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D-3 Type
General characteristics
9 peopleCrew
36 tDisplacement
3Number of section
40 mm (ship_wood)Hull armor
15 mm (ship_wood)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
12.7 mm DShK machine gun2 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
50 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 70°Vertical guidance
Additional armament
2 x 533 mm 53-38 torpedoSetup 1
4 x BB-1 depth chargeSetup 2
2 x 533 mm 53-38 torpedo
4 x BB-1 depth charge
Setup 3
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/160 / 196/130 / 160Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage D-3.jpg

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

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.


The D-3 can reach speeds over 80km/h in AB (even though the stat-card says only 69km/h) and 59km/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.


Primary armament

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.

Torpedo armament

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.

Special armament

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 it's 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.


Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 12.7 mm HEI belts
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 12.7 mm APIT belts
III Propeller Replacement Primary Armament Targeting Depth Charges
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Torpedo Mode Artillery Support

Pros and cons


  • 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.


  • 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.


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See also

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USSR boats
Motor Torpedo  G-5 · D-3 · Pr. 123bis · Pr. 123K "Komsomolets" · G-5 (ShVAK) · Pr. 123K (A-11) · Pr.183 · Pr. 206
Motor Gun  Ya-5M
Armored Gun  Pr.1124 (1940) · Pr.1124 (1945) · Pr.191 · Pr.191M · MBK pr.186 · MBK-161 (1944) · Pr. 1204 · Pr. 1204 late · Pr.1124 MLRS · MBK pr.186 (MK 85)
Hydrofoil  Pr. 206M