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 *Below average torpedo protection; every torpedo that hits home will hit hard. *Below average torpedo protection; every torpedo that hits home will hit hard.
 *Underwhelming AA suite leaves her highly vulnerable to enemy aircraft. *Underwhelming AA suite leaves her highly vulnerable to enemy aircraft.
 +*Secondaries are rather inconsistent
 +*Questionable AP penetration
 *15-inch guns (380mm) such as those on [[Ship:Warspite|''Warspite'']] can overmatch her frontal armor, leading to possible citadel hits when bow-on to certain enemies. *15-inch guns (380mm) such as those on [[Ship:Warspite|''Warspite'']] can overmatch her frontal armor, leading to possible citadel hits when bow-on to certain enemies.
  

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Dunkerque
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Battleship | France | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo  Doubloons
Hit Points52,600 
Main Battery
330 mm/52 2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range18.21 km.
Maximum Dispersion244 m.
HE Shell330 mm HE OEA Mle 1935 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell35 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity885 m./s.
HE Shell Weight552 kg.
AP Shell330 mm AP OPfK Mle 1935 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity870 m./s.
AP Shell Weight560 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
130 mm/45 Mle 19322 х 4 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell130 mm HE OEA Mle 1934 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #2
130 mm/45 Mle 19322 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell130 mm HE OEA Mle 1934 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #3
130 mm/45 Mle 19321 х 4 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell130 mm HE OEA Mle 1934 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
13.2 mm/76 CAQ Mle 19298 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second40 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
37 mm/50 Mle 19335 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second11.5 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
130 mm/45 Mle 19322 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.4 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
130 mm/45 Mle 19322 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second17.2 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
130 mm/45 Mle 19321 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.2 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed29.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius730 m.
Rudder Shift Time14 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.92 km.
Air Detectability Range9.58 km.
Battle Levels
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promo

Dunkerque — French promo premium Tier VI battleship.

A high-speed battlecruiser designed to counter German heavy cruisers. The ship had good torpedo protection, carried numerous dual-purpose guns and had powerful horizontal armor. Her main turrets were placed in the fore end thus making any aft firing scenarios impossible.

Modules

Main Battery 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)
330 mm/52

St. Chamond Mle

1932
2.3362444,800359,700 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)
Dunkerque52,6001634022/35/8/2/30 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
PCA Mle 1940018.2 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 107,000 hp29.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Dunkerque is unique from the other Tier VI battleships with her high top speed and entirely forward-facing armament. She plays extremely similar to North Carolina or Iowa in that she is very durable when bow on, but has weak armor when broadside. Be careful to avoid close quarter brawl or static bow-on battle with other battleships early in the game as a well placed salvo can disable one or even both of her turrets. Her guns have a high muzzle velocity with fast shell travel time, but dispersion can be annoying at times. She is good at killing destroyers and cruisers, but will struggle against a well-angled battleship in much the same way as Scharnhorst will. However, she can outrun equal tier battleships, so use this speed to decline unfavorable engagements and support your team in killing enemy cruisers and to punish battleships who make positional mistakes.


LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Review: Dunkerque from the NA forums


Pros:

  • Reliable frontal armor allows her to maximize her turret layout.
  • Best-in-tier turret traverse speed.
  • Good shell velocity.
  • Excellent main battery range (second only to Fuso at Tier VI).
  • Turret arrangement gives maximum firepower while perfectly angled too.
  • Outstanding speed. Dunkerque is the fastest Tier VI battleship in the game.

Cons:

  • Large profile ensures most incoming rounds will find something to hit.
  • With only two turrets, turret incapacitation or destruction is her worst nightmare.
  • Poor rear armor.
  • Very long rudder shift time makes her difficult to maneuver in tight quarters.
  • Below average torpedo protection; every torpedo that hits home will hit hard.
  • Underwhelming AA suite leaves her highly vulnerable to enemy aircraft.
  • Secondaries are rather inconsistent
  • Questionable AP penetration
  • 15-inch guns (380mm) such as those on Warspite can overmatch her frontal armor, leading to possible citadel hits when bow-on to certain enemies.

Research

As a premium ship, Dunkerque doesn't have any upgrades to research.


Dunkerque captains should equip Main Armaments Modification 1 to increase turret durability, and pay special attention to the Tier 5 skill Preventative Maintenance. With all of her firepower in two turret modules, Preventative Maintenance will increase the survivability of her main battery and reduce instances of potentially catastrophic turret destruction.

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Historical Info

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