110 ft SC-497
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The 110 ft SC-497 (1945) is a rank I American sub-chaser with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X" as part of the fleet closed beta test.
Survivability and armour
This ship's armor is negligible, being built entirely of wood. Don't count on it.
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This ship is armed with an excellent 40mm Bofors gun. The gun is great at clearing out PT boats, and with good aim can pop PT boats in a single hit with ammo detonations. The gun however does jam quite often under sustained fire. Use the mixed belt as it gives a good balance between AP and HE shells.
The ship has three Oerlikon 20mm cannons for a secondary armament. These are great guns that will deal well against aircraft and PT boats, but they will rip into larger ships with ease. As with the Bofors, keep them on the mixed belt for the same reasons listed above.
The ship has "Hedgehog" charge launchers and depth charges. These are not very useful, and can be detonated by enemy gunfire. However, they pack a large punch if aimed right at close range.
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Powerful 40 mm Bofors gun can rip apart small ships with ease
- Good AA defense
- Has access to depth charges and "Hedgehog" mortar depth charges
- Not very fast
- Armor leaves some things to be desired
- 40 mm gun tends to jam fairly quickly
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