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Ernst Gaede
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Destroyer | Germany | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
T-22
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Leberecht Maass
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General
Research price38500 exp
Purchase price3,150,000 Credits
Hit Points15,700 
Main Battery
128 mm L/45 LC/344 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire11.74 shots/min.
Reload Time5.11 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range9.88 km.
Maximum Dispersion89 m.
HE Shell128 mm Spr.Gr. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity830 m./s.
HE Shell Weight28 kg.
AP Shell128 mm P.Spr.Gr. 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity830 m./s.
AP Shell Weight28 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Vierling2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.67 shots/min.
Reload Time90 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoG7a T1 
Maximum Damage13,700 
Torpedo Speed62 knot
Torpedo Range7.5 km.
AA Defense
20 mm Flak 388 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
37 mm Flakzwilling 302 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second5.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36 knot
Turning Circle Radius690 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.6 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.56 km.
Air Detectability Range4.29 km.
Battle Levels
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VI
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3,150,000

Ernst Gaede — German Tier VI destroyer.

One of the designs for the "1934 type" destroyer. The ship was designed to be relatively large for her type and featured a very powerful artillery armament of 150 mm cruiser caliber guns. This caliber was unusual for destroyers.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
128 mm L/45 LC/3411.722.5891,50063,000 0200,000
150 mm L/48 Tbts KC/36822.5892,200123,700 6,000600,000
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Ernst Gaede (A)15,700101642/820 0300,000
Ernst Gaede (B)16,500101644/420 10,700760,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
G7a T10.7907.213,700627.5 0260,000
G7 Steinbutt0.7907.213,700658 5,000430,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 6 Mod. 109.9 0200,000
FKS Typ 6 Mod. 21010.9 6,100530,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 80,000 hp36 0165,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

The Ernst Gaede is a vast improvement to its predecessor, the T-22, although it does retain some characteristics from her. The Ernst Gaede still only has four guns to work with, however these guns are much larger and much more effective than the guns found on the T-22. Her torpedoes are a slight improvement to her predecessor's, with the upgraded torpedoes having 8.0km range. This allows some room for the Ernst Gaede to fire torpedoes from stealth, even if the ranges to work with are narrow.

She, as with her successor Z-23 two tiers later, has the intriguing choice between two different calibers of guns: the standard 128 mm destroyer guns, and 150 mm guns that more resemble light cruiser guns (albeit with fewer barrels than a light cruiser). Both have their advantages:

Advantages of 128 mm:

  • Higher rate of fire.
  • Higher raw AP DPM.
  • Benefits (more) from Expert Marksman, Basic Firing Training, and Advanced Firing Training captain skills.

Advantages of 150 mm:

  • Higher alpha damage.
  • Higher fires per minute.
  • Better ballistics and penetration.
She is also the first destroyer in the German destroyer line to have the Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) consumable, although this is only found on the upgraded hull. Her Hydroacoustic Search has the same acquisition ranges as the non-German cruisers, which allows her to play very aggressively and ambush enemy targets hiding in smokescreens or behind terrain as well as screening for enemy torpedoes and contesting capture points. Compounded with the hard-hitting 150mm guns, the Ernst Gaede can launch vicious surprise attacks on enemy destroyers and eliminate them from the game. While her detection may not make ambushes the most logical of actions, taking advantage of terrain and the enemy's positioning will allow for successful attacks.

Pros:

  • 150mm guns are absurdly powerful for a destroyer.
  • Can deliver torpedo strikes from beyond her detection range.
  • Torpedoes are fast with good range and hitting power for Tier VI. Her upgraded torpedoes are the same ones found on Admiral Graf Spee.
  • Largest health pool of all Tier VI destroyers.
  • Gains access to the Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) consumable (B Hull Only!).

Cons:

  • Sub-par handling characteristics for a destroyer: slow rudder shift and a turning radius larger than some Tier VI cruisers.
  • 150mm guns traverse even slower than the 128mm ones after accounting for captain skills.
  • Large detection radius (on par with Farragut).
  • Longest torpedo reload time of all Tier VI destroyers.

Research

Ernst Gaede is a very interesting ship; she's one of a handful that have access to two different gun calibers. Coupled with the fact that Hull (B) is a fairly minor upgrade to her anti-aircraft suite and rudder shift only, the upgraded Fire Control System module is the best thing to invest in first. After that, it's largely captain's preference. Captains can unlock the improved Main Battery module in order to experiment with the 150mm guns, or spend experience on a minor torpedo buff. Hull (B) can be taken whenever captains choose; the rudder shift buff is nice but not essential and the improvement to her AA battery is largely cosmetic.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Ernst Gaede are as follows:


Upgrade Slot 2 may be replaced by the Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 upgrade to extend the Ernst Gaede's Hydroacoustic Search duration to 110 seconds.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Ernst Gaede can equip the following consumables:


As with all destroyers, captains are encouraged to invest the credits (or doubloons) in Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.) to ensure the ability to extinguish fires and repair broken engine or rudder modules more quickly. Whether or not to equip premium versions of other consumables is up to individual captains.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectibility range.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Ernst Gaede with Type 16 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

The choice of which Signal Flags to mount will confer to the individual preference of each captain, and are subject to great variation, although there are certain flags which suit Destroyer gameplay better. Captains should mount India Yankee to decrease time to extinguish fires, mount November Foxtrot to decrease reload time of consumables, and mount Sierra Mike to increase the ship's maximum speed. To make their torpedoes more potent, captains should mount Juliet Whisky Unaone to increase chance of causing flooding and Juliet Charlie to mitigate risk to magazine detonation from mounting the former flag. If captains wish to buff their primary artillery, they are encouraged to mount Victor Lima + India X-ray to increase fire chance to HE shells.

Gallery

Historical Info



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