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The '''{{specs|name}}''' is a gift Rank {{specs|rank}} British destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea"]] as part of the British fleet closed beta test.
 
The '''{{specs|name}}''' is a gift Rank {{specs|rank}} British destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea"]] as part of the British fleet closed beta test.
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She is a Tribal class destroyer that has a unique layout of her primary, secondary and tertiary weaponry.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''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 armament separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips for preserving survivability in the "Use in battle" section.''
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The ''Haida'' is like most destroyers in the game; Thin armor, good mobility and respectable firepower. The destroyer has 10 - 23 mm of hull armor all around and 3 mm of anti-fragmentation armor protecting the 120 mm main battery guns. The 40 mm 2-Pounder "Pom-Pom" and 20 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns are protected by 12.7 mm of hardened steel.
 
 
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=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
''Write about the ship’s mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward speed and reverse speed.''
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''Haida'' is by no means a slow ship. She is able to reach a top speed of 35.6 knots, but she is slower when compared to similar destroyers such as ''Leningrad'', ''Fletcher'', the Type 1936 / Type 1936B or even the Type 1934A. However, the rudder shift is very responsive with a shift time of around 2 seconds. This allows ''Haida'' to dodge its way through gunfights or during air attacks.
  
 
== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
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=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
''An important part of the ship’s armament responsible for air raid defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control <code>Select anti-aircraft weapons</code>. 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.''
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''Haida'' is no slouch when it comes to AAA batteries for a destroyer. She is armed with one quad 40 mm 2-Pounder "Pom-Pom" mount accompanied by six twin 20 mm Oerlikon mounts. These are also very useful for tearing apart enemy torpedo boats that happen to stray too close. In addition, the 102 mm secondary mount acts as a heavy AAA mount. The 102 mm mount can be armed with High Explosives with fuses set inside.  
 
 
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=== Torpedo armament ===
 
=== Torpedo armament ===
''Torpedoes launchers are standard equipment on many ships and boats. Torpedoes are a significant means of defeating an opponent. Evaluate the position of the torpedo launchers, discuss the ammunition available, firing specifics such as dead zones, features of the torpedoes themselves, etc.''
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''Haida'' is also armed with a single quad 533 mm torpedo launcher. The torpedoes travel at a top speed of 39.1 knots and have a maximum range of 7.32 km. The torpedoes have an arming distance of 50 meters, so be careful about the distance to the target. In addition, the torpedoes themselves pack a powerful punch, boasting a 327 kg warhead in each torpedo. There is a major factor that all players using either ''Haida'' or her non-premium counterpart- ''HMS Eskimo'': the torpedo tubes have to be fired from nearly broadside angles, otherwise the torpedo tubes will be obstructed. Take care should you choose to fire your torpedoes.
 
 
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=== Special armament ===
 
=== Special armament ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Hard-hitting High-Explosive shells
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* Lethal AAA mounts for a destroyer
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* Relatively fast for her type
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* Excellent maneuverability
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* Powerful torpedo armaments
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* Premium Bonuses
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Sub-Par speed compared to her counterparts of other nations
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* Muzzle velocity of the main cannons is sub-par when compared to those of German, Russian and Japanese destroyers
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* Terrible torpedo firing arcs: player must practically fire torpedoes from broadsides
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* AAA mounts tend to be lacking when compared to her United States Navy counterparts
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* ''encyclopedia page on ship;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on ship;''
 
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* [[wt:en/news/5818-fleet-development-hmcs-haida-commonwealth-veteran-en|[Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> HMCS Haida - Commonwealth Veteran]]
 
* [[wt:en/news/5818-fleet-development-hmcs-haida-commonwealth-veteran-en|[Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> HMCS Haida - Commonwealth Veteran]]
  
 
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Revision as of 18:58, 4 November 2019

Haida (G63)
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Haida (G63)
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Description

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The Tribal class, HMCS Haida (G63) is a gift Rank III British destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" as part of the British fleet closed beta test.

She is a Tribal class destroyer that has a unique layout of her primary, secondary and tertiary weaponry.

General info

Survivability and armour

The Haida is like most destroyers in the game; Thin armor, good mobility and respectable firepower. The destroyer has 10 - 23 mm of hull armor all around and 3 mm of anti-fragmentation armor protecting the 120 mm main battery guns. The 40 mm 2-Pounder "Pom-Pom" and 20 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns are protected by 12.7 mm of hardened steel.

Mobility

Haida is by no means a slow ship. She is able to reach a top speed of 35.6 knots, but she is slower when compared to similar destroyers such as Leningrad, Fletcher, the Type 1936 / Type 1936B or even the Type 1934A. However, the rudder shift is very responsive with a shift time of around 2 seconds. This allows Haida to dodge its way through gunfights or during air attacks.

Armament

Primary armament

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.

Secondary armament

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. The secondary armament is defined as the weapon chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armament 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 anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section.

If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Anti-aircraft armament

Haida is no slouch when it comes to AAA batteries for a destroyer. She is armed with one quad 40 mm 2-Pounder "Pom-Pom" mount accompanied by six twin 20 mm Oerlikon mounts. These are also very useful for tearing apart enemy torpedo boats that happen to stray too close. In addition, the 102 mm secondary mount acts as a heavy AAA mount. The 102 mm mount can be armed with High Explosives with fuses set inside.

Torpedo armament

Haida is also armed with a single quad 533 mm torpedo launcher. The torpedoes travel at a top speed of 39.1 knots and have a maximum range of 7.32 km. The torpedoes have an arming distance of 50 meters, so be careful about the distance to the target. In addition, the torpedoes themselves pack a powerful punch, boasting a 327 kg warhead in each torpedo. There is a major factor that all players using either Haida or her non-premium counterpart- HMS Eskimo: the torpedo tubes have to be fired from nearly broadside angles, otherwise the torpedo tubes will be obstructed. Take care should you choose to fire your torpedoes.

Special armament

Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can take an off-guard opponent by surprise. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat.

Usage in battles

Describe the technique of using this ship, the characteristics of her use in a team and tips on strategy. Abstain from writing an entire guide – don’t try to provide a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought. Talk about the most dangerous opponents for this vehicle and provide recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of playing with this vehicle in various modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

  • Hard-hitting High-Explosive shells
  • Lethal AAA mounts for a destroyer
  • Relatively fast for her type
  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Powerful torpedo armaments
  • Premium Bonuses

Cons:

  • Sub-Par speed compared to her counterparts of other nations
  • Muzzle velocity of the main cannons is sub-par when compared to those of German, Russian and Japanese destroyers
  • Terrible torpedo firing arcs: player must practically fire torpedoes from broadsides
  • AAA mounts tend to be lacking when compared to her United States Navy counterparts

History

HMCS Haida was laid down on the 29th September, 1941 at the Vickers-Armstrong dockyard in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In August 1943, the ship was launched and entered RCN service shortly afterwards. Haida’s early service life is marked by escort duties as part of various Arctic convoys. In spring 1944, Haida was was tasked to perform sweeps along the French coastline. Haida scored her first kill, sinking the German T-29 destroyer along with other members of her task force in April.

Prior to D-Day, Haida continued to run sweeps along the French coast, periodically engaging in skirmishes with German destroyers and torpedo boats. After sinking a German U-boat, Haida paired up with the Polish destroyer, Blyskawica in actions against German surface vessels off the western coast of France. During one such raid in August, Haida was damaged by a German ship - a 105mm round hit the stern section and returned to Halifax in September.

After repairs and refits, Haida continued her service off the coast of Norway in March 1945, serving as an escort and assisting in various operations. After the German surrender in May, Haida was sent to the Pacific in preparation for the invasion of the Japanese home islands. Whilst undergoing tropicalization refits however, Japan surrendered. This marked the end of WW2 and Haida’s service as part of it.

In the postwar years, Haida switched between reserve and active status as well as undergoing several refits and upgrades. The Korean War called for Haida’s service one final time. There, the ship operated as a destroyer escort, primarily performing shoreline bombardment and patrols.

After the Korean War, Haida was ultimately decommissioned from active service, but avoided being scrapped by being turned into a Toronto attraction in 1965. In the early 2000s, Haida underwent extensive restoration before becoming a National Historic Site at the Hamilton Waterfront. Today, HMCS Haida is the ceremonial flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy and still welcomes visitors from all over the globe.

- From Devblog

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links


Britain destroyers
Town-class  Town (L45) · Montgomery (G95)
G-class  G-class (H89) · Garland (H37)
Hunt-class  Hunt (L71) · Hunt (L79)
Tribal-class  Haida (G63) · Tribal (F75)
J-class  J-class (Flotilla leader)
K-class  K class (F37)
N-class  N class (G25)
Battle-class  Battle (D14) · Battle (D37)

Britain premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  MTB-1 2 series · Fairmile D (5001)
Motor gun boats  MGB-75 · SGB (S309)
Gunboats  River class (K-246)
Destroyers  Montgomery (G95) · Garland (H37) · J-class (Flotilla leader) · Haida (G63)
Light cruisers  HMS Belfast