Le Malin

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Merkava Mk.2D Pack
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Le Malin
AB RB SB
4.7 4.7 4.7
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Description

The Le Fantasque-class, Le Malin, 1943 is a rank III French destroyer with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "La Royale".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower5 / 5 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement3 380 t
Crew265 people

The vehicle's survivability is mediocre at best. While the vehicle has a fairly sized crew and lots of empty space to absorb shells, it also has a huge silhouette which makes it easy to get hit. Additionally, the large unarmoured bridge can be taken out with ease, which can negate one of your most powerful advantages- your potent mobility. This can be especially crippling as your turret traverse is extremely poor, which means if you get stuck in a turn with your bridge destroyed, you are highly unlikely to be able to return fire to the enemy.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB96 / 31 km/h
RB78 / 25 km/h

The ship has good manoeuvrability. It is exceptionally fast in a straight line and it is quite agile, with a reasonable rudder shift speed and turn rate. It's reverse speed is average, although it does take quite a while to stop from full speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock 70 23 ~122.55 ~265.48
Upgraded 96 31 ___ ___
RB/SB Stock ___ ___ ___ ___
Upgraded 78 25 ___ ___

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 117 → 2 756 Sl icon.png
RB3 307 → 4 305 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 850 Rp icon.png
32 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training13 000 Sl icon.png
Experts47 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
190 / 460 / 100 % Sl icon.png
136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
135 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Damage Control Division
Research:
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Cost:
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Fire Division
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
135 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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Ventilation
Research:
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Cost:
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
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Cost:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
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Cost:
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40 mm HE clips
Research:
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Cost:
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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138.6 mm SAP
Research:
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Cost:
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40 mm AP clips
Research:
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Cost:
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135 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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135 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
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Bomb mortar
Research:
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Cost:
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

5 х Turret138.6 mm/50 model 1929 gun
Ammunition200 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 30°

The main guns of this ship are generally very potent, but in a few situations they can be near useless. They have a fast reload and high-yield SAP which will deal plenty of damage and will overpen less than pure AP or APCBC rounds. However, they have limited capability against larger ships with more armour, because they have very little pen. The guns also have a slow traverse rate, which can make getting guns on target quite difficult, especially when a target is moving.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
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 77 67 54 43 36 30
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
OEA Mle 1928 HE 800 40.2 0 0.1 3.41 79° 80° 81°
OPFA Mle 1924 SAPBC 800 39.9 0.05 6 2.53 48° 63° 71°

Secondary armament

Turret4 x 40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 2 gun
Ammunition8000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min
2 х Turret2 x 40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 2 gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min

The 40mm Bofors guns are powerful against small coastal vessels, and using AP clips gives them increased potency against more armoured vessels. They can be used with some success against early destroyers, although this should be a last-ditch effort, in case the main armament is unable to fire for some reason.

  • Universal: AP-T · HEFI-T
  • 40 mm HE clips: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP-T
  • 40 mm AP clips: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEFI-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEFI-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
AP-T 81 78 68 58 49 41
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T 874 0.9 0 0.1 67.13 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 874 0.89 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Anti-aircraft armament

10 х Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition1800 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

The AA suite of this vessel is quite powerful. It consists of the ubiquitous 40mm Bofors and the 20mm Oerlikon guns. The fast-rotation rate of the Oerlikons provides a useful close-defence against small torpedo boats, which is a real weakness of the ship at close range because of the slow rotation speed of the main batteries. The AA is very effective against all sizes of planes, being able to produce a large screen of lead that will take down even the most manoeuvrable fighters at quite impressive ranges.

Additional armament

Setup 16 x 550 mm model 1923DT torpedo
Setup 212 x Y-gun Mk.VII depth charge
Setup 36 x 550 mm model 1923DT torpedo
4 x Y-gun Mk.VII depth charge

The ship has a triple torpedo tube on either side of the superstructure amidships near the funnels. These torpedoes are often of limited use as they are quite slow, but can be useful in a pinch at close range or against larger ships which the high-yield SAP of the main armament will struggle to penetrate. The location of these tubes can be somewhat annoying, as unlike on other ships, each set of tubes can only fire to one side. This means only one will be able to bear on a target at a time.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast
  • Average agility
  • Potent AA armament
  • Fast reloading main guns
  • SAP has plenty of explosive fillers.

Cons:

  • Large profile
  • Unarmoured
  • SAP shells have very little pen- will struggle to deal with more armoured vessels
  • Very slow turret traverse
  • Somewhat awkward position of torpedo tubes.

History

The Le Malin was a member of the Le Fantasque class of contre-torpilleurs that were built in the 1930s. The Le Malin herself entered service in 1935. The class was built to counter the Condottieri-class light cruisers of the Italian Navy. The ships were extremely fast (Le Terrible set a new speed record for a conventionally hulled boat of 45 knots during her trials) and had a powerful armament of five 138.6 mm/50 model 1929 (138.6 mm) guns in single mounts. They had a range of 2,900 miles at 15 knots. The ship was a member of the Force de Raid at the start of WW2, and engaged German units in Norway in April 1940. She escorted convoys evacuating personnel from France to French North Africa, and stayed with Vichy France after the French surrender.

Media

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See also

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Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée (FCM)
Ships 
Destroyers 
Aigle-class  Vautour
Le Fantasque-class  Le Malin
Battleships 
Courbet-class  Paris
Tanks 
Light tank  FCM.36
Heavy tank  2C · 2C bis

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