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This page is about the German destroyer Jaguar. For the German motor torpedo boat, see Jaguar-Klasse.
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The Raubtier-class, Jaguar, 1941 is a premium gift rank II German destroyer with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.95 "Northern Wind" as a reward during the 2019 "Operation F.R.O.S.T" event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower8 / 8 / 8 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement1 320 t
Crew120 people

With a construction made of steel and a crew of 120 sailors, the survivability of the vessel is normal, but not great. The ship may resist one or two shots from a Destroyer, but will quickly be sunk if you do not do anything to evade fire.

Armour type:

  • Antifragmentation armour


Speedforward / back
AB77 / 31 km/h
RB63 / 26 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 57 23 ~84.92 ~150.16
Upgraded 77 31 ___ ___
RB/SB Stock ___ ___ ___ ___
Upgraded 63 26 ___ ___

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 610 Sl icon.png
RB2 483 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts115 000 Sl icon.png
Aces500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces640 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 260 / 460 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 142 / 142 / 142 % 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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20 mm HET magazines
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20 mm APT magazines
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Torpedo Mode


Primary armament

3 х Turret10.5 cm/45 SK C/32 cannon
Ammunition100 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 50°
Main article: SK C/32 (105 mm)

Instead of using 12.7 cm cannons like its sister ships, the Jaguar uses 10.5 cm cannons. While being smaller than the guns of its contemporaries, they can still perform effectively with a lower reload speed. They offer a little more forgiveness to the player, while often offering less to the target. The damage dealt by the HE round with the base fuse, along with its reload, allows the player to whittle away at the target, and with a little aiming, can render the target completely defenceless.

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
Sprgr. L/4.4 Kpf.Z HE 20 20 20 20 20 20
Sprgr. L/4.4 Bd.Z HE 42 34 25 20 20 20
Sprgr. L/4.4 Zt.Z HE-TF 20 20 20 20 20 20
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
Sprgr. L/4.4 Kpf.Z HE 785 15.1 0 0.1 1,550 79° 80° 81°
Sprgr. L/4.4 Bd.Z HE 785 15.1 0.015 5 1,550 79° 80° 81°
Sprgr. L/4.4 Zt.Z HE-TF 785 15.1 0 0.1 1,550 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 cm/65 C/30 automatic cannon
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity20 rounds
Fire rate276 shots/min
Main article: 2 cm/65 C/30 (20 mm)

The ship is equipped with two 20 mm guns as secondary armament. This guns can provide a little protection against low-flying aircraft or the smaller torpedo boats. It's difficult to take down an aircraft, but the rate of fire and the standard belt can make planes opt to target less defended vessels. Against torpedo boats they are not a great help, but they can deter smaller boats from getting close enough to deploy their torpedoes accurately.

  • Universal: AP-T · AP · HEF-T · HEF
  • 20 mm HET magazines: HEF · HEF-T · HEF · AP
  • 20 mm APT magazines: AP · AP-T · AP · HEF

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEF-T 2 2 2 2 2 2
AP 36 35 27 20 15 11
AP-T 36 35 27 20 15 11
HEF 2 2 2 2 2 2
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
HEF-T 835 0.12 0 0.1 10.54 79° 80° 81°
AP 785 0.15 - - - 47° 60° 65°
AP-T 785 0.15 - - - 47° 60° 65°
HEF 835 0.12 0 0.1 10.54 79° 80° 81°

Additional armament

Setup 16 x 533 mm G7a torpedo
Main article: G7a (533 mm)

Two triple G7a torpedo launch tubes are mounted on the ship. The G7a is very effective against any opponents the Leopard might have to face at its BR.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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  • Features quick-firing and accurate 10.5 cm cannons
  • G7a torpedoes can knock out any ships at this BR with a few hits
  • Good mobility and agility


  • Poor survivability
  • Low crew count
  • Lacklustre secondary armaments


Jaguar at sea, 1934–1935

The Type 1924 "Jaguar" was a heavy torpedo boat of the six-ship "Type 24" class. Built for the newly-established German Navy in the 1920s, the ships were extremely heavily-armed for a ship of their size. She sailed on several non-intervention patrols for the German Navy during the Spanish Civil War, and laid many minefields during the Second World War. By the start of 1942, Jaguar was one of two remaining ships of the class still afloat; she served until the D-Day landings, where she was sunk by allied bombers while in port at Le Havre.

Design and development

The "Type 24" class of 1924 were a class of six heavy torpedo boats built for the German navy. Despite them being extremely heavily armed and close to destroyer-size, they were classified as torpedo boats by the German navy. In War Thunder, these vessels are classified as destroyers. The ships displaced 1,300 tons full load and could make a top speed of 34 knots (63 km/h). They had a crew of 129 crew members, which was relatively small for a destroyer but large for a torpedo boat. Jaguar carried three 10.5 cm (4 inch) naval guns, as well as six 533 mm torpedo tubes. Later on, she received four 2 cm Flakvierling anti-aircraft guns for air defence. Jaguar was the last ship of her class to be laid down, in May 1927 at Wilhelmshaven. Following her completion, she was commissioned in August 1929.

Operational history

After her commissioning, Jaguar was commissioned into the 3rd Torpedo Boat flotilla along with her sister ships. During the late 1930s, she made several non-intervention patrols in the seas off of Spain due to the Spanish Civil War. At the start of the Second World War, Jaguar made numerous anti-contraband patrols with her sister ships, then sailed towards Norway to provide support for the German Norwegian campaign. During this time, she escorted the heavily-damaged pocket battleship Lutzow after she was torpedoed, as well as the Scharnhorst. She also participated in extensive mine-laying duties, laying mines in the North Sea and off of Dover (in the United Kingdom).

In February 1941, Jaguar escorted the battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau to the French port of Brest after their North Atlantic raid, and soon after escorted them back out on the Channel Dash. She later the battlecruisers, along with the battleship Tirpitz, on their voyages between various Norwegian fjords and inlets. In June 1943, Jaguar recommenced her usual role, and laid more mines in the North Sea. In early 1944, Jaguar laid more mines in the English Channel; at this point, she was based at the port of Le Havre. However, it was there that she met her final fate. In June 1944, shortly after the D-Day landings, RAF bombers bombed Le Havre with the goal of destroying all German ships there. Jaguar, along with her sole remaining sister ship, Falke, were both sunk by bombs.



See also

Related development

External links


  • Naval Encyclopedia. (2020, May 22). German ww2 Destroyers. Retrieved January 04, 2021, from
  • NAVYPEDIA. (2007). 1924 Type Torpedo Boats. Retrieved January 04, 2021, from

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Torpedo Boats 
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See also  Kaiserliche Werft (1871 - 1918)

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