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Destroyer
RA Destroyers in-game
Unit
Affiliation

Allies

Role

General purpose warship

Armament
  • Stinger missiles
  • Depth charges
Protection

Medium

Tier

1

Tech level

4

Properties
Hit points

400

Armour type

Heavy

Production
Cost

$1000

Produced by

Naval yard

Combat
Ground attack

80 (AP)

Air attack

30 (AP)

Cooldown

60

Sea speed

6

Attack range
  • 9 (air)
  • 5 (ground)
Sight range

6

Function
Abilities

Detects submarines

25px-Disambig For the disambiguation page, see Destroyer
RA1 Destroyer Icons

The Destroyer was the Allied medium warship during the Second World War. It was the intermediate between the gunboat and cruiser and served as the backbone of the Allied navy.

Background

Unlike the other vessels in the Allied navy, the destroyer was a multivalent unit. A bow mounted missile box launcher engaged aircraft, structures (being able to outrange Tesla Coils), and armor with Stinger missiles. It could also fill the anti-submarine role, and its dual depth charge launchers allowed them to fight Soviet submarines on more or less equal terms. Destroyers are the prime escorts of cruisers, which only provide heavy surface fire against buildings.

Legacy

With the Second World War era destroyers ageing, It was replaced by a new Destroyer of Third World War while its anti-aircraft role was taken by the Aegis cruiser.

Game Unit

The Destroyer is more expensive and slower than the Gunboat, but it is stronger and more powerful, while also being much more versatile.

The missiles have armor-piercing warheads which makes Destroyers effective against armored vehicles and aircraft, but weak against structures and infantry. The Destroyer's missiles also outrange Tesla coils and most other Soviet units.

Its dual depth charge launcher can do significant damage to opposing submarines, so 1 Destroyer can replace 2-3 gunboats in taking on one submarine. This makes the Destroyers best suited to escorting Cruisers which forms a tough combination, with the former providing anti-air and anti-submarine defenses so the latter can deliver devastating bombardments that can quickly level buildings.

Behind the scenes

The sidebar image and cinematics of the Destroyer seem to be based off of a Type 22 Batch 1 "Broadsword" Frigate of the British Royal Navy. The Type 22 Batch 1 was unique to the Royal Navy in lacking a main gun armament, being the first to be designed from the beginning without a large calibre gun turret. This perhaps fit with the game designers' supposed preference of an "all-missile" vessel to represent the guided missile Destroyer. Compared to the real Type 22 Frigate which had two Exocet missile launchers behind the forecastle, the cinematic Destroyer features a single larger six-cell missile launcher on the forecastle, while the rear hangar and helicopter pad was removed.

Assessment

Pros

  • Heavier cousin of the Gunboat
  • Good against vehicles and aircraft.
  • Can detect and attack submarines with its depth charge
  • Relatively cheap
  • Outranges all base defenses including Tesla coil.

Cons

  • Weak against infantry and building
  • Expensive and slower than Gunboat
  • Relatively expensive compared to submarine

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Videos

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