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Dunkerque B
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Battleship | France | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points52,600 
Main Battery
330 mm/50 Mle 1931 on a St.Chamond Mle 1932 mount2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range18.21 km.
Maximum Dispersion244 m.
HE Shell330 mm HE OEA Mle 1935 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell35 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity885 m./s.
HE Shell Weight552 kg.
AP Shell330 mm AP OPfK Mle 1935 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity870 m./s.
AP Shell Weight560 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
IDS_PFGS008_130_45_MLE_1932_QUAD_PREM1 х 4 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell130 mm HE OEA Mle 1934 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
130 mm/45 Mle 1932 on an Mle 1932 mount2 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell130 mm HE OEA Mle 1934 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #3
130 mm/45 Mle 1932 on an Mle 1932 mount2 х 4 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell130 mm HE OEA Mle 1934 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
IDS_PFGS008_130_45_MLE_1932_QUAD_PREM1 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.2 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
130 mm/45 Mle 1932 on an Mle 1932 mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second17.2 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
130 mm/45 Mle 1932 on an Mle 1932 mount2 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.4 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
37 mm/50 CAIL Mle 1933 on a CAD Mle 1933 mount5 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second11.5 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
13.2 mm Hotchkiss Mle 1929 on a CAQ Mle 1929 mount8 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second40 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed29.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius730 m.
Rudder Shift Time14 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.41 km.
Air Detectability Range9.58 km.
Battle Levels
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Dunkerque B — French promo premium Tier VI battleship.

A high-speed battlecruiser designed to counter German heavy cruisers. The ship had good torpedo protection, carried numerous dual-purpose guns and had powerful horizontal armor. Her main turrets were placed in the fore end thus making any aft firing scenarios impossible.

First available in late Nov 2021 during the Black Friday event.

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)
330 mm/50 Mle 1931 on a St.Chamond Mle 1932 mount2.3362444,800359,700 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)
Dunkerque B.52,6001633522/35/8/2/3 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
PCA Mle 1940018.2 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 107,000 hp29.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Airstrike Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".


Dunkerque B, or Dunkerque Black, is a clone of Dunkerque with an attractive black skin.

Dunkerque B is unique among Tier VI battleships with her high top speed and entirely forward-facing armament. She plays extremely similar to North Carolina, Iowa, Nelson, or Izumo in that she is very durable when bow on, but has weak armor when broadside. Be careful to avoid close quarter brawl or static bow-on battle with other battleships early in the game as a well placed salvo can disable one or even both of her turrets.

Her guns have a high muzzle velocity with fast shell travel time, but dispersion can be annoying at times. She is good at killing destroyers and cruisers, but will struggle against a well-angled battleship in much the same way as Scharnhorst does. However, she can outrun equal tier battleships, so smart captains maximize her speed to decline unfavorable engagements, support their teams in killing enemy cruisers, and punish battleships who make positional mistakes.

Pros:

  • Best main battery rate of fire among Tier 6 battleships.
  • Good main turret traverse speed.
  • Excellent AP/HE shell velocity, good AP penetration.
  • All-forward turret placement allows Dunkerque B to retain her firepower while presenting a small, angled profile.
  • Secondaries are concentrated in the aft section, and can help against sneak attacks from the rear.
  • Fast, with an unmodified speed of 29.5 knots.
  • Good rudder shift.

Cons:

  • Only two main turrets, losing one can be an major disadvantage.
  • Main battery accuracy is fairly subpar.
  • High AP penetration can lead to over-penetrating thinly armored targets
  • Extensively covered in 26mm common plating, vulnerable to HE spam and overmatch from 380mm and larger calibers.
  • Large target with poor concealment.
  • Poor AA defenses, vulnerable to plane attacks.
  • Extremely limited secondary firing arcs when engaging targets from the front.

Research

As a premium ship, Dunkerque B has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Dunkerque B are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Dunkerque B can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Dunkerque B comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.

Signals

Combat signals that increase her durability are must-haves for Dunkerque B: India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) are highly recommended, and Juliet Yankee Bissotwo (-20% to flooding duration.) is not a bad idea, either. November Echo Setteseven (+5% continuous damage by all AA guns, +5% damage per second within the explosion radius of shells fired from medium- and long-range AA defenses.) can help shore up her naturally weak anti-aircraft armament, especially when paired with the Basic Firing Training commander skill.


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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References


  1. French battleship Dunkerque - Wikipedia
  2. Dunkerque-class battleship - Wikipedia
  3. Armada: Dunkerque (no video) - News - World of Warships
  4. Squall Line: Dunkerque - BATTLESHIP DUNKERQUE - ARMADA - News - World of Warships
  5. Armada - Dunkerque - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for purchase in the Premium Store during the Black Friday 2021 sale during Update 0.10.10. Could also drop from Black Friday containers.

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