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Mogador
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Destroyer | France | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
Le Fantasque
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Kléber
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General
Research price166000 exp
Purchase price13,250,000 Credits
Hit Points16,900 
Main Battery
139 mm/55 Mle 19344 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire7.5 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range11.62 km.
Maximum Dispersion102 m.
HE Shell139 mm HE OEA Mle 1928 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,000 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
HE Shell Weight40.2 kg.
AP Shell139 mm SAP OPFA Mle 1924 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity840 m./s.
AP Shell Weight39.9 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles2 х 3 / 2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.78 shots/min.
Reload Time77 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 24V Mle 2 
Maximum Damage18,400 
Torpedo Speed75 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
37 mm/70 ACAD Mle 19362 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
13.2 mm/76 CAD Mle 19294 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second14 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed43.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius730 m.
Rudder Shift Time6.6 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range9.54 km.
Air Detectability Range4.59 km.
Battle Levels
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IX
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13,250,000

Mogador — French Tier IX destroyer.

The most powerful large destroyers (French "contre-torpilleurs") among those built for the French Navy. Due to the placement of her artillery guns in twin mounts, the ship outgunned not only all of her predecessors in terms of firepower, but also most contemporary destroyers. Another special feature of the Mogador-class ships was the arrangement of their torpedo armament, where two torpedo tubes were placed along each side of the ship.

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)
139 mm/55 Mle 19347.5181022,000102,700 01,000,000
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)
Mogador (A)16,900102042/42/20 01,400,000
Mogador (B)20,200102042/42/20 55,0003,400,000
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 24V Mle 20.8777.218,400758 01,300,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
PCA n° 9 Mle 1011.6 0900,000
PCA n° 9 Mle 21012.8 35,0001,700,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 92,000 hp43.5 01,100,000

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
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Mogador is the Tier IX destroyer of the French Tech Tree. She continues the trend set by Le Fantasque, but with a welcome increase in firepower and a more convenient gun layout. Instead of five single mounted guns, Mogador sports eight in four twin mounts mounted along the centerline, making gunnery in total more convenient.

The most prominent features of Mogador are her speed, which can go well above 50kn as well as her Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.), which gives her the edge in a duel vs another destroyer or allows her to rack up a lot of damage against a target showing broadside. At the same time her lackluster concealment means that opposing destroyers will have the option to react before Mogador can engage them. On top of that, the lack of a Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) means that Mogador will struggle to disengage if required. Mogador’s torpedo armament is also lacking, making them more of a side weapon or a tool when rushing an opponent rather than a consistent factor.

This means that Mogador is best played in combination with an allied destroyer, to overcome her concealment issues and the lack of a smoke generator while the high burst damage potential allows the duo to dispose of any destroyers they might face.

Pros:

  • Incredibly fast, can reach a ludicrous 54.8 knots with Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) and the Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) signal flag
  • Powerful main battery guns with excellent HE and AP performance
  • High burst damage potential with Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.) active
  • Very good healthpool for a destroyer
  • Decent mid-range AA suite
  • Very fast torpedoes with good damage and quick reload time

Cons:

  • Lacks defensive tools of any kind and relies entirely on speed and dodging to avoid damage
  • Poor main battery reload speed
  • Slow turret traverse and poor firing angles
  • Very poor concealment
  • Vulnerable to planes due to high aerial detection and lack of long range AA defenses
  • Torpedoes have high detectability

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Mogador is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for a good chunk of hitpoints and a significant boost in AA, as well as a rudder shift improve. Research of this module unlocks progression to Kleber.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to PCA n°9 Mle 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Mogador are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Mogador commanders include the skills that improve her main armament and survivability.

Consumables

Mogador 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.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Mogador with Type 19 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs by 20%, and increases the amount of experience she earns by 100%.

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. French destroyer Mogador - Wikipedia
  2. Mogador-class destroyer - Wikipedia
  3. Armada: Mogador - News - World of Warships
  4. Armada: Mogador - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
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