Elco 80 ft PT-109

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Elco 80 ft PT-109
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/2.0/2.0BR
12 peopleCrew
38.0 tDisplacement
Primary armament
2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun2 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
Secondary armament
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.II cannonTurret
420 roundsAmmunition
60 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
4 x 21 in wet-heating Mk.8 torpedoSetup 1
Economy
Sl icon.png/1 630/1 100Repair
8 100 Sl icon.pngCrew training
54 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
× (124 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Elco 80 ft PT-109.jpg


The Elco 80 ft PT-109 is a gift rank II American motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was one of the earliest pre-orders offered to access the fleet closed beta test before being removed from the store with the wide-release of the closed beta test in Update 1.79 "Project X".

General info

Survivability and armour

The hull structure of the boat has no armour at all. The only armour present on this boat is the bridge that contains 6 mm of antifragmentation armour, and the 13 mm rolled homogeneous armour of the 20 mm mount.

Most of the front hull is open space and so there are not critical components that could be hit if rounds come in across at the front end. However, from the bridge on backwards is the engine, ammo, torpedoes, and fuel all scattered around that could be easily hit, ignited, or detonated.

Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

Two turrets with twin-mounted AN-M2 machine guns are had around the bridge area. Despite their full-flexible 360 degree traverse, limitations with the boat structure will severely restrict their fire angles against enemy boats.

12.7 mm AN-M2 (x4)
Turrets (Bow to stern)
Front turret (x2) Rear turret (x2)
Vertical guidance -7°/+60° -7°/+60°
Horizontal guidance ±180° ±180°
Ammo capacity (Belt capacity) 4,000 (200)
Rounds per turret 2,000

Secondary armament

A single 20 mm Oerlikon cannon is mounted at the stern of the boat.

20 mm Oerlikon Mk.II
Vertical guidance -5°/+60°
Horizontal guidance ±180°
Ammo capacity (Belt capacity) 420 (60)
Rate of fire (Rounds/min) 450

Torpedo armament

The PT-109 is armed with four 21 in wet-heating Mk.8 torpedoes, which are mounted with two on the port side and two on the starboard side. Both are angled from the front and so requires angling to get onto target.

21 in wet-heating Mk.8 torpedo
# on ship Mass (kg) Maximum speed
in water (km/h)
Travel distance (km) Depth stroke (m) Arming
distance (m)
Explosive type Explosive mass (kg)
4 1,252 50 9.14 1.0 50 TNT 146

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Slender PT boat profile
  • Quite speedy at flank speed
  • Open space in front could let some lucky shots pass through harmlessly

Cons:

  • Limits in gun traverse means, despite able to traverse 360 degree, there are many angles where only one turret could aim onto target
  • Both primary armaments are only able to be used on ship targets at ship starboard side
  • Torpedoes at each side are split at an angle, requires maneuvering to get a decent aim at a target in front

History

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Media

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See also

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USA boats
Motor Torpedo  Higgins 81 ft PT-6 · Elco 77 ft PT-20 · Higgins 78 ft PT-71 · Elco 80 ft PT-103 · Elco 80 ft PT-109 · 58 ft PT-3
  Elco 80 ft PT-314 · Higgins 78 ft PT-200 · Elco 80 ft PT-565 · 89 ft PT-810
Motor Gun  80 ft Nasty · Elco 77 ft PT-59 · PGH-2 · LCS(L)(3) · Elco 80 ft PT-556 · Asheville (PGM-84)

USA premium ships
MTB  58 ft PT-3 · Elco 80 ft PT-109 · Elco 80 ft PT-556
Sub-chasers  165 ft PC-466 Carmi
Destroyers  Bennion (DD-662) · Cowell (DD-547)