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Rank VI USA | Premium | Golden Eagles
A-10A Thunderbolt (Early)
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The Aigle-class (C), Aigle, 1942 is a premium gift rank II French destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Sky Guardians" but was removed from the Gaijin store after the War Thunder's 11th Anniversary sale. The vessel returned to sale on the anniversary of its launch.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower3 / 3 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure8 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement3 410 t
Crew240 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.


Speedforward / back
AB88 / 31 km/h
RB71 / 25 km/h

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 88 31
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 71 25

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 906 Sl icon.png
RB1 617 Sl icon.png
Crew training3 400 Sl icon.png
Experts23 000 Sl icon.png
Aces180 Ge icon.png
Research Aces380 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 140 / 260 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 118 / 118 / 118 % Rp icon.png
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Damage Control Division
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Fire Division
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Shrapnel Protection
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
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138.6 mm SAP
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Torpedo Mode


Primary armament

5 х Turret138.6 mm/40 model 1927 gun
Ammunition100 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 28°

Provide information about the characteristics of the primary armament. Evaluate their efficacy in battle based on their reload speed, ballistics and the capacity of their shells. Add a link to the main article about the weapon: {{main|Weapon name (calibre)}}. Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
OEA Mle 1928 HE 36 36 36 36 36 36
OPFA Mle 1924 SAPBC 63 55 44 36 31 30
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
OEA Mle 1928 HE 700 40.2 0 0.1 3.41 79° 80° 81°
OPFA Mle 1924 SAPBC 700 39.9 0.05 6 2.53 48° 63° 71°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret37 mm/50 model 1925 gun
Ammunition1000 rounds
Turret2 x 37 mm/50 model 1933 gun
Ammunition2000 rounds

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
OEA Mle 1925 HE 3 3 3 3 3 3
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
OEA Mle 1925 HE 810 0.73 0 0.1 50 79° 80° 81°

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret2 x 13.2 mm model 1929 Hotchkiss machine gun
Ammunition3600 rounds
Belt capacity30 rounds
Fire rate476 shots/min

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship's anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Additional armament

Setup 16 x 550 mm model 1923DT torpedo
Main article: Model 1923DT (550 mm)

The torpedoes of the Aigle are rather slow compared to the ones the German or American ships can carry. In trade for the slow speed, they have an above-average travel distance of 9km with a decent amount of explosive filler of 308g of TNT, for inflicting great damage to enemy ships. Further, the Aigle is rather limited by only having 6 of those torpedoes, disallowing unthought use of the 1923DT torpedoes.

The torpedo launchers of the Aigle are located at two positions, 3 in the centre and 3 in the back of the ship. This allows the ship to have good torpedo launch angles over the sides which allows the ship to launch torpedoes while retreating from a position or turning away from enemy fire.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Decent HE and SAPBC ammunition, great for fighting other destroyers and coastal fleet targets
  • Turrets have antifragmentation armour to offer, reducing the chance of the turret being knocked out
  • Ammunition is stored further down in the ship, making it harder to cause an explosion
  • Very fast ship, making it harder to hit and improving survivability
  • Torpedoes have a long travel distance


  • Main guns lack solid AP for more armoured targets
  • Slow turret traverse of the main guns, making it harder to quickly react
  • Can only carry 6 torpedoes, requiring the player to carefully consider when to use them
  • Hull lacks any armour protection
  • Torpedoes are rather slow and hard to effectively use over long distances


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ship in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the ship and adding a block "/History" (example: and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the ship's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).



See also

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  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Ateliers et Chantiers de France (ACF)
Bourrasque-class  Bourrasque
Aigle-class  Aigle
Vauquelin-class  Vauquelin
Le Fantasque-class  Le Triomphant

France destroyers
Bourrasque-class  Bourrasque
Chacal-class  Chacal · Leopard · Panthere
Aigle-class  Aigle · Vautour · Milan
Vauquelin-class  Vauquelin
Le Fantasque-class  Le Malin · Le Triomphant
Hunt-class  La Combattante
Trophies  Germany
Desaix-class*  Kleber
Type 1936  Marceau
  * Modified Type 1934A-class destroyers

France premium ships
Destroyers  Panthere · Aigle · Le Triomphant
Light cruisers  Duguay-Trouin
Heavy cruisers  Dupleix
Battleships  Courbet