HMAS Arrow

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HMAS Arrow
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Description

The Attack-class, HMAS Arrow is a rank IV British motor gun boat with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Drone Age".

The HMAS Arrow was part of a series of 20 patrol boats ordered by the Royal Australian Navy. HMAS Arrow was commissioned into naval service on 3 July 1968, to serve as light coast patrol, search and rescue and replacing older craft in service at the time.

While possibly being in the eye of the storm due to the evident lack of substantial firepower when compared to relatives at the rank as the armed to the teeth Fairmile D (697) or Fairmile D (601), Arrow should not be underestimated. The single 40 mm QF (Quick-Firing) Mark VII gun is a known effective gun. Not only for the superior fire rate but also due to efficient ballistics, range and penetration values. Experienced captains and newcomers alike may take advantage of this gun to make the Arrow shine.

With no surprise on the speed or additional armament, Arrow is straightforward in its playstyle, likely focusing on long-range gunnery to duel faster and smaller patrol boats that probably will be also better armed. In this regard, it is a good learning step to the similar playstyle of the latter Brave Borderer.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section3
Displacement146 t
Crew19 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB60 / 24 km/h
RB44 / 18 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
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Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
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RB5 550 → 6 915 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications78 100 Rp icon.png
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Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training87 000 Sl icon.png
Experts300 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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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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.50 AP belt
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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 QF Mark VII gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
Vertical guidance-15° / 90°
Main article: QF Mark VII (40 mm)

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Secondary armament

Turret12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Remarkable 40 mm gun range; capable of outranging smaller calibres at the rank (effective up to 5,000 m)
  • An additional 12.7 mm HMG allows to protect the rear of the vehicle against light craft; an improvement when compared to the Dark-class
  • Gun penetration can deal with armoured boats such as the Pr.1124 or MBK-161

Cons:

  • Top speed is below average, when compared to nimbler boats at the rank
  • Seriously under armed for its size and speed; smaller vessels overwhelm Arrow at close range
  • No additional armament; nor torpedoes or depth charges
  • Very low combat endurance against bigger vessels due to minimal crew size

History

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See also

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Walkers Limited
Patrol Boats 
Attack-class  HMAS Arrow

Britain boats
Motor torpedo boats  Brave Borderer · Dark Aggressor · Dark Aggressor TD · Fairmile D (617) · Fairmile D (697) · Fairmile D (5001) · MTB-1(1)
  MTB-1(2) · MTB Vosper · MTB Vosper(2) · MTB-422
Motor gun boats  Dark Adventurer · Fairmile A (ML100) · Fairmile B (ML345) · Fairmile C (312) · Fairmile C (332) · Fairmile D (601) · Fairmile H LCS(L)(2)
  HMAS Arrow · MGB-61 · MGB-75 · ML 1383 · SGB Grey Fox · SGB Grey Goose
Gunboats  HMS Spey