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The model resembles the [[wikipedia:Arleigh Burke class destroyer|''Arleigh Burke''-class destroyer]].
 
The model resembles the [[wikipedia:Arleigh Burke class destroyer|''Arleigh Burke''-class destroyer]].
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If the Destroyer is sunk while the osprey is still onboard,the osprey will vanish in thin air.
   
 
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Revision as of 03:50, May 28, 2013

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25px-Disambig For other uses, see Destroyer.
Allied ship reporting!
- Destroyer
RA2 Destroyer Icons

During the Third World War, the Allies developed a new version of the Destroyer. This new Destroyer differented greatly from its predecessor: it was armed with a cannon for short-range defense against surface target and instead of the old Depth charges it used Ospreys to engage submarines.

Background

The Destroyer was the main Allied warship and was widely deployed on every Allied naval base. It was not too expensive and could be deployed in large groups. Their cannon was effective against other ships, like Dreadnoughts, and the Ospreys were effective against submarines. They were excellent in defending Aircraft carriers against Soviet and Yuri submarines, and they were also effective in attacking coast-based enemies, clearing the way for Amphibious transport.

However they also had a number of weaknesses: firstly, Soviet submarines in numbers could take out Destroyers because they had a faster reload time. Ospreys were also very vulnerable to Sea Scorpions that could take them out in seconds, leaving Destroyers vulnerable against submarines. Finally, they weren't able to use their cannon on submarines even if these emerged from underwater, while units such as the Grizzly tank were able to attack emerged submarines.

Important operations in which Destroyers took part included the defense of the coasts of Florida, where however the allied navy was defeated by the Soviets, the liberation of Chicago, and a number of other operations.

Game Unit

Battle stations!
- Destroyer in battle

It cannon was effective against both ships, vehicles, infantry and buildings, but have the short distance. If an Osprey is lost, it is automatically replaced at no cost after a period of time. If the Destroyer is lost, its child Osprey will be lost as well; an airborne Osprey will crash even if a nearby destroyer needs a replacement.

Aftermath

It is not known to operate after the events of the Psychic Dominator Disaster. After Cherdenko's to 1927, the Destroyer was replaced by Assault Destroyers in the War of the Three Powers.

Assessment

Pros

  • Their cannon was effective against ships, land unit and building.
  • Can detect and attack submarines with Ospreys.
  • Powerful in numbers.
  • Cheap to deploy in large groups.
  • Deals splash damage.

Cons

  • Submarines in numbers can take them out.
  • Ospreys very vulnerable to Sea Scorpions.
  • Unable to use their cannon on submarines even if they emerge.

Selected Quotes

Allied Ship reporting
- When selected
Navigation systems ready
- When selected
Captain on the bridge
- When selected
Standing by
- When selected
Speed to full
- When moving
Main engines engaged
- When moving
Rudder set for new heading
- When moving
Aye commander
- When moving
Steady as she goes
- When moving
Enemy spotted
- When ordered to attack
Attacking
- When ordered to attack
Battle stations!
- When ordered to attack

Behind the Scenes

The Destroyer is voiced by Gregg Berger who also voiced the Harrier and the installer voiceover.

Trivia

The model resembles the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

If the Destroyer is sunk while the osprey is still onboard,the osprey will vanish in thin air.

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