Alano

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This page is about the Italian motor gun boat Alano. For other versions, see Landing Craft Support (Family).
Alano
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Alano
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Description

The Alano-class, Alano (L9851) is a motor gun boat of the Landing Craft Support (LCS) family, in particular the Large type Mk.3. Laid down on August 1944 by Commercial Iron Works, Portland in the USA, launched on 16 September 1944 and put into service on 30 September 1944 as LCS(L)34, she was used in the Pacific War as a support ship for Allied landings with her sisters, participating in landings at Tarakan and Balikpapan. After World War II, she was given to Italy on 25 July 1951 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program and was used as a coast guard ship and renamed Alano (L9851). She was decommissioned in August 1971.

Introduced in Update "Seek & Destroy", the Alano is a large gunboat with powerful armament composed of five 40 mm Bofors cannons, four 20 mm Oerlikons, and four AN-M2 machine guns. However, it has terrible survivability. The Alano does not fare well in the presence of enemy destroyers and more modern boats, and these types of opponents should be avoided when possible.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section4
Displacement245 t
Crew73 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB39 / 25 km/h
RB29 / 19 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 39 25
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 29 19

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 200 → 5 279 Sl icon.png
RB5 211 → 6 550 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications208 400 Rp icon.png
332 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 000 Sl icon.png
Experts700 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces670 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 220 / 100 % Sl icon.png
190 / 190 / 190 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
185 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
54 000 Sl icon.png
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Damage Control Division
Research:
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Cost:
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Fire Division
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
185 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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40 mm HE clips
Research:
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Cost:
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20 mm HE magazines
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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40 mm AP clips
Research:
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Cost:
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20 mm AP magazines
Research:
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Cost:
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

Turret40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 80°
2 х Turret2 x 40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 1 gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min
Vertical guidance-12° / 80°

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  • Universal: AP-T · HEFI-T
  • 40 mm HE clips: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP-T
  • 40 mm AP clips: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEFI-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEFI-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
AP-T 81 78 68 58 49 41
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T 874 0.9 0 0.1 67.13 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 874 0.89 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition1800 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

  • Universal: HEF-T · HEF-I · AP-T
  • 20 mm HE: HEF-T · HEF-I · AP-T · HEF-I
  • 20 mm AP: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEF-I

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEF-T 2 2 2 2 2 2
HEF-I 2 2 2 2 2 2
AP-T 34 32 24 17 12 8
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEF-T 830 0.12 0 0.1 6.57 79° 80° 81°
HEF-I 830 0.12 0 0.1 11.17 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 830 0.12 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret12.7 mm Browning AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent fire power
  • Excellent AA armament

Cons:

  • Horrible Survivabiity
  • Mediocre Speed
  • Big target

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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Commercial Iron Works
Landing Craft 
LCS(L)(3)  Alano*
  *ex-LCS(L)(3)-34 in Italian service

Italy boats
Motor torpedo boats  MC-490 · Freccia P-493 · MAS 555 · MAS 561 · MAS 569
  MS-15 · MS-53 · MS-472 · Stefano Turr · VAS 201 · GIS 811 · MC 485
Motor gun boats  MS-473 · MV-611 · Alano · Sparviero
Motor torpedo gun boats  Saetta P-494
Gunboats  Albatros