemorative flag

Ship’s camouflage

For the classic reminder, this is a ship in testing, anything can change so don’t look at her like she would already be released.






Propulsion: 7 500 HP

Type 10 Mod. A


G7e T4 and G7e T4 MZ

General Characteristics

Health10 200 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction0 %
Displacement926 tons
Overall length56.2 m
Beam5.45 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)4.38 m
Freeboard1.67 m
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range6.300 km
Bow Group 533 mm4 x 1 533 mm
Stern Group 533 mm6 x 1 533 mm
Dive capacity
Battery capacity350 units
Dive capacity depletion1.0 unit/s
Dive capacity recharge rate1.0 unit/s
Surface maneuverability
Maximum speed19.0 knots
Turning radius390 m
Rudder shift time4.9 s
Underwater maneuverability
Maximum speed41.0 knots
Diving plane shift time11.4 s
Maximum dive and ascent speed4.0 m/s
Surface detectability5.72 km
Periscope depth detectability2.0 km
Air detectability2.1 km


Sodar Typ 10 Mod. A
Reloading Time7.0 s
Maximum Distance14.000 km
Ping effect duration on a sector highlighted once25 s
Ping effect duration on a sector highlighted twice65 s
Ping velocity500 m/s
Ping width11 m

Torpedo Armament

4 x 1 Bow group 533 mm
6 x 1 Stern group 533 mm
G7e T4 – Acoustic homing torpedo
Reloading Time91 s
Maximum Distance6.300 km
Damage8 633
Flooding Chance3535%
Speed82 knots
Surface Detectability1.3 km
4 x 1 Bow group 533 mm
6 x 1 Stern group 533 mm
G7e T4 MZ – Standard torpedo
Reloading Time91 s
Maximum Distance6.300 km
Damage12 500
Flooding Chance73%
Speed62 knots
Surface Detectability1.3 km


Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Damage Control Party
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 15 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Preparation time: 300 s
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Submarine spotting range at maximum depth: 7.5 km
Ship bearing: 7.5 km
Interval between ping: 6 s
Reserve Battery Unit
Number of charges: 2
Work time: 30 s
Cooldown: 90 s

The Armor

Light hull armor:

Pressure hull armor:

Personal Opinion

As of right now, U-4501 would seem like a perfect submarine for shotgunning because of its ludicrous underwater speed allowing it to quickly close the distance, drop the front torpedo launchers on target and then chain it with the rear launchers. The thing is that Wargaming recently nerfed shotgunning (thank God) by making the torpedo spread enormous. This could potentially hit 4501 particularly hard.

However, 4501 has an incredibly small HP pool offering very little room for mistakes.

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