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Acasta
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Destroyer | U.K. | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Wakeful
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Icarus
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General
Research price11500 exp
Purchase price1,350,000 Credits
Hit Points9,500 
Main Battery
120 mm/45 CPXVIII4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range10.1 km.
Maximum Dispersion90 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
HE Shell Weight22.68 kg.
AP Shell120 mm AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity808 m./s.
AP Shell Weight22.68 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm QR Mk IV2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.63 shots/min.
Reload Time95 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk V 
Maximum Damage11,967 
Torpedo Speed59 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
40 mm/39 QF Mark II2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second11.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius540 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.84 km.
Air Detectability Range2.57 km.
Battle Levels
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1,350,000

Acasta — British Tier V destroyer.

A representative of the first series (A-class) of the so-called "standard" destroyers of the British Navy that had very similar characteristics and arrangement. She was bigger in size and had quadruple torpedo tubes in comparison with the ships of the previous classes.

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)
120 mm/45 QF Mk IX1218901,70082,100 0100,000
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)
Acasta (A)9,5006104220 0160,000
Acasta (B)11,2006104220 3,100370,000
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)
533 mm Mk V0.6957.211,966596 0100,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk V mod. 1010.1 0110,000
Mk V mod. 21011.1 2,300210,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 34,000 hp35 0125,000

Compatible Upgrades

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

Player Opinion

Performance

As a destroyer with the same acceleration that is a highlight of the Royal Navy cruisers, a smoke generator that lasts far shorter than the German destroyers’, and decent concealment, this ship can be considered, by far, one of the weakest destroyers for its tier. However, her ability to single-fire her torpedoes is not to be trifled with.


Acasta is unique among her peers due to her lack of the Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) consumable in exchange for super acceleration. This makes it much easier to quickly react to and evade slow incoming torpedoes that have been detected at proximity detection distance. However, this is only possible if the ship is already in forward motion or stationary, as the acceleration from reversing to forwards is, much like the cruisers of the same nation, painfully slow. Another attribute which Acasta also lacks is a buffer range for using torpedoes; that is, her maximum possible concealment is the same as her torpedo effective range (6.0km). Players will have to utilize the enemy ships' path and forward momentum to stay hidden while launching their torpedoes undetected. And the power of Acasta’s ability to single-fire torpedoes thus comes into play; any enemy ship heading straight in a line can and will be struck by the salvo of all eight of her torpedoes, which generally results in a devastating strike.


While Acasta at a first glance seems as one of the weakest destroyers of tier V, her acceleration, concealment, and ability to single-fire torpedoes are her other strengths that players can utilize, although it is difficult to do so. She requires a different mindset and approach to use effectively. And above all else, players should avoid Podvoisky as much as possible, as Podvoisky can be considered her worst enemy due to the speed difference.

Pros:

  • Decent main batteries - decent reload speed and turret traverse
  • Decent torpedoes - decent speed, range, and alpha damage
  • Can single launch torpedoes
  • Has superb acceleration similar to the Royal Navy light cruisers
  • Decent concealment

Cons:

  • Poor survivability - lack of useful Smoke Generator and lack of Engine Boost consumables combined with her low health pool makes disengaging difficult
  • Poor shell ballistics - slow velocity and deal little damage
  • Poor speed - lack of Engine Boost consumable easily puts Acasta as the slowest destroyer of Tier V
  • Poor firing angles for torpedoes

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Acasta is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for increased health and better rudder shift. Research of this module unlocks progression to Icarus.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Mk V mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Acasta are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Acasta commanders include Last Stand, Basics of Survivability, and Concealment Expert.

Consumables

Acasta 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.

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. HMS Acasta (H09) - Wikipedia
  2. A- and B-class destroyer - Wikipedia
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