Z15 Erich Steinbrinck

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Z15 Erich Steinbrinck
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Z15 Erich Steinbrinck
AB RB SB
4.0 4.0 4.0
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Description

The Type 1934A-class, Z15 Erich Steinbrinck, 1944 is a rank I German destroyer with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower8 / 8 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure8 mm (steel)
Number of section8
Displacement3 190 t
Crew325 people

Similar to other destroyers at its rank, the Type 1934A (1944) has very little armour to shield itself from incoming fire except from small-calibre machine guns. However, the ship is quite survivable thanks to its 8-section hull and high crew count. This allows the Type 1934A (1944) to last longer in a trading firefight.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB86 / 31 km/h
RB70 / 25 km/h
Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 86 31
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 70 25

The Type 1934A (1944) is fast and manoeuvrable, which can help the ship to survive longer via evasive manoeuvring.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB440 → 572 Sl icon.png
RB560 → 728 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 470 Rp icon.png
2 700 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost300 Ge icon.png
Crew training600 Sl icon.png
Experts2 100 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 50 / 100 % Sl icon.png
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Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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60 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
100 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
130 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
290 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
110 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
100 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
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Cost:
130 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
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Cost:
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70 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
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Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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128mm_ger_HE_naval_base_fuze_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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60 Ge icon.png
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37 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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Research:
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Cost:
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50 Ge icon.png
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37 mm APT clips
Research:
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Cost:
100 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
100 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
130 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
130 Sl icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Bomb mortar
Research:
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Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

4 х Turret12.7 cm SK C/34 naval gun
Ammunition120 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 30°

Similar to most German destroyers prior to rank III, the Type 1934A (1944) is equipped with basic 127 mm naval cannons, two at the front of the ship and the other two at the back. These cannons' damage per shot is not bad against targets at its BR range, but not that good either, requiring you to hit the enemy several times (usually 20 - 30 hits for destroyers) to sink them (thus somewhat inadequate at long ranges due to lack of stopping power). Fortunately, the gun has a very good reload time of just 4 seconds with ace crew, coupled with good shell velocity and accuracy. This makes the Type 1934A (1944) capable of continuously lobbing its shells into its target within a mid-to-close range (within 7 kilometers) into submission.

Secondary armament

7 х Turret2 x 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette LM/42 mounting
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity5 rounds
Fire rate250 shots/min

Secondary armaments consisted of seven dual 37 mm AA gun mounts (14 in total), two at the bridge and the second smokestack and three at the rear fighting compartment. These guns provided very deadly firepower at close range and good anti-air coverage.

Anti-aircraft armament

Turret2 x 2 cm/65 C/30 automatic cannon
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity20 rounds
Fire rate276 shots/min
Turret4 x 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 automatic cannon
Ammunition8000 rounds
Belt capacity40 rounds
Fire rate480 shots/min

In addition, the Type 1934A (1944) also features two twin 20 mm anti-aircraft mounts, one at the bow and the other at the rear compartment.

Additional armament

Setup 18 x 533 mm G7a torpedo
Setup 24 x WBG depth charge
Setup 38 x 533 mm G7a torpedo
4 x WBG depth charge

As with other German destroyers, the Type 1934A (1944) comes equipped with G7a torpedoes in two quadruple launchers. These torpedoes remain very deadly against any target the ship may face.

Usage in battles

The Type 1934A (1944) is a potent support and brawling ship that excels at mid-to-close range combat. Although its 127 mm guns is somewhat inadequate against long-range targets, it is quite deadly at closer range thanks to its rapid rate of fire and good accuracy. This allows the ship to pick off important modules on the enemy ships (turrets, engines, bridge) and slowly killing them.

To complement its primary armament, the Type 1934A (1944) is also equipped with fourteen 37 mm guns as secondary armaments. These guns are very useful for occasionally setting enemy ships on fire, depleting the crew, and finishing them off. This gun is also useful for anti-air purposes, although it's advised to man the guns yourself when an enemy plane is getting close.

Due to its gun placement, the Type 1934A is able to aim and shoot two main guns with greater accuracy and still pack enough firepower to pick off important modules, moving in this position can make the ship more survivable, since not only the ship's profile is much smaller and harder to hit when bow on, this also prevent most enemies from damaging its unprotected engines and transmission.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High survivability due to high crew count and section layout
  • Good top speed and agility
  • Main guns is very accurate and has very good rate of fire
  • Powerful secondary armaments
  • Good anti-air coverage
  • Equipped with deadly G7a torpedoes

Cons:

  • Average (but adequate) damage per shot for its BR
  • Lacks armour to shield off small-calibre cannons at close range
  • Engines and transmissions is exposed to any incoming shots from the sides

History

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Media

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See also

External links


Germany destroyers
  K2
Type 1924  Jaguar · Leopard · Luchs
Type 1939  T22 · T31
Type 1934  Z12 Erich Giese · Z15 Erich Steinbrinck
Type 1936  Z22 Anton Schmitt · Z25 · Z32 · Z43 · Z20 Karl Galster