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 2,500nm at 20knts 2,500nm at 20knts
 === Armament === === Armament ===
?Four 105mm rifles (4x1), one 76.2mm AA, various 20mm and 40mm AA from 1942-1944<br />+Four 102mm rifles (4x1), one 76.2mm AA, various 20mm and 40mm AA from 1942-1944<br />
  
 Twelve (4x3) 533mm torpedo tubes Twelve (4x3) 533mm torpedo tubes
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 === Conversions and Characteristics Thereof=== === Conversions and Characteristics Thereof===
 ==== ASW modifications (15 ships, DDs 118, 126, 130, 142, 144, 145, 147, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 158, 159, 160) ==== ==== ASW modifications (15 ships, DDs 118, 126, 130, 142, 144, 145, 147, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 158, 159, 160) ====
?All four 105mm rifles landed, replaced by six (6x1) 76.2mm rifles<br />+All four 102mm rifles landed, replaced by six (6x1) 76.2mm rifles<br />
  
 Aft torpedo bank (2x3) removed, replaced by two of six (6x1) 76.2mm rifles<br /> Aft torpedo bank (2x3) removed, replaced by two of six (6x1) 76.2mm rifles<br />

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Wickes
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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier III
Tech Tree Position
Sampson
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Clemson
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General
Research price2200 exp
Purchase price250,000 Credits
Hit Points8,100 
Main Battery
102 mm/50 Mk124 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire8.57 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed11.5 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time15.65 sec.
Firing Range8.37 km.
Maximum Dispersion84 m.
HE Shell102 mm HE/HC Mk15 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity884 m./s.
HE Shell Weight14.97 kg.
AP Shell102 mm AP/SC Mk16 
Maximum AP Shell Damage1,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity884 m./s.
AP Shell Weight14.97 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Triple4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.88 shots/min.
Reload Time32 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoBliss Leavitt Mk3 
Maximum Damage6,400 
Torpedo Speed48 knot
Torpedo Range5.001 km.
AA Defense
76.2 mm/23 Mk71 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius520 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.66 km.
Air Detectability Range2.45 km.
Battle Levels
12345678910
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250,000

Wickes — American Tier III destroyer.

One of the massively produced destroyers in the U.S. Navy featuring flush-deck design. The key difference from her preceding class was the significantly increased propulsion power, resulting in higher speeds and better maneuverability.

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)
102 mm/50 Mk128.615.65841,50061,700 025,000
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)
Wickes (A)8,1006134140 038,000
Wickes (B)8,9006134240 70098,000
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)
Bliss Leavitt Mk31.9327.26,400485 021,000
Bliss Leavitt Mk91.5407.29,900565 35070,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk3 mod. 108.4 020,500
Mk III mod. 2109.2 40052,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 26,400 hp34 021,000

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

Player Opinion

Performance

The Wickes takes a little getting used to. At first, its health is so lousy it's barely worth getting into combat. You gain some more durability with the B hull, at least. All the same, the Wickes is usually outperformed by the Wakatake in a torpedo knife-fight. An effective strategy is to weave side to side to keep up gun fire from all 4 turrets and launch both sides of torpedoes.

All in all, it's an okay ship when you get used to it, but can be a drag at first.

Pros:

  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Good gun traverse
  • Able to drop waves of torpedoes from both sides
  • Good concealment

Cons:

  • Gun reload is a little slow
  • Like all DDs, basically no armor
  • Guns are arranged such that you can only point a maximum of 3 guns at any target
  • Torpedoes are outranged by the IJN counterpart (Wakatake)
  • Effectively no AA

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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Destroyers
Japan  II Tachibana Doubloons • II Umikaze • II Tachibana Lima Doubloons • III Wakatake • IV Isokaze • V Minekaze • V Fūjin Doubloons • V Kamikaze Doubloons • V Kamikaze R Doubloons • V Mutsuki • VI Fubuki • VI Hatsuharu • VI Shinonome Doubloons • VII Akatsuki • VII Shiratsuyu • VII Yūdachi Doubloons • VIII Akizuki • VIII Kagerō • VIII Asashio Doubloons • VIII Asashio B Doubloons • VIII HSF Harekaze Doubloons • VIII AL Yukikaze Doubloons • IX Yūgumo • IX Kitakaze • X Shimakaze • X Harugumo • X Hayate 
U.S.A.  II Sampson • II Smith Doubloons • III Wickes • IV Clemson • V Nicholas • V Hill Doubloons • VI Farragut • VI Monaghan Doubloons • VII Mahan • VII Sims Doubloons • VIII Benson • VIII Kidd Doubloons • IX Fletcher • IX Benham Doubloons • IX Black Doubloons • X Gearing • X Somers Doubloons 
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Germany  II V-25 • III G-101 • IV V-170 • V T-22 • VI Ernst Gaede • VI T-61 Doubloons • VII Leberecht Maass • VII Z-39 Doubloons • VIII Z-23 • IX Z-46 • X Z-52 
Italy  VI Leone • X Paolo Emilio 
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Europe  VII Błyskawica Doubloons • IX Friesland Doubloons 
Pan-Asia  II Longjiang • III Phra Ruang • IV Shenyang • V Jianwei • VI Fushun • VI Anshan Doubloons • VII Gadjah Mada • VIII Hsienyang • VIII Loyang Doubloons • IX Chung Mu • X Yueyang 
Commonwealth  III Vampire Doubloons • VII Haida Doubloons 
Pan-America  
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