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Błyskawica
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Destroyer | Europe | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price4,800 Doubloons
Hit Points15,500 
Main Battery
120 mm/50 wz. 34/36 Bofors1 х 1 / 3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range12.01 km.
Maximum Dispersion105 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24 kg.
AP Shell120 mm AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight24 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm potrójny2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.86 shots/min.
Reload Time70 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk 10 
Maximum Damage14,400 
Torpedo Speed57 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
13.2 mm Hotchkiss wz. 304 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second14 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
40 mm Bofors wz. 362 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed39 knot
Turning Circle Radius610 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.8 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.74 km.
Air Detectability Range3.07 km.
Battle Levels
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VII
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Błyskawica — European premium Tier VII destroyer.

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The most powerful destroyer of her time in Europe. The ship greatly surpassed rival navies' destroyers in terms of speed and artillery power. When commissioned, she had the most powerful AA defense among all destroyers in the world.

ORP Błyskawica is now preserved as a military museum ship in Gdynia, Poland. Błyskawica was first released for sale on 20 December 2015 for the EU server and 25 December 2015 for the NA server.

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)
120 mm/50 wz. 34/36 Bofors10181051,70082,200 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)
Błyskawica15,5007161/32/420 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)
Mark 100.9707.214,400578 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
SKO Mod. 7012 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 54,000 hp39 00

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 Engine Boost Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Tier VII's Błyskawica is a stalwart ship that can fill the niche of a premium credit earner for aspiring destroyer captains. Sporting several 120mm guns in fast turning turrets and a reasonable set of torpedoes, she is effective whether fighting other destroyers at close range, performing stealth torpedo attacks on enemy capital ships, or harassing them with long-range fire.

Once her commander has the Level 4 skill Concealment Expert, Błyskawica’s detection radius is low enough that she is capable of the ninja torpedo tactics that characterize the Japanese destroyer line. Her main battery is strong enough to do her well in gunnery engagements with opposing destroyers, especially if they are already down hit points from previous engagements. Błyskawica’s commander can also pick up the Level 4 skill Advanced Firing Training to extend her main battery range significantly; her shells are comfortable to fire at such ranges — with similar shell performance to Soviet counterparts Minsk and Leningrad — but they will struggle to do consistent damage to larger targets. The best she can hope for against enemy battleships and heavy cruisers is to light fires for extra damage output.

As is typical of destroyers, her anti-aircraft suite is abysmal. While she packs a top speed in excess of most other same-tier rivals, Błyskawica’s handling is a mixed bag; she has a good turning radius, but has the least-responsive rudder of all Tier VII destroyers. This particular flaw can be mitigated somewhat with the Steering Gears Modification 1 (Reduces rudder shift time: -20% rudder shift time.) upgrade, but it makes Vigilance an attractive Level 3 skill for potential commanders lest she blunder into torpedoes and not have enough time to swing out of the way.

Whether played as a gunboat or a torpedo boat, Błyskawica is a very balanced ship that can dish out the damage and rake in the credits.


Pros:

  • Surprisingly potent guns; good chance of fire when using high explosive shells.
  • Long firing range at 12km.
  • Guns have acceptable turning and reload time, similar to Soviet destroyers.
  • Large health pool for a Tier VII destroyer.
  • Torpedoes have solid punch.
  • With signal Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.), she can reach 41 knots.

Cons:

  • Below-average detection values for her tier.
  • Slow torpedoes with poor firing arcs.
  • Weak anti-aircraft armament; main guns are not dual-purpose.
  • Poor rudder shift time.
  • Large turning circle radius.
  • Torpedo range is within a few hundred meters of her base detection radius.

Research

As a premium ship, Błyskawica doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Błyskawica are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Błyskawica commanders include Level 4's Concealment Expert, Level 3's Survivability Expert, and Level 2's Last Stand. When up-tiered into Tier IX games, Błyskawica will need all the extra concealment she can get to avoid being focus-fired by the enemy team; Survivability Expert will provide additional health in case it happens anyway. Last Stand will keep her engines and rudder functioning even while under sustained fire. Skills with additional utility include Demolition Expert at Level 3, Adrenaline Rush and Expert Marksman at Level 2, and Advanced Firing Training at Level 4.

Consumables

Błyskawica equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Błyskawica comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Błyskawica captains should equip 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 maximize the fire chance of her main battery shells, as well as Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) to maximize her ability to disengage when needed.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. ORP Błyskawica - Wikipedia
  2. Grom-class destroyer - Wikipedia
  3. A Polish Ship Sails into View! Say Hi to Błyskawica - Premium Ship Spotlight - News - World of Warships
  4. Armada: Błyskawica - News - World of Warships
  5. Naval Legends: Błyskawica - News - World of Warships
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