Duchaffault: Tier VI French Destroyer 1942

Destroyer Duchaffault

flag shipicon Duchaffault: Tier VI French Destroyer 1942

One of the Soldati-class destroyers built in Italy in the 1930s and 40s, formerly known as Legionario. During World War II, she participated in operations to intercept convoys, ensure the transition of the battle fleet, and deliver supplies for Italian troops. In 1948, she was transferred to France as part of reparations and renamed Duchaffault. She differed from the French destroyers in the caliber of her guns: Duchaffault was equipped with Italian 120 mm guns and 533 mm torpedo launchers.

{tocify} $title={Table of Contents}
Flip your mobile device to landscape for better viewing.

Key Features of the new French Destroyers

Tier V and Above:
The new French destroyer line starts from Tier V and includes six ships.

All-Round Capabilities:
These destroyers are designed to be versatile, with good main battery and torpedo armaments.

Torpedo Strength:
The torpedoes on these ships are particularly strong, with high base damage, speed, and range.

Main Battery:
The main guns offer reasonable damage per minute and solid shell damage.

A unique saturation mechanic allows these destroyers to take reduced damage after a certain threshold, enhancing their durability.

Emergency Engine Power:
This consumable provides a short burst of high speed, similar to the Ragnar’s ability.

However, there are trade-offs:

Torpedo Damage Drop-off:
The torpedoes lose damage over distance, dealing high damage up to 6 kilometers, then diminishing.

Main Battery Ballistics:
The shell ballistics are poor, making long-range engagements challenging.

Speed and Smoke:
These ships have a lower base speed and no access to the Smoke Generator consumable.


Close-Range Combat:
The design encourages close-range, surprise attacks.

Short Skirmishes:
They excel in brief confrontations, thanks to their saturation mechanic and Emergency Engine Power.

Avoid Prolonged Battles:
Extended fights can be risky without consumables available.

Duchaffault Info

Ship Name: flag shipicon VI Duchaffault
Level: 6
Paper Ship: No
Class: Soldati-class destroyer
WG Introduction: April 5th, 2024
Status during tests and early access: shipicon Special Ship
Status when Final: shipicon Researchable
Cost when Final: image 35 600  CREDITS 3 200 000
Estimated Release: 13.5/6
Nation: flag France
Devs Status: Work in Progress


Hit Points: 14,300 hp
Overall: 6-16 mm
Side Plating: 16 mm
Deck Plating: 16 mm
Bottom: 16 mm
Turret Plating: 6 mm
Superstructure: 10 mm
Tonnage: 2,460 t

Main Battery Armament:

2x2 120 mm/50 Ansaldo Model 1937 on a Model 1937:
1x1 120 mm/50 Ansaldo Model 1937 on a Model 1940:
Max Range: 11.4 km
Reload: 5.9 s
Minimum Shell Type Switching Time: 5.9 s
180° Turn Time: 12.9 s
Dispersion at Max Range: 100 m
Sigma: 2.0σ

Shell Types

HE Shells

5x 120 mm proiettili HE Mle 0:
Max HE Shell Damage: 1700
Alpha Piercing HE: 20.0 mm
Ammo Type: High Explosive
Shell Air Drag: 0.3812
Shell Always Ricochet At: 60.0°
Normalization: 68.0°
Shell Detonator: 0.001
Shell Detonator Threshold: 2.0
Shell Diameter: 120 mm
Shell Krupp: 480.0
Shell Mass: 23.15 kg
Shell Ricochet: 91.0°
Shell Velocity: 950.0 m/s
Burn Probability: 7%

AP Shells

5x 120 mm proiettili AP Mle 0:
Maximum AP shell damage: 2300
Ammo Type: Armor Piercing
Shell Air Drag: 0.4281
Shell Always Ricochet At: 60.0°
Normalization: 10.0°
Shell Detonator: 0.01
Shell Detonator Threshold: 20.0 mm
Shell Diameter: 120 mm
Shell Krupp: 2000.0
Shell Mass: 26.0
Shell Ricochet At: 45.0°
AP Shell initial velocity: 950.0 m/s

Depth Charges:

Maximum damage: 3000
Charges: 2
Bombs per charge: 6
Reload time: 40 s


2×3 533 mm tubo lanciasiluri/Si 270 G2 Mle 1:
Range: 9.0 km
Reload: 87 s
Alpha Damage: 9,433
Speed: 67 kts
180 degree turn time: 7.2 s
Torpedo detectability: 1.4 km

AA Defence:

Short Range:

4x2 20 mm/65 Breda Model 1935 on a Model 1935 mount:
4x1 20 mm/65 Model 1939 on a Model 1939 mount:
Firing range: 2.0 km
Hit Probability: 95 %
Damage by Zone Area AA: 88
Continuous Damage: 84


Maximum speed: 38.0 knots
Turning circle radius: 570 m
Rudder shift time: 3.6 s
Propulsion: 50,000 hp


Surface Detectability: 6.8 km
Air Detectability: 2.8 km
Detectability by enemy subs: 0-2.8 km
Detectability whilst firing in smoke: 2.5 km


Slot 1: Damage Control Party:

Charges: infinite
Action Time: 5 s
Reload Time: 40 s

Slot 2: Emergency Engine Power:

Charges: 3
Action Time: 40 s
Reload Time: 120 s
Boost: +20%
All statistics are presented without crew and upgrade modifiers, but with the best modules available. Please note that these statistics may change at any time.
Please be aware that all information in this post is 'Work in Progress', the announced adjustments and features may undergo multiple changes during testing, all changes will be added to this post immediately after they become available, the final details will be officially published and labelled in the ship info as 'Released' on this post.

😃Thank you for your comment, it will be added asap.✅

Post a Comment (0)
Previous Post Next Post

Share This

invite code banner
eu link button na link button asia link button