Elco 80 ft PT-314

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
Elco 80 ft PT-314
us_elco_80ft_pt_boat_mod01.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.7/2.7BR
12 peopleCrew
51 tDisplacement
3Number of section
40 mm (wood)Hull armor
15 mm (wood)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gunTurret
2000 roundsAmmunition
4 roundsBelt capacity
160 shots/minFire rate
-7° / 88°Vertical guidance
37 mm AN-M4 cannonTurret
420 roundsAmmunition
30 roundsBelt capacity
150 shots/minFire rate
-6° / 30°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannonTurret
420 roundsAmmunition
60 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
Anti-aircraft armament
2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun2 x Turret
2000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
4 x 569 mm Mk.13 torpedoSetup 1
Economy
18000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png0/1500 / 1902/1400 / 1775Repair
22000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
136 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png90 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Elco 80 ft PT-314.jpg


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

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Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

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Secondary armament

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Anti-aircraft armament

Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

An important part of the ship’s armament responsible for air raid defense. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship’s anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets.

Torpedo armament

Main article: Mk.13

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Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 40 mm HE clips 20 mm HE Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 40 mm AP clips 20 mm AP Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Artillery Support

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 lighest 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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  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

References

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


Electric Launch Company (Elco) Ships
Motor Torpedo Boats (PT) 
77' PT  Elco 77 ft PT-20 · Elco 77 ft PT-59
80' PT  Elco 80 ft PT-103 · Elco 80 ft PT-109 · Elco 80 ft PT-314 · Elco 80 ft PT-556 · Elco 80 ft PT-565

USA boats
Motor torpedo boats  58 ft PT-3 · 89 ft PT-810 · 94 ft PT-811 · Elco 77 ft PT-20 · Elco 80 ft PT-103 · Elco 80 ft PT-109 · Elco 80 ft PT-314 · Elco 80 ft PT-556
  Elco 80 ft PT-565 · Higgins 78 ft PT-200 · Higgins 78 ft PT-71 · Higgins 81 ft PT-6
Motor gun boats  80 ft Nasty · Elco 77 ft PT-59 · PGH-2
Motor torpedo gun boats  Asheville (PGM-84) · LCS(L)(3)