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T-22 — German Tier V destroyer.

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T-22 — German Tier V destroyer.

This multipurpose ship was capable of performing a wide range of tasks, from escorting capital ships, to carrying out reconnaissance operations. In the German Navy, she was officially classified as a "fleet destroyer". The ship boasted a powerful torpedo armament, but her artillery armament was relatively weak.
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I like this DD very much.  It can have a very nice 5.7km concealment which makes it competitive even with IJN DDs.  This makes it an outstanding spotter if you have players on your team willing to take advantage of it.  Torpedoes are decent and with enough range that they can torp from stealth.  This is a great support ship but, as I said, you need a team that is willing to take advantage of what you bring to the table.

The T-22's biggest weakness, in my view at least, is it's speed.  IIRC it is the slowest DD at T5 with a top speed of 34.5, slower even than Acasta.  Of course there are the German smokes which are not the best with a short duration and long reload.  This is not a DD built for highly aggressive play. Once spotted it can be difficult to break contact if you are spotted by another dd.  I tend to flank caps and spot for my team and let them shoot up capping DD's.  If they pop smoke then I send my torps.  I mainly use my smoke and speed boost for getting out of trouble.  This is not to say that you are defenseless in a gunboat fight.  Your 102mm guns have a rapid reload of just 4.0 secs and if you run aft you can get to 3.6 secs which will terrorize T5 IJN DD's but if you run up against a Nicholas just run. 

Anyway, I really like this ship and think that if you use it for it's strengths, it's one of the best at what it does for it's tier.  Certainly it's one of my favorites.

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Malamute_Kid, I completely agree with you.  I have had my most successful games with this ship.  As far as I am concerned, it is a keeper!  Yes, I also have the Tier 6 and am grinding up the line, but the Tier 5 is just fun to play!  As you stated, its weakness is that the speed.  The guns are not bad, but the ability to scout and use torps with stealth fire is great!

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