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Z-44
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Destroyer | Germany | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points19,400 
Main Battery
128 mm/45 SK C/34 on an MPLC/34 mount5 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire14.29 shots/min.
Reload Time4.2 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range11.11 km.
Maximum Dispersion98 m.
HE Shell128 mm Spr.Gr. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity830 m./s.
HE Shell Weight28 kg.
AP Shell128 mm P.Spr.Gr. 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity830 m./s.
AP Shell Weight28 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Fünfling2 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.71 shots/min.
Reload Time85 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoG7a T1 Ausf. C 
Maximum Damage13,700 
Torpedo Speed64 knot
Torpedo Range12 km.
AA Defense
30 mm/45 Flak 103/38 on a quadruple mount7 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second100.1 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius670 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.78 km.
Air Detectability Range3.64 km.
Battle Levels
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Z-44 — German promo premium Tier IX destroyer.

A Type 1936B destroyer, armed with quintuple torpedo launchers and effective automatic anti-aircraft guns that were developed in the late 1930s.

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)
128 mm/45 SK C/34 on an MPLC/34 mount14.322.5981,50063,000 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)
Z-4419,4008205720 00
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)
G7a T1 Ausf.C0.7857.213,7006412 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
FKS Typ 9 Mod. 1011.1 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 70,000 hp36.5 00

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 Smoke Generator 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


Pros:

  • Strong main battery AP shells, raw damage is high
  • Excellent HE shell penetration of 32mm
  • The only German destroyer armed with quintuple torpedo launchers
  • Best torpedo range among German destroyers at 12km
  • Excellent torpedo reload speed, as low as 65 seconds with all relevant upgrades
  • Large hitpoint pool
  • Strong short-range AA defenses with high DPS and accuracy

Cons:

  • Poor main battery HE damage output and fire chance
  • Poor main battery firing angles, must show a near-full broadside to unmask all guns
  • Poor main battery traverse speed
  • Individually, torpedoes have low damage and flood chance
  • Lacks mid- and long-range AA defenses
  • Large turn radius and fairly slow rudder shift
  • Worst Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) performance in tier/class, tied with Z-46


Research

As a premium ship, Z-44 doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Z-44 are as follows:

Commander Skills


Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

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