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 +''{{#var:ship_name}}'' exemplifies the fast, gunboat style of destroyer play found in ships such as the ''[[Kiev]]'' and ''[[Khabarovsk]]''. Having a large surface detection range, somewhat poor torpedoes, and no {{Smoke Generator}} consumable, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' must rely on her guns and pure, blistering speed to have an impact in battle.
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 +First and foremost, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is currently the fastest ship in the game, topping out at 53.8 knots with all pertinent boosts active. While her base top speed is only 43 knots like the ''[[Khabarovsk]]'', her improved engine boost provides the edge need to claim that number one spot. ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' also has a meaty health pool to draw upon, facilitating her ability to draw and dodge most enemy fire through sheer speed and maneuverability. In addition, this health pool will help her to win destroyer duels, though her similarly large spotting radius functionally means that enemy DDs will by-and-large be spotting ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' first in most situations. With her speed, however, it's unlikely that any enemy DD will be able to escape upon being spotted. ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' has also been given a {{Main Battery Reload Booster}} consumable, doubling her rate of fire for fifteen seconds and letting her relatively high damage HE shells tear apart any enemy unlucky enough to be targeted.
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 +It's not all peaches and cream, unfortunately. For her speed, health, and bursty guns, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' sacrifices her smokescreen. Unlike other destroyers who might have an option to forgo smoke, it's simply not available on ''{{#var:ship_name}}''. Functionally, this forces her to rely entirely upon speed and health for disengagements while also ensuring any damage done by ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' will be done in the open. Unless clever island play is used, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' will be spotted so long as her guns are firing (and assuming she hasn't drafted some other ship's smoke for her own use.) Additionally, the firing arcs on ''{{#var:ship_name}}'s'' third and fourth turrets are abysmally bad, forcing her to go nearly broadside to unshadow all main battery guns. While this isn't a huge issue when fighting at range, it becomes a critical weakness against other destroyers, as sailing side on during a knife-fight only causes her to take more damage. Admittedly, this weakness is somewhat mitigated by ''{{#var:ship_name}}'s'' {{Main Battery Reload Booster}}, but it's something captains should keep in mind nonetheless.
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 +In short, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is a speed demon in the most literal sense, sacrificing a key element of most destroyer play in order to more heavily specialise in speed and firepower. Those who enjoy living life on the edge will surely enjoy the experience afforded by this super-sonic destroyer.
  
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?* Large health pool - only ''[[Akizuki]]'' and ''[[Z-23]]'' have greater health at tier VIII+* Large health pool - only ''[[Akizuki]]'' and ''[[Z-23]]'' have more health at tier VIII.
?* Large 138.6mm guns with heavy hells hit for high damage+* Large 138.6mm guns with heavy shells hit for high damage.
?* ''Le Terrible'' can equip the {{Main Battery Reload Booster}}, doubling main battery rate of fire for 15 seconds+* ''Le Terrible'' can equip the {{Main Battery Reload Booster}}, doubling main battery rate of fire for 15 seconds.
 * With a high top speed of 43 knots (matched only by the ''[[Khabarovsk]]'') and access to the French improved {{Engine Boost}}, ''Le Terrible'' is the fastest ship in the game, able to reach a top speed of 53.8 knots with all available upgrades. * With a high top speed of 43 knots (matched only by the ''[[Khabarovsk]]'') and access to the French improved {{Engine Boost}}, ''Le Terrible'' is the fastest ship in the game, able to reach a top speed of 53.8 knots with all available upgrades.
 * Due greatly to her high top speed, in spite of her large turning circle ''Le Terrible'' handles well in maneuvers, having a rapid rate of turn. * Due greatly to her high top speed, in spite of her large turning circle ''Le Terrible'' handles well in maneuvers, having a rapid rate of turn.

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Le Terrible
Le_Terrible_wows_main.jpg
Destroyer | France | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Le_Terrible_icon_small.png
General
Purchase price9,500 Doubloons
Hit Points18,600 
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.78 shots/min.
Reload Time77 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 24V 
Maximum Damage18,400 
Torpedo Speed65 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
13.2 mm/76 Mle 19292 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
13.2 mm/76 CAD Mle 19292 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
37 mm/50 Mle 19332 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second4.6 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
37 mm/50 CA Mle 19251 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second1.6 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed43 knot
Turning Circle Radius690 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range8.46 km.
Air Detectability Range3.67 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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9,500

Le Terrible — French premium Tier VIII destroyer.

One of the Le Fantasque-class torpedo-boat destroyers—large fast ships with powerful artillery armament. During sea trials, she reached a top speed that remains unsurpassed by any destroyer since.

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/50 Mle 192912181072,000102,700 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)
Le Terrible18,60062052/2/2/130 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)
550 mm 24V0.8777.218,400658 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
PCA n° 8 Mle 1012.3 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 86,433 hp43 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 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

Player Opinion

Performance

Le Terrible exemplifies the fast, gunboat style of destroyer play found in ships such as the Kiev and Khabarovsk. Having a large surface detection range, somewhat poor torpedoes, and no Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) consumable, Le Terrible must rely on her guns and pure, blistering speed to have an impact in battle.

First and foremost, Le Terrible is currently the fastest ship in the game, topping out at 53.8 knots with all pertinent boosts active. While her base top speed is only 43 knots like the Khabarovsk, her improved engine boost provides the edge need to claim that number one spot. Le Terrible also has a meaty health pool to draw upon, facilitating her ability to draw and dodge most enemy fire through sheer speed and maneuverability. In addition, this health pool will help her to win destroyer duels, though her similarly large spotting radius functionally means that enemy DDs will by-and-large be spotting Le Terrible first in most situations. With her speed, however, it's unlikely that any enemy DD will be able to escape upon being spotted. Le Terrible has also been given a Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.) consumable, doubling her rate of fire for fifteen seconds and letting her relatively high damage HE shells tear apart any enemy unlucky enough to be targeted.

It's not all peaches and cream, unfortunately. For her speed, health, and bursty guns, Le Terrible sacrifices her smokescreen. Unlike other destroyers who might have an option to forgo smoke, it's simply not available on Le Terrible. Functionally, this forces her to rely entirely upon speed and health for disengagements while also ensuring any damage done by Le Terrible will be done in the open. Unless clever island play is used, Le Terrible will be spotted so long as her guns are firing (and assuming she hasn't drafted some other ship's smoke for her own use.) Additionally, the firing arcs on Le Terrible's third and fourth turrets are abysmally bad, forcing her to go nearly broadside to unshadow all main battery guns. While this isn't a huge issue when fighting at range, it becomes a critical weakness against other destroyers, as sailing side on during a knife-fight only causes her to take more damage. Admittedly, this weakness is somewhat mitigated by Le Terrible's Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.), but it's something captains should keep in mind nonetheless.

In short, Le Terrible is a speed demon in the most literal sense, sacrificing a key element of most destroyer play in order to more heavily specialise in speed and firepower. Those who enjoy living life on the edge will surely enjoy the experience afforded by this super-sonic destroyer.

Pros:

  • Large health pool - only Akizuki and Z-23 have more health at tier VIII.
  • Large 138.6mm guns with heavy shells hit for high damage.
  • Le Terrible can equip the Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.), doubling main battery rate of fire for 15 seconds.
  • With a high top speed of 43 knots (matched only by the Khabarovsk) and access to the French improved Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.), Le Terrible is the fastest ship in the game, able to reach a top speed of 53.8 knots with all available upgrades.
  • Due greatly to her high top speed, in spite of her large turning circle Le Terrible handles well in maneuvers, having a rapid rate of turn.

Cons:

  • No Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) consumable.
  • Second worst concealment in her tier for destroyers, only behind Kiev.
  • Combination of poor concealment and subpar torpedo range means launching torpedoes from stealth is difficult.
  • Anti-aircraft armament is near non-existent.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Le Terrible is a gunboat destroyer, so upgrades suiting gunboat destroyers are useful for her, such as Engine Boost Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Engine Boost and Emergency Engine Power consumables.: +50% action time.) for her unique Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) consumable and Aiming Systems Modification 1 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery and secondary battery, accelerates the traverse speed of torpedo tubes, and extends the firing range of the secondary battery: -7% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% secondary battery firing range. / -5% secondary battery dispersion.). Concealment System Modification 1 (Reduces the detectability range of the ship and aircraft carrier's squadrons: -10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the dispersion of enemy shells fired at your ship.) is standard for almost all destroyers, and one's choice for the first slot will depend on whether one wants to farm Juliet Charlie flags.

The recommended upgrades for Le Terrible are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Le Terrible commanders include Last Stand, Survivability Expert, and Advanced Firing Training.

Consumables

Le Terrible can equip the following consumables:

It is recommended that captains use Premium consumables to get the most out of the ship.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Le Terrible comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Le Terrible captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.) and India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) flags are recommended to improve the main battery's fire chance. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) flags can also be mounted to decrease consumable cooldown time. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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