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Z-39
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Destroyer | Germany | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price5,900  Doubloons
Hit Points19,600 
Main Battery
150 mm L/48 LDrh LC/381 х 2 / 2 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range11.84 km.
Maximum Dispersion103 m.
HE Shell150 mm Spr.Gr. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell12 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity835 m./s.
HE Shell Weight45.3 kg.
AP Shell150 mm P.Spr.Gr. 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity835 m./s.
AP Shell Weight45.3 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.
TorpedoG7 Steinbarsch 
Maximum Damage14,400 
Torpedo Speed65 knot
Torpedo Range8.49 km.
AA Defense
37 mm Flak LM/424 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second41.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Flakzwilling 382 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second8.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Flakvierling 382 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
37 mm Flakzwilling 302 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second5.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
37 mm Flak LM/422 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second15 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36 knot
Turning Circle Radius670 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.74 km.
Air Detectability Range3.5 km.
Battle Levels
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VII
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Z-39 — German premium Tier VII destroyer.

The last sister ship of destroyer Z-23 belonged to a series of ships laid down after the start of World War II (Zerstörer 1936A Mob). She carried 150mm guns. During 1944-1945, the ship underwent an overhaul with a considerable reinforcement of her AA defenses. This, however, required that one of the ship's main guns be demounted.

Z-39 was first released for sale worldwide on 18 May 2018.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° 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)
150 mm L/48 LDrh LC/38822.51032,200123,700 00
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)
Z-3919,6006301/26/2/2/220 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
G7 Steinbarsch0.7907.214,400658.5 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 8 Mod. 2011.8 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 70,000 hp36 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

Z-39 has surprisingly good concealment for her tier, and for a German destroyer. In fact, most of Z-39's characteristics can be described the same way. Her 150 mm guns are some of the largest put on a destroyer in World of Warships, only matched by those available to her German compatriots Z-23 and Ernst Gaede. She has surprisingly good AA despite lacking access to Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.), and a decent striking arm of torpedoes which reload fairly fast and travel quickly.

The first unique thing about Z-39 is her main battery, which is comprised of 150mm rifles. These are significantly different from the main battery guns found on other Tier VII destroyers, most of which top out around 127 or 128mm in caliber. They are capable of delivery devastating salvos to enemy ships should the AP manage a full penetration, and her HE packs a good punch as well despite the limitations of German HE damage and their slow reload time. Unfortunately, Z-39’s four barrels share the same reload as Tier VI's Ernst Gaede, despite her also having four 150 mm guns with identical handling. The only thing Z-39 holds an edge on gunnery wise is her longer range, as she has a nearly kilometer advantage over Gaede. While her guns are certainly powerful, it's nothing that cannot be found a tier lower. Her torpedoes are a similar story, though the German destroyer line is somewhat known for all ships having similar torpedoes. In fact, her torpedoes are identical to the ones found on a fully upgraded Leberecht Maass, making them fairly unremarkable other than the noteworthy German traits of good speed and stealth.

Her AA is another unusual trait, possessing one of the most potent anti-aircraft arrays at her tier for a destroyer. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of this armament is dampened somewhat by the ship's lack of access to the Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable. As such, she loses out to those destroyers capable of using DFAA; namely, Mahan and Sims. Her health is another point of interest, following the typical German trend of having lots of it: in fact, she has the highest destroyer health at her tier. Additionally, she is the only Tier VII destroyer with access to Upgrade Slot 5, meaning she can equip Concealment System Modification 1 (-10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the maximum dispersion of enemy shells that fire on your ship.) and reduce her detection range even further.

Z-39 provides a good, well-balanced destroyer platform to operate from. She has a variety of tools that allow her to adapt to any situation: smoke to disengage from threats she can't handle, health and concealment to control engagements with enemy destroyers, and a solid mix of armaments to deal lethal damage to enemy vessels. All-in-all, she is a very capable ship at Tier VII.


Pros:

  • Has access to the Tier VIII module Concealment System Modification 1 (-10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the maximum dispersion of enemy shells that fire on your ship.), allowing the Z-39 to sneak around the seas.
  • Fairly quick torpedo reload.
  • Has access to the Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) module.
  • AP rounds can quickly devastate cruisers with citadels at mid-to-close range.
  • Incredibly high hit point pool for a Tier VII destroyer; the hit point pool rivals those of Tier IX destroyers.
  • Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) and Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) durations and ranges use Tier VIII values, instead of Tier VII.

Cons:

  • Takes large amounts of HE damage.
  • Lackluster HE performance.
  • Average torpedo alpha strike.
  • AA mounts are fragile and will be destroyed under sustained fire.

Research

As a Premium ship, Z-39 doesn't have any upgrades to research

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Z-39 are as follows:

Slot 1 provides several options for captains. Main Armaments Modification 1 (-20% to the risk of main battery becoming incapacitated. / +50% to main battery survivability. / -20% to main battery repair time. / -20% to the risk of torpedo tubes becoming incapacitated. / +50% to torpedo tubes survivability. / -20% to torpedo tubes repair time.) is recommended to improve the survivability of the ship's weapons. Magazine Modification 1 (-70% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonation.) can instead be mounted to reduce the risk of a magazine detonation. Captains can also choose to mount the Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 (+20% to duration of Hydroacoustic Search.) or Engine Boost Modification 1 (+50% to duration of Engine Boost.) upgrades in Slot 2. These upgrades increase the action time of their specified consumable.

Commander Skills

Key skills for Z-39 are similar to those of most destroyers, with the addition of Expert Loader to improve the efficiency of her guns. Because of her 150 mm guns, Z-39 cannot make use of Basic Firing Training and Advanced Firing Training to improve her main battery reload and range, respectively.

Consumables

Z-39 can equip the following consumables:

Proper use and management of her consumables are key to maximizing the damage output and survivability of Z-39; to that end, Premium versions of all consumables are recommended, save perhaps Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.). Also of note: despite being a Tier VII ship, Z-39 utilizes the Tier VIII German versions of Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) and Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.).

Camouflage

As a Premium ship, Z-39 comes included with Type 10 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

A typical flag setup for a destroyer works best for Z-39, featuring Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.), Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.), and the two fire flags 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.) and 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.). As Z-39 is a premium ship, economic flags such as Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.), will boost the XP earning potential of the ship, and captain XP.

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Historical Info

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