Freccia P-493

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Freccia P-493
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Freccia P-493
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The MC 590, Freccia P-493 is a premium gift rank IV Italian motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Starfighters" as a reward for the 2020 Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section4
Displacement210 t
Crew36 people

The ship lacks armour, which limits its survivability. The boat is most likely to be knocked out from crew depletion way before ammo magazine detonation can become an issue.


Speedforward / back
AB104 / 40 km/h
RB74 / 29 km/h

The ship has a good speed for its size, but lacks manoeuvrability

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 104 40
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 74 29

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB5 000 Sl icon.png
RB6 700 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts490 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 050 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 90 / 140 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Mods new ship rudder.png
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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Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
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Mods torpedo multiple.png
Torpedo tubes
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Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
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Torpedo Mode
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Artillery Support


Primary armament

3 х Turret40 mm/70 Breda-Bofors type 107 auto cannon
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate300 shots/min
Vertical guidance-6° / 90°

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Additional armament

The Freccia P-493 is equipped with a pair of torpedoes sporting a warhead of 270kg of TNT, a maximum range of 8 km, and a speed of 81 km/h.

Usage in battles

With its powerful 40 mm cannons, the Freccia can shred most enemies boats. With its lacking armour and since the its cannon can't damage most blue water ships, it is better to stay in the coastal areas of the map. Carrying torpedoes reduces the firepower against boats, but it will make it viable to kill destroyers since the torpedoes deal decent amount of damage. Also, the 40 mm cannons have HE-VT rounds so the Freccia can kill most planes without problem. Noteworthy enemies are the Pr. 206 and its variants: MPK Pr.12412, SKR-7, and also the Saetta since those ships can deal massive amounts of damage to small boats.

Pros and cons


  • Incredible firepower with 3 x 40 mm autocannons
  • Decent speed


  • Poor survivability


The patrol boat P493 Freccia is the first ship of its class (MC590). It was followed by Saetta P-494 and the never completed Dardo P-495.



See also

Boats of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

Cantiere navale di Riva Trigoso
Motor Torpedo Boats 
Freccia-class  Freccia P-493

Italy boats
Motor torpedo boats  MC-490 · Freccia P-493 · MAS 555 · MAS 561 · MAS 569
  MS-15 · MS-53 · MS-472 · Stefano Turr · VAS 201 · GIS 811
Motor gun boats  MS-473 · MV-611 · Sparviero
Motor torpedo gun boats  Saetta P-494
Gunboats  Albatros

Italy premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  Freccia P-493 · MAS 569
Motor gun boats  Sparviero
Destroyers  RN Aquilone · RN Aviere · RN Geniere · RN Tigre
Heavy cruisers  RN Pola