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Yueyang
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Destroyer | Pan-Asia | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Chung Mu
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General
Research price240000 exp
Purchase price19,500,000 Credits
Hit Points18,500 
Main Battery
127 mm/38 Mk383 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Firing Range11.94 km.
Maximum Dispersion104 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP/SC Mk38 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity792 m./s.
AP Shell Weight25 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Mk152 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.44 shots/min.
Reload Time136 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoMark 17 
Maximum Damage17,900 
Torpedo Speed68 knot
Torpedo Range13.5 km.
AA Defense
127 mm/38 Mk383 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second45.3 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk410 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk22 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second31.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius620 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.42 km.
Air Detectability Range4.2 km.
Battle Levels
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19,500,000

Yueyang — Pan-Asian Tier X destroyer.

Former U.S. destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class (USS Haynsworth, DD-700) that was transferred to an east Asian nation in 1970. She was developed from the very successful Fletcher class. In contrast to her predecessor, she had more powerful artillery, but ran at a lower speed.

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)
127 mm/38 Mk38207.21041,80052,100 02,000,000
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)
Yueyang (A)18,500132032/2/10/320 02,350,000
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)
Mark 170.41367.217,9006813.5 01,500,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk10 mod. 1011.9 01,700,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 60,000 hp36.5 01,800,000

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 3  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 3
 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
 Slot 6  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

Yueyang is quite similar to Tier X American destroyer Gearing both appearance and play-style wise. However, there are some significant differences between the two; most notably, Yueyang features deep water torpedoes and a choice between the unique Pan-Asian Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) consumable or Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).).

Sharing in Gearing’s three 127mm twin mounts, Yueyang has rather formidable main battery firepower mounted on her deck. She can overwhelm other destroyers with a constant hail of HE shells, peck away at a battleship's health from the unique Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) consumable shared by all Pan-Asian destroyers in the tech tree, or dissuade enemies from drawing near with the sheer intimidation factor afforded by being constantly hit by a new salvo every three seconds. The 127mm mount on Yueyang has slightly more range than the Gearing’s, though not so much as to make a massive difference between the two. In all other respects though, they have the exact same main battery armament.

For a destroyer, stealth is everything, and Yueyang does not dissapoint in this department. She has the lowest surface detectability among all Tier X destroyers, edging out the nearest competitors by a slight margin. Unfortunately, as Tier X destroyers tend to have worse detection when compared to their Tier IX counterparts, this isn't much consolation. Yueyang also has the second lowest hit pool out of her counterparts, though this isn't as harmful as one would think. She sits much, much lower in the water than Gearing does, making her harder to hit and allowing her to avoid damage her sister ship might have taken. Also, she has better handling characteristics than Gearing; especially considering that Pan-Asian destroyers have no option to take the Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) consumable, pigeonholing them into using the Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) consumable instead.

The biggest difference between Yueyang and the destroyers of other nations are her deep water torpedoes. With some differences, they are the same torpedoes found on Gearing. They have 3.0 km less range, but travel two knots faster. They both do the same amount of damage, and have the same reloads. However, deep water torpedoes are less detectable at the price of not being able to hit any other destroyers (allies and enemies alike). They are very much specialized at dealing with larger ships, and fulfill this duty admirably. Due to their low detectability, there is almost no time for enemy ships to react to or dodge the torpedoes (less than five seconds before other modifiers are accounted for).

Pros:

  • Has deep water torpedoes with extremely low detectability.
  • Stealthiest Tier X destroyer.
  • Has same guns as Gearing.
  • Low profile makes Yueyang harder to hit.
  • Option to take great Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) consumable or Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).).
  • Doesn't have to worry about allied destroyers blocking torpedoes' line of fire.

Cons:

  • Deep water torpedoes cannot hit enemy destroyers.
  • Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) consumable is short range and duration, and costs use of the Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) consumable.
  • Second lowest health pool of Tier X destroyers.
  • Guns have sub-orbital firing arcs that make hitting anything but large targets at long range virtually impossible.

Research

As a Tier X ship, Yueyang has no additional modules to research.

Optimal Configuration

Similar to other American destroyers, Yueyang can be built to favor guns or torpedoes. However, given that her largest distinguishing feature is the deep water torpedoes, it's advisable to build towards those.

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Yueyang are fairly obvious choices, and largely self-explanatory:


The upgrade chosen for Upgrade Slot 6 will largely determine how Yueyang plays.

Main Battery (Maximum Rate of Fire) Build: One popular build for Yueyang captains is to stack buffs to her main battery rate of fire. From an upgrade perspective, this means plugging Main Battery Modification 3 (-12% to main battery loading time. / -13% to the main battery traverse speed.) into the third upgrade slot; when paired with Level 3 commander skill Basic Firing Training, it drops her reload speed to a mind-numbing 2.4 seconds.

Main Battery (Maximum Range) Build: Also worth considering is the ability to stack Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 (+16% to main battery maximum firing range.) with the Level 4 commander skill Advanced Firing Training and push Yueyang’s main battery range well past 15 km. It is worth noting that shell flight times at such ranges are extreme and landing hits against anything but slow-moving battleships will be incredibly challenging.

Torpedo Build: Another popular Yueyang build is to buff her torpedo reload time by stacking Torpedo Tubes Modification 3 (-15% to torpedo tube reload time. / +50% to the risk of torpedo tubes becoming incapacitated.) in Upgrade Slot 6 with the Level 3 commander skill Torpedo Armament Expertise. Combined, these upgrades drop Yueyang’s torpedo reload to 104 seconds, a significant improvement over her stock reload of 136 seconds.

Commander Skills

As with Hsienyang and Chung Mu, Yueyang commanders should start with a base build of: Preventative Maintenance at Level 1, Last Stand at Level 2, Survivability Expert at Level 3, and Concealment Expert at Level 4. The remaining 9 available skill points can be used to tailor Yueyang to taste.

Torpedo Build Yueyangs will want to pick up Torpedo Armament Expertise at Level 3. Captains pursuing either of the Main Battery Build Yueyang options will want to focus on Basic Firing Training and Demolition Expert instead. Players concerned about enemy aircraft could opt for Advanced Firing Training or Manual Fire Control for AA Armament. The latter is the better option — as Yueyang will run most of the time with her anti-aircraft guns disabled in order to avoid detection — though Yueyang captains that spend time buffing their anti-aircraft suite are uncommon as they generally do not get much return out of the points invested.

Consumables

Yueyang can equip the following consumables:

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 Yueyang with Type 20 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Captains who have opted for a Torpedo Build Yueyang will want to equip a Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) signal in order to maximize potential damage from torpedo hits. Throwing on a Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) is an excellent way to help make up for her slow top speed. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) and Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) are also highly recommended, if available. Main Battery Build Yueyang captains should also consider Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.) and India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) signals to increase the fire chance of her main battery shells.

Gallery

Historical Gallery


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Cruisers  I Chengan • VI HuangheDoubloons 
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Aircraft Carriers
Destroyers
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U.S.A.  II Sampson • II SmithDoubloons • III Wickes • IV Clemson • V Nicholas • VI Farragut • VII Mahan • VII SimsDoubloons • VIII Benson • VIII KiddDoubloons • IX Fletcher • IX BlackDoubloons • X Gearing 
Germany  II V-25 • III G-101 • IV V-170 • V T-22 • VI Ernst Gaede • VI T-61Doubloons • VII Leberecht Maass • VIII Z-23 • IX Z-46 • X Z-52 
U.S.S.R.  II Storozhevoi • III Derzki • IV Izyaslav • V GremyashchyDoubloons • V Podvoisky • V OkhotnikDoubloons • VI Gnevny • VII Minsk • VII LeningradDoubloons • VIII Ognevoi • VIII Kiev • IX Udaloi • IX Tashkent • X Khabarovsk • X Grozovoi 
U.K.  III CampbeltownDoubloons • VI GallantDoubloons 
Pan-Asia  II Longjiang • III Phra Ruang • IV Shenyang • V Jianwei • VI Fushun • VI AnshanDoubloons • VII Gadjah Mada • VIII Hsienyang • VIII LoyangDoubloons • IX Chung Mu • X Yueyang 
Italy  
France  VI Aigle 
Commonwealth  III VampireDoubloons 
Poland  VII BłyskawicaDoubloons