Introduced in the early 1940s and serving well after WW2 with other nations, few ships ever managed to gain such an iconic status during their operational service as the US Fletcher class destroyer. Instantly recognizable to most fans of military history, this naval legend is ready to be deployed in one of the upcoming naval testing sessions to once more change the tide of battle.
The Fletcher class destroyer is one of the most famous and most produced warships developed and built for the US navy in WW2. Her story begins in 1939 when work on a new generation of US destroyers began as a result of unsatisfactory performance of the current generation of destroyers. Knowing their destroyers wouldn’t have the range or adequate firepower to fight a possible war in the Pacific against the Japanese, the US navy issued specific requirements for new designs that intended to increase the operational range, speed and firepower of the next generation of destroyers. Knowing that the limitations imposed by the naval treaties of the day would severely hinder the development of future destroyer projects, the US opted to ignore the various restrictions in favor of continuing development on their new state-of-the-art destroyer. Eventually, after several years of development, the first Fletcher class destroyers would leave their drydocks in 1941 to be commissioned for duty in the following year.
The Fletcher class destroyer will be available for players to try out in one of the upcoming naval testing sessions. Keep your spyglass focused on the news to find out more about the development of naval forces and announcements regarding the test sessions!
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