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Fusilier
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Destroyer | France | Tier III
Tech Tree Position
Enseigne Gabolde
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Bourrasque
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General
Research price2100 exp
Purchase price255,000 Credits
Hit Points7,900 
Main Battery
100 mm/45 Mle 1917 on a single mount4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire9.09 shots/min.
Reload Time6.6 sec.
Rotation Speed20 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range9.47 km.
Maximum Dispersion86 m.
HE Shell100 mm HE OEA Mle 1910 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity780 m./s.
HE Shell Weight13.5 kg.
AP Shell100 mm AP Mle 1910 
Maximum AP Shell Damage1,600 
Initial AP Shell Velocity780 m./s.
AP Shell Weight13.5 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.71 shots/min.
Reload Time35 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 19V Mle 1 
Maximum Damage7,433 
Torpedo Speed52 knot
Torpedo Range7.5 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius530 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.66 km.
Air Detectability Range2.49 km.
Battle Levels
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Fusilier — French Tier III destroyer.

This destroyer design was offered soon after the end of World War I. The reason for the ship's significantly increased dimensions was the wider range of missions the destroyer would be tasked with during military combat.

This ship entered the tech tree on 24 Aug 2019.

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)
100 mm/45 Mle 1917 on a single mount9.19861,40061,600 025,000
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)
Fusilier (A)7,9003942 030,000
Fusilier (B)9,30039412 1,500140,000
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 19V Mle 11.7527.27,433527.5 021,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
PCA n° 3 Mle 109.5 020,500
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 33,000 hp34 021,000

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 Engine Boost Modification 1 Engine Room Protection

Player Opinion

Performance

A definite step up from Enseigne Gabolde, Fusilier similarly embodies the French destroyer traits of high speed in lieu of a Smoke Generator. In contrast to her predecessor, Fusilier has an additional aft main battery turret and two more torpedo tubes. However, her larger size results in less stealth and maneuverability. Her detectability range of 6.46 km doesn't win any prizes, but is only 0.87 km higher (0.78 km with Concealment Expert) than her stealthiest competitor, Phra Ruang.

Despite the substantial armament and health pool upgrade, guns alone cannot win all 1-on-1 engagements with enemy destroyers. While Fusilier maintains much better turret traverse by far at 20°/s (10°/s is typical at this tier), Romulus shoots shells of the same caliber faster and for more damage. This necessitates that players either choose engagements carefully (Fusilier has a potent un-upgraded range of 9.5 km) or land torpedo hits (or both!).

Fusilier's B hull upgrade converts her two double tube torpedo launchers into two triple tube launchers - a significant upgrade. A single torpedo launcher's worth of 3 torpedoes (of which Fusilier has 2) is enough to take out even some full health cruisers, while a high speed of 34 knots (normal for Tier III destroyers) from Fusilier's powerful engines allows captains to charge ahead and deliver devastating torpedo strikes should they desire. Captains should note that, though still usable, the torpedo arcs on Fusilier are narrow in comparison to her predecessor's. Overall, Fusilier's torpedoes are on-par with other same-tiered destroyers - there are better torpedo-boats out there (e.g. Wakatake), but Fusilier isn't built as one - and captains will find her torpedoes helpful and used often.

A final thing of note: Fusilier's A hull has no AA and her B hull has a single 37 mm gun. Though she may face Tier IV carriers, her AA is weak like other destroyers at the same tier.

Despite her lack of smoke, Fusilier is a formidable ship at her tier, and readily feeds on enemy destroyers.

Pros:

  • Four good guns.
  • Decent turret traverse (best of all same-tier destroyers).
  • Outranges all destroyers but Valkyrie.
  • Good speed, plus an improved engine boost with +20% speed.
  • 2nd highest torpedo range (behind Romulus).

Cons:

  • No Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates..
  • Difficult to get all 4 turrets to bear.
  • Torpedoes have small warheads.
  • With more torpedoes, reload is much slower than that of its predecessor.
  • 3rd lowest health pool out of 10 Tier III destroyers when stock (4th highest with Hull B).
  • Most detectable Tier III destroyer (tied with Wickes and G-101).
  • Non-existent AA with A hull; Weak AA with B hull.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Fusilier is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for a much improved health pool, two more torpedo tubes, better maneuverability, and some AA capability. Research of this module unlocks Bourrasque.
The Hull upgrade should be researched for the extra 1,400 HP, which is significant at Tier III, and two additional torpedo tubes.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Fusilier are as follows:

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 : -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 : -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: -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

Key skills for Fusilier commanders include Preventive Maintenance and Last Stand.

Consumables

Fusilier equips the following consumables:

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info


References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.8.3.

Testing Changes

  • Mar 26, 2019:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • May 27, 2019:
    • Changed parameters of AP and HE shells:
      • Drag coefficient decreased from 0.557 to 0.3143.
      • Mass decreased from 14 to 13.5.
      • Initial velocity increased from 740 to 780 m/s.
      • HE shell damage decreased from 1,450 to 1,400.
      • HE shell fire chance increased from 4% to 6%.
  • July 19, 2019:
    • The chance of the engine and steering gears being incapacitated was decreased.
    • Hull A:
      • Torpedo tubes reload time decreased from 57 to 35 s.
      • Maximum torpedo damage decreased from 12,233 to 7,433.
      • Torpedo range increased from 6 to 7 km.
    • Hull B:
      • Torpedo tubes reload time decreased from 90 to 52 s.
      • Maximum torpedo damage decreased from 12,233 to 7,433.
      • Torpedo range increased from 6 to 7.5 km.
  • Introduced in Update 0.8.7.
  • Update 0.8.9:
    • Torpedo speed decreased from 57 to 52 knots.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 6 to 6.6 s.
  • Update 0.8.10:
    • Fixed camera position in the "Signals" section of the "Appearance" tab.
  • Update 0.9.0:
    • Hitpoints of the base hull decreased from 9,300 to 7,900.
    • Hitpoints of the researchable hull decreased from 10,900 to 9,300.

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