D-3

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D-3
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Description

The D-3 Type is a rank I Soviet motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.79 "Project X" when the Soviet fleet was implemented into the game.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section3
Displacement36 t
Crew9 people
Profile shot of the D-3. Vulnerable areas include the engines located at the centre of the vessel.

Armour is practically non-existent as the D3 is constructed entirely out of wood. All three engines are also located in the centre of the vessel making it quite easy to knock out. Crew consists of 9 men.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB83 / 28 km/h
RB59 / 20 km/h

The D-3 can reach speeds over 80 km/h in AB and 59 km/h in RB and SB. It is swift, and also very mobile - you can make very sharp turns, due to the quick rudder rerouting speed. The reverse speeds are not bad, reaching a maximum of -28km/h. Although, you shouldn't be going backwards, because it usually takes a lot of time just to come to a stop; it's much safer to make a forwards U-turn.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 83 28
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 59 20

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB200 → 246 Sl icon.png
RB230 → 283 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications2 990 Rp icon.png
900 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost190 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 Sl icon.png
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces20 Ge icon.png
Research Aces96 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
60 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
50 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
80 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
240 Rp icon.png
Cost:
70 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
60 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
170 Rp icon.png
Cost:
50 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
170 Rp icon.png
Cost:
50 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
240 Rp icon.png
Cost:
70 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
60 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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12mm_dshk_navy_ap_ammo_pack
Research:
170 Rp icon.png
Cost:
50 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
80 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Depth Charges
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
80 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
70 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
70 Sl icon.png
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret12.7 mm DShK machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 70°
Main article: DShK (12.7 mm)

Primary armament consists of two 12.7 mm DShK machine guns with one located at the bow of the ship and the other one at the centre of the ship allowing for engagement in all 360° directions. However, it should be noted that due to structural designs only one gun can be pointed towards at either the bow or aft of the ship. Reloading the DShK takes about 4.7 seconds and can reliably engage targets up to 1.8 kilometres away. With its 12.7 mm bullets, the D-3 can reliably knock out enemy vessels in the same class and maybe even larger vessels if given enough time. Available ammunition belts include the high explosive incendiary (HEI) and armour piercing incendiary tracer (APIT) rounds.

Additional armament

Setup 12 x 533 mm 53-38 torpedo
Setup 24 x BB-1 depth charge
Setup 32 x 533 mm 53-38 torpedo
4 x BB-1 depth charge

The D-3 carries two, front facing, 533 mm 53-38 torpedoes located at the stern of the ship. The torpedoes are rather accurate with a default travel distance of 4km and a good speed of 82 km.

Once unlocked, the D-3 can carry four BB-1 depth charges located at the stern of the ship which is also where they are dropped when deployed.

Remember that you can set the Depth Charge activation time before spawning in if you are carrying depth charges. You can select activation times from 3 to 10 seconds, but it's recommended to set it to something in the middle (5-8s), to keep your options open.

Usage in battles

The D3 makes a good supporting craft when paired with bigger, tougher ships. With its two heavy machine guns, torpedoes and depth charges, it can reliably destroy enemy vessels so long as the enemy isn't engaged with it. However, lower vertical guidance of the DShK machine guns can make it vulnerable to enemy aircraft so consider relying on allied anti-air, hiding behind tall cover or even using smokescreen in desperate situations.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Turret placement allows the D-3 to engage in targets all around itself.
  • Fast speed and small width can make it a difficult target at range.

Cons:

  • No armour at all.
  • Vulnerable to aircraft due to no dedicated anti-air and weak vertical guidance on its guns.
  • Only one gun can operate on targets right in-front and behind the craft.

History

The Soviet Navy began developing a larger MTB with higher endurance than the previous G-5 class. Four designs were considered, but the D-3 prototype was the most successful. The D-3 had a wooden hull, and it carried torpedoes openly; the G-5 class had a metal hull and carried its torpedoes in groups in the rear deck.

D-3 was commissioned in 1941, and was active in the Black Sea along with SM-3. Together they sank CB-5 - an Italian midget submarine - and the German barge F-334.

Media

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See also

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USSR boats
Motor torpedo boats  D-3 · G-5 · G-5 TKA 106 · Pr. 123bis · Pr. 123K (A-11) · Pr. 123K "Komsomolets" · Pr.183
Motor gun boats  G-5 (ShVAK) · MO-4 · OD-200 · Ya-5M
Motor torpedo gun boats  Pr. 206 · Pr. 206M · MPK pr. 12412
Gunboats  Groza
Armoured gun boats  BMO · MBK-161 (1943) · MBK-161 (1944) · MBK pr.186 · MBK pr.186 (MK 85) · Pr.1124 (1940) · Pr.1124 (1945) · Pr.1124 MLRS
  Pr.191 · Pr.191M · Pr. 1204 · Pr. 1204 late