PT-314

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PT-314
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PT-314
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Description

The Elco 80 ft PT-314 is a rank III American motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X" as part of the fleet closed beta test.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section3
Displacement51 t
Crew12 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB105 / 28 km/h
RB75 / 20 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 105 28
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 75 20

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 250 → 1 585 Sl icon.png
RB1 300 → 1 648 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 690 Rp icon.png
43 700 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training22 000 Sl icon.png
Experts77 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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Smokescreen
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New Pumps
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40 mm HE clips
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20 mm HE magazines
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
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40 mm AP clips
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20 mm AP magazines
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Artillery Support
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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-7° / 88°
Turret37 mm AN-M4 cannon
Ammunition420 rounds
Belt capacity30 rounds
Fire rate150 shots/min
Vertical guidance-6° / 30°

The PT-314 gets access to a single 40 mm Bofors guns at the stern of the vessel. This weapon is extremely potent against aircraft due to its accuracy and punching power. Though this weapon fires slower than the 20 mm Oerlikon or 12.7 mm AN/M2, it more than makes up for it due to its hard-hitting 40 mm shells. The 40 mm Bofors is capable of shredding aircraft and small boats from ranges of 2.5 km away, though effectiveness will drop off after that range due to the large bullet drop. The gun fires from 4-round clips that reload continuously, meaning that the weapon is capable of continuous fire. However, note that it will eventually overheat and jam after firing for too long.

Alongside the 40 mm cannon, the PT-314 gets access to a single 37 mm AN-M4 cannon located on the bow. This weapon is an interesting autocannon and fires much slower than the Bofors at the rear. It's also magazine-fed, meaning that it will have to reload after every thirty shots. Despite this, the weapon has great damage-dealing capacity and can be used in conjunction with the 40 mm Bofors cannon to deal with naval targets.

Secondary armament

Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition420 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

The PT-314 gets access to a single 20 mm Oerlikon cannon as its secondary armament. The 20 mm Oerlikon Cannon was the standard light anti-aircraft gun for several nations, including the United States, and replaced the prior AN/M2 Browning machine gun. This weapon is an effective short-range AA gun but can be used against ships as well. The weapon has access to three belts: Default, AP and HE. Of these, the HE belt is by far the most effective against boats and aircraft due to its high explosive mass. As well, the guns fire from a drum magazine that will need to be reloaded. Because of the magazine design, the gun will not jam with continuous fire.

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

The PT-314 gets access to two dual 12.7 mm AN/M2 machine gun mounts. The AN/M2 is a navalized anti-aircraft version of the popular Browning machine gun. This gun is rather ineffective at dealing significant damage to enemy aircraft, and is only effective within a ~1.5 to 2 km range at most. As well, keep in mind that these guns have a long 12-second reload after the gun’s magazine has been depleted. Due to the magazine configuration, the gun will not jam with continuous firing.

Additional armament

Setup 14 x 569 mm Mk.13 torpedo
Main article: Mk.13 (569 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good firepower, can effectively engage both air and other sea targets
  • Good mobility, with great top speed
  • Armour is thin enough not to set off HE fuzes
  • Relatively small target

Cons:

  • Guns are awkwardly placed around the hull
  • Thin armour means it's easily shredded even by the lightest caliber machine guns

History

PT-314 was laid down on 11 December 1942 and launched on 20 February 1943. PT-314 was in service from 11 March 1943 until sold on 23 June 1948. PT-314 served in MTB RON 5 in the South Pacific under Lt John W. Ewell. [1]

PT-314 was the lead boat in a class of 54 (314-367) built for the US Navy in 1943.

Media

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See also

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External links

References

  1. Steve Laroe, US PT Boats List: Squadron List, http://www.hazegray.org/


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77' PT  PT-20 · PT-59
80' PT  PT-103 · PT-109 · PT-314 · Thunderbolt (PT-556) · PT-565

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  PT-565 · PT-200 · PT-71 · PT-6
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