|128 mm L/61 SK C/422 х 2 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire15 shots/min.|
|Reload Time4 sec.|
|Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.|
|Firing Range8.96 km.|
|Maximum Dispersion88 m.|
|HE Shell128 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.5|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage900|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell5 %|
|Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.|
|HE Shell Weight26 kg.|
|128 mm L/61 SK C/422 х 2 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second2.48|
|. . . Firing Range5.19 km.|
|37 mm Flakzwilling 303 х 2 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second0.6|
|. . . Firing Range0.9 km.|
|20 mm Flakzwilling 382 х 2 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second0.84|
|. . . Firing Range0.6 km.|
|Maximum Speed24 knot|
|Turning Circle Radius360 m.|
|Rudder Shift Time3.3 sec.|
|Surface Detectability Range8.64 km.|
|Air Detectability Range5.96 km.|
Hermelin — German Tier I cruiser.
A large armored gunboat capable of operating on the high seas, intended for colonial service. Besides her powerful armament, Hermelin was also noted for her high speed, uncommon for this ship type.
|Rate of Fire|
|180 Degree Turn Time|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell|
|Maximum AP Shell Damage
|128 mm L/61 SK C/42||15||18||88||900||5||0||0|
|Secondary Gun Turrets|
|Firing Range Increase|
|Maximum Firing Range
|FKS Typ 1 Mod. 1||0||9||0||0|
|FKS Typ 1 Mod. 2||10||9.9||100||8,000|
The Hermelin in the introduction to the German mindset of building cruisers, valuing accurate, fast firing guns capable of laying down withering barrages of fire any enemy ship they set their sights on. The guns are 128mm which are actually larger then the guns on following ships up until mid tier.The main draw back of the Hermelin is that it's large box silhouette gives it the highest detectability of any tier 1 ship, and is basically a floating Citadel with guns, with even HE rounds have a good chance to get through, let alone AP. While it's anti aircraft is bar none the best of any tier 1 ship by a large margin the odds of getting into a battle with the lowest tier of aircraft carrier (tier 4) is slim to none, even then in such a battle with slow easily citadeled ship, aircraft are the least of it's worries.
- Fast fire rate and shell type switch times.
- Accurate fairly damaging 128mm guns.
- Best AA out of any Tier 1 ship.
- Somewhat sluggish and slow to turn.
- Lackluster turret traverse speed.
- Floating citadel that even HE shells can get often enough.
- AA is great but will rarely if ever find itself in a game to make use of it.
The Hermelin (Ermine) is based off of the Kolonialkanonenboot (Colonial Gunboat) Type K which was an attempt by German designers to create a class of gunboat suitable for use in naval bases and colonial holdings. Designed from 1938-39, a series of 8 ships were planned to be constructed before the entire project was cancelled, likely due to the beginning of the Second World War.
The Type K was given the name "Hermelin" by Wargaming in accordance with the German tradition to name small combat ships after small predatory animals. She shares this name with the S73 Hermelin, the third Gepard-class fast attack craft built by the German navy in 1983 and decommissioned in 2016.
- 2,100 tons displacement, standard
- 106.4m length
- 12.3m beam
- 3.5m draft
- 4 boilers, 2 turbines
- 24 knots at 1,500 shaft horsepower
- 11,000 nautical miles at 12 knots
- Four (2x2) 127mm guns
- Six (3x2) 37mm guns
- Four (2x2) 20mm guns
- Four (2x2) 533mm torpedo tubes
|Destroyers||II V-25 • III G-101 • IV V-170 • V T-22 • VI Ernst Gaede • VI T-61 • VII Leberecht Maass • VIII Z-23 • IX Z-46 • X Z-52|
|Cruisers||I Hermelin • II Dresden • II Emden • III Kolberg • IV Karlsruhe • V Königsberg • VI Nürnberg • VI Admiral Graf Spee • VI HSF Admiral Graf Spee • VII Yorck • VIII Admiral Hipper • VIII Prinz Eugen • IX Roon • X Hindenburg|
|Battleships||III Nassau • III König Albert • IV Kaiser • V König • VI Bayern • VII Gneisenau • VII Scharnhorst • VIII Tirpitz • VIII Bismarck • IX Friedrich der Große • X Großer Kurfürst|
|Aircraft Carriers||VIII Graf Zeppelin|