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Bourrasque
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Destroyer | France | Tier IV
Tech Tree Position
Fusilier
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Jaguar
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General
Research price6000 exp
Purchase price725,000 Credits
Hit Points9,300 
Main Battery
130 mm/40 Mle 19194 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire9.09 shots/min.
Reload Time6.6 sec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range10.74 km.
Maximum Dispersion103 m.
HE Shell130 mm HE OEA Mle 1923 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
HE Shell Weight34.85 kg.
AP Shell130 mm AP OPFA Mle 1923 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,300 
Initial AP Shell Velocity725 m./s.
AP Shell Weight32.05 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.8 shots/min.
Reload Time75 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 19D Mle 0 
Maximum Damage11,267 
Torpedo Speed57 knot
Torpedo Range7.5 km.
AA Defense
13.2 mm/76 Mle 19294 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33 knot
Turning Circle Radius560 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.84 km.
Air Detectability Range2.7 km.
Battle Levels
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IV
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725,000

Bourrasque — French Tier IV destroyer.

The first French destroyer of the new generation. In order to gain firepower superiority over her foreign counterparts, this ship was armed with powerful 130 mm main guns.

This ship first appeared in the tech tree on 24 Aug 2019.

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)
130 mm/40 Mle 19199.1181031,90092,300 045,000
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)
Bourrasque (A)9,3003104420 065,000
Bourrasque (B)11,70031042/220 1,900189,000
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 19D Mle 00.8757.211,266577.5 088,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
PCA n° 4 Mle 1010.7 038,000
PCA n° 4 Mle 21011.8 1,400165,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 33,000 hp33 043,000

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

Player Opinion

Performance

Like her predecessors, Bourrasque also lacks a Smoke Generator. She additionally differentiates herself with a high health pool, a trend that continues with her successors. Unlike her predecessors, Bourrasque has an increased main battery caliber, possessing four 130-mm guns with a long reach and high damage per shell. She additionally receives much upgraded torpedoes in two triple launchers that are very powerful - among the deadliest at her tier - with a maximum damage mere hundreds less than the upgraded Clemson and Shenyang's. Her speed, however, is dead last at 33 knots when discounting Engine Boost but an impressive 41.58 knots with an active Engine Boost and the Sierra Mike signal flag.

Her extensive and powerful armament allows her to dominate the seas. That is not to say it is effortless to play her. Bourrasque must show nearly a full broadside to use all 4 guns. Even then, some destroyers are built with a greater focus on guns than Bourrasque (e.g. Izyaslav, which has 5 barrels and a higher DPM) and, as with any other ship, captains must always take care to choose engagements wisely and use both main battery guns and torpedoes. In addition, Bourrasque's torpedo arcs are similar to her predecessor's. The firing arc does not extend very far forward, making her torpedoes harder and less comfortable to use than those on some other destroyers like V-170. Regardless, the high damage and Bourrasque's ability to stealth torp (even without Concealment Expert) makes using torpedoes well worth it. Captains should note Bourrasque's torpedoes take a significant amount of time to reload: a long 75 seconds.

Overall, Bourrasque has the capabilities to destroy enemy ships even while parting with the much coveted Smoke Generator. Everything about her suggests a long reach able to threaten enemies anywhere - a maximum speed of over 41 knots with Sierra Mike, the largest main battery firing range of all destroyers her tier, and the largest torpedo range among all Tier IV destroyers. These properties make Bourrasque a formidable and feared adversary.

Pros:

  • Highest health pool when upgraded and 2nd highest health pool when stock (behind Izyaslav and Shenyang).
  • Powerful artillery with the highest damage per shell (both HE and AP) among all Tier IV destroyers.
  • Longest range of all destroyers at Tier IV.
  • Deadly torpedoes with nearly the highest maximum damage at her tier (behind Clemson and Shenyang by a mere 467 hp).
  • Can launch torpedoes without being detected, even without Concealment Expert.
  • High speed of over 41 knots with Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) and Sierra Mike +5% to the ship's maximum speed..

Cons:

  • No Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.).
  • Torpedoes reload in 75 seconds (worst at her tier).
  • A fairly large turning circle (2nd largest behind Izyaslav).
  • Mediocre gun and torpedo arcs that require effort to use well.
  • Only 33 knots without Engine Boost or Sierra Mike.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Bourrasque is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for better armor and anti-air defenses. Research of this module unlocks progression to Jaguar.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
It is recommended for captains to first research the Hull upgrade for an additional 2,400 HP on Bourrasque. Captains may decide to then proceed immediately to the next ship on the tech tree, Jaguar. Alternatively, captains may research the PCA n° 4 Mle 2 upgrade for a 10% increase to Bourrasque's already large main battery range.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

For Slot 1, the signal Juliet Charlie -100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating. prevents detonation. In this case, Magazine Modification 1 (Reduces the risk of magazine detonation: -70% risk.) is unnecessary and 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 preferred to keep armaments functioning.

Unlike the French cruisers, the French DDs don't seem especially apt to lose their steering or propulsion. In Slot 2, Engine Room Protection (Reduces the risk of incapacitation, and accelerates repairs of the engine and steering gears.: -20% to the risk of incapacitation. / -20% to repair time.) is useful as incapacitation of the engine and/or steering gear can be fatal. With the Last Stand skill, Damage Control System Modification 1 (Reduces the risk of fire and flooding.: -5% to the risk of fire. / -3% to the risk of flooding when torpedoes hit the torpedo protection.) becomes viable in Slot 2 as it can decrease the chance of fire and flooding.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Bourrasque equips the following consumables:

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. French destroyer Bourrasque - Wikipedia
  2. Bourrasque-class destroyer - Wikipedia
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