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Phra Ruang
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Destroyer | Pan-Asia | Tier III
Tech Tree Position
Longjiang
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Shenyang
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General
Research price2100 exp
Purchase price252,000 Credits
Hit Points7,900 
Main Battery
102 mm/40 PIX3 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range7.88 km.
Maximum Dispersion80 m.
HE Shell102 mm HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity664 m./s.
HE Shell Weight14.1 kg.
AP Shell102 mm AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage1,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity664 m./s.
AP Shell Weight14.1 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm DR Mk II2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.46 shots/min.
Reload Time41 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk II 
Maximum Damage10,000 
Torpedo Speed51 knot
Torpedo Range7.32 km.
AA Defense
40 mm/39 QF Mark II1 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second5.7 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36 knot
Turning Circle Radius450 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range5.76 km.
Air Detectability Range2.04 km.
Battle Levels
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III
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Phra Ruang — Pan-Asian Tier III destroyer.

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Formerly HMS Radiant of the British Navy, she was sold to the Royal Thai Navy in 1920 and renamed. She could travel at a very high speed and carried very good armament. For most of her service life, she was the most powerful torpedo ship in her country's service.

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)
102 mm/40 PIX1222.5801,50061,500 025,000
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)
Phra Ruang (A)7,900663120 038,000
Phra Ruang (B)8,700663320 80096,000
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)
533 mm Mk II1.5417.210,000517.3 021,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk III mod. 107.9 020,500
Mk III mod. 2108.7 40052,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 27,000 hp36 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

Tier III's Phra Ruang plays very similarly to her predecessor Longjiang, and shares many of the same strengths and weaknesses.

Phra Ruang’s torpedoes are quite good for her tier, and will inflict heavy damage upon the cruisers and battleships — and occasional aircraft carriers — she encounters; unfortunately, as deep water torpedoes, they are useless against smaller enemy units. This means she must rely upon her main battery when in close combat with opposing destroyers. Her 102mm guns are adequate, but not exceptional. At point-blank ranges (~5.0 km or less) they are good enough for self-defense, and fire quickly enough that they are likely to discourage enemy destroyers from pushing closer. Shell flight times out near her maximum range of 8.7 km, however, will make hitting anything but slow-moving battleships very challenging.

Phra Ruang captains should use her stealth and torpedoes to make quick work of enemy battleships and avoid engaging enemy destroyers at all costs. Her stealth makes her an excellent ship to capture control points in, as long as captains have a pre-planned exit strategy if spotted. Aggressive captains may feel comfortable taking on wounded destroyers — or hiding in a bank of smoke to harass enemy capital ships — with her main battery; this is a valid tactic, of course, but given her very low health pool (second-lowest at Tier III) the price for getting spotted is likely a quick trip back to port.

Pros:

  • Lowest detection range of all Tier III destroyers.
  • Capable of delivering torpedo strikes from beyond detection range.
  • Torpedo reload is relatively quick.
  • Fastest Tier III destroyer.

Cons:

  • Painfully slow torpedoes.
  • Torpedoes are not useful when engaged in close combat with other destroyers.
  • Main battery shell velocity makes long-range gunnery very difficult.
  • Exceedingly fragile, Phra Ruang combines a low health pool with non-existent armor.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Phra Ruang is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for additional health, a touch more AA, and a quicker rudder shift time. Research of this module unlocks progression to Shenyang.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Mk III mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
The Hull (B) upgrade is really the only place to invest experience gains; given her shell performance, captains are encouraged to simply ship the GFCS upgrade and move on up the tech tree.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Phra Ruang are as follows:


Captains without Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) flags to use are strongly encouraged to equip Magazine Modification 1 in Slot 1 instead.

Commander Skills

Key skills for Phra Ruang commanders include Last Stand, Survivability Expert, and Concealment Expert. It's difficult to recommend investing skill points into buffing her main battery via Advanced/Basic Firing Training or Demolition Expert, but it's all she can rely on when up against enemy destroyers and may be worth sinking some points into for highly aggressive captains.

Consumables

Phra Ruang 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.

Signals

The two best flags to equip on Phra Ruang are Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.) and Red Dragon (+100% XP earned for the battle. / +100% Commander XP earned for the battle.) in order to quickly advance up the line. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) is always a good idea for a destroyer, though Phra Ruang is already the fastest destroyer at Tier III. Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.) and/or Dragon Flag (+333% Commander XP earned for the battle.) will help captains advance towards that crucial Level 4 commander skill more quickly.

Gallery

Historical Gallery

References

  1. HMS Radiant (1916) - Wikipedia
  2. R-class destroyer (1916) - Wikipedia
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