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Västerås
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Destroyer | Europe | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
Visby
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Skåne
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General
Research price35000 exp
Purchase price3,000,000 Credits
Hit Points11,000 
Main Battery
120 mm/45 Bofors Model 1924C on a shielded mount3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range9.01 km.
Maximum Dispersion89 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE M1936 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,600 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24 kg.
AP Shell120 mm AP M1936 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight24 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Triple2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.02 shots/min.
Reload Time59 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoTorped M1929 
Maximum Damage6,200 
Torpedo Speed65 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
40 mm/56 Bofors L/60 Model 1936 on a single mount3 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.5 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/60 Madsen maskinkanon Model 19382 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed38 knot
Turning Circle Radius590 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.06 km.
Air Detectability Range2.99 km.
Battle Levels
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VI
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3,000,000

Västerås — European Tier VI destroyer.

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The design of a large, fast-moving, and well-armed destroyer, developed by Swedish shipbuilders for the Polish Navy. All of her main battery artillery was placed in twin mounts.

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)
120 mm/45 Bofors Model 1924C on a shielded mount822.5891,60072,200 0200,000
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)
Västerås (A)11,00071632/32 0300,000
Västerås (B)12,10071633/22 10,500840,000
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)
Torped M19291597.26,200658 0200,000
Torped M1924 mod 11597.27,5336510 7,000560,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SUO Mk 6 Mod. 109 0200,000
SUO Mk 6 Mod. 2109.9 7,000560,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 41,000 hp38 0200,000

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 Depth Charges Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Tier VI destroyer Vasteras embodies the standard characteristics of the European destroyer line. Although she features many of the trademark European strengths, such as fast reloading torpedoes and the Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. consumable, she lacks other important strengths of higher tier ships of the line.

In terms of armament, Vasteras can be considered a gun-torpedo hybrid in many regards. Her torpedoes have a very quick reload time of just under one minute, which is the fastest at Tier VI. They boast a fairly long range, and decent speed. Because of these strengths, the torpedoes have a pitiful alpha damage of 7,533, which is by far the lowest of all Tier VI destroyers. This prevents Vasteras from being able to successfully rush and kill enemies at close range. In terms of gun power, Vasteras is fairly weak. She has six 120mm guns in three double turrets, one bow and two aft. These turrets, similar to Visby’s, have a very poor turret traverse speed, making close range engagements with enemy destroyers difficult. The long reload and bad HE fire chance, along with the small gun caliber, make damaging armored enemies with guns unviable as a source of damage.

Vasteras has a mediocre HP pool of 12,100 fully upgraded. As with all destroyers, use of the Survivability Expert skill is highly recommended. Despite this medium amount of health, she gets access to the Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. consumable, which is extremely uncommon among mid tier destroyers. This allows Vasteras to take risky engagements and recover from them much more efficiently than her peers. She also has strong handling, with a 3 second rudder shift time, and a tight turning circle. This allows Vasteras to effectively dodge incoming fire from longer ranges.

As a European destroyer, Vasteras has one of the strongest AA suites of her tier. Her AA range is longer than her air detectability, so players should disable AA guns until she is spotted by planes in order to preserve her concealment. Although Vasteras' AA appears to be stronger than other Tier VI destroyers, it is unlikely that they will be able to defend her from a Tier VI carrier, and a Tier VIII carrier will surely be able to attack her.

Taking all her characteristics into account, captains of Vasteras should adopt a long range playstyle, using her good concealment and excellent torpedo range to attack sluggish targets from range. Due to her poor turret traverse and bad gun DPM, and especially due to her lack of Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates., Vasteras players should avoid contesting key areas and fighting other destroyers early in the game. However, the extra survivability provided by her Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. can make a significant difference in the later part of the match.

Pros:

  • Quick reloading torpedoes
  • Above average concealment for her tier
  • Good maneuverability
  • Access to Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.

Cons:

  • No access to Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.
  • Weak main battery
  • Poor firing range
  • Low torpedo alpha damage
  • Annoyingly slow turret traverse speed

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Västerås is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for more hit points, an additional main battery gun and faster rudder shift time. Research of this module unlocks progression to Skåne.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to SUO Mk 6 mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Västerås are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Västerås can equip the following consumables:

Historical Gallery

References

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.0.

Testing Changes

  • Dec 5, 2019:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • Jan 10, 2020:
    • Number of charges of the Repair Party consumable increased from 1(2) to 2(3).
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 6.5 to 5.5 s.
    • Detectability ranges decreased:
      • By ships from 7.66 to 6.86 km.
      • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.75 to 2.44 km.
      • By aircraft from 3.24 to 2.9 km.
  • Jan 31, 2020:
    • Detectability ranges increased:
      • By ships from 6.86 to 7.06 km.
      • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.44 to 2.51 km.
      • By aircraft from 2.9 to 2.99 km.
  • Feb 7, 2020:
    • Turret traverse speed decreased from 10 to 8 degrees per second.
    • Torpedo tube reload time increased from 55 to 59 s.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 5.5 to 6.5 s.
  • Feb 21, 2020:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 6.5 to 7 s.
  • Mar 6, 2020:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 7.0 to 7.5 s.
    • Maximum HE shell damage decreased from 1,700 to 1,600.
    • HE shell fire chance decreased from 8 to 7%.
  • Introduced in Update 0.9.2 for European tokens in the Armory.
  • Introduced as a researchable ship in Update 0.9.3.
    • Basic torpedo modules are now researchable. The characteristics of the new base module are similar to the characteristics of the researchable torpedo module of the destroyer of the previous tier.
  • Update 0.9.6:
    • Fixed geometry and textures.

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