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Émile Bertin
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Cruiser | France | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Duguay-Trouin
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General
Research price10500 exp
Purchase price1,200,000 Credits
Hit Points21,100 
Secondary Armament #1
90 mm/50 Mle 19262 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.96 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell90 mm HE OEA Mle 1925 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,300 
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #2
90 mm/50 Mle 19301 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range4.96 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell90 mm HE OEA Mle 1925 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,300 
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.71 shots/min.
Reload Time84 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 19D 
Maximum Damage12,233 
Torpedo Speed57 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
90 mm/50 Mle 19262 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second5.4 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
90 mm/50 Mle 19301 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second3.8 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
37 mm/50 Mle 19334 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second9.2 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
13.2 mm/76 CAD Mle 19296 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second21 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed39 knot
Turning Circle Radius670 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range12.6 km.
Air Detectability Range5.33 km.
Battle Levels
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1,200,000

Émile Bertin — French Tier V cruiser.

A light cruiser specifically designed to have the highest speed possible and a powerful artillery. The ship's small displacement was limited by international treaties so she received only minimal armor protection.

Modules

Main Battery Guns 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)
152 mm/55 Mle 19304.6151362,200123,200 0110,000
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)
Émile Bertin (A)21,10063032/14/6/1/220 0145,000
Émile Bertin (B)26,50063032/12/2/1420 5,900450,000
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)
550 mm 19D0.7847.212,233576 080,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
PCA n° 5 Mle 1013.6 090,000
PCA n° 5 Mle 21014.9 2,200210,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 102,000 hp39 084,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Émile Bertin is the Tier V French light cruiser. Less a typical light cruiser and more of a "super destroyer", Émile Bertin sports heavy firepower and incredible speed, but almost no armor. Because of this, close-in slugging matches with enemy battleships and heavy cruisers are to be avoided at all costs. Additionally, the main battery guns have a very sluggish reload time, further limiting the ship’s abilities in close quarters engagements.

Rather than relying on armor for protection, Émile Bertin captains must use her speed and range to avoid incoming shells. With a blistering top speed of 39 knots, a range of nearly 15km, triple-mounted turrets with decent dispersion, and good turning characteristics, Émile Bertin can easily dodge incoming fire and pick the range at which it chooses to pepper the enemy. Émile Bertin’s armor piercing shells work great against enemy cruisers and other broadside targets, and a full HE salvo will crush most destroyers in 2-3 volleys.

Émile Bertin is also equipped with a triple torpedo launcher per side. The firing angles of these launchers almost rival those of Katori’s, meaning that the ship does not need to turn much to be able to fire. The torpedoes are also quite fast and long-ranged for their tier, making them useful against enemy warships who get too close, or for area denial.

Pros:

  • AB-X turret layout allows two-thirds of its firepower to be deployed even when bow-on.
  • The fastest Tier V cruiser with a top speed of 39 knots.
  • Quick rudder shift time and a decent turning radius allow her to easily dodge incoming fire.
  • The main turrets traverse quickly meaning that her guns will remain on target even during hard turns.
  • Excellent torpedoes with 57 knots speed and 6 km range, with generous firing angles.

Cons:

  • The ship is virtually unarmored. Her main belt reaches a maximum thickness of only 13mm.
  • Reload time remains mediocre at 13 seconds.
  • Only one torpedo launcher on each side; half as many as the preceding ship in the line, Duguay-Trouin.
  • Anti-aircraft capabilities of the ship are very limited.

Research

Émile Bertin has only two purchasable modules: the hull and gun fire control system. Researching the second hull is recommended before researching the gun fire control system as it will grant the ship additional hit points as well an upgraded anti-aircraft armament. The gun fire control system offers an increase in range from 13.6km to 14.9km.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Émile Bertin has access to three upgrade slots.

Commander Skills

Last Stand is critical as all French cruisers are prone to steering damage.

Consumables

Émile Bertin equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

Émile Bertin does not have access to a premium camouflage purchasable with doubloons. Instead, it is recommended to mount Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage for increased survivability. Other economic camouflage such as the Ocean Soul camouflage may also be used to speed up the process of obtaining the next ship.

Signals

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. French cruiser Émile Bertin - Wikipedia
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