HMAS Arrow

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VTOL | Rank 6 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
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HMAS Arrow
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Description

The HMAS Arrow was part of the Attack class 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. She served as a training vessel for the Royal Australian Naval Reserves (RANR) until 1974, before undergoing a major refit and returning to active duties with the RAN. On 25 December 1974, she was driven ashore in Darwin by Cyclone Tracy and sank.

Introduced in Update "Drone Age", HMAS Arrow may be underestimated due to the evident lack of substantial firepower when compared to relatives at the rank such as the armed to the teeth Fairmile D (697) or Fairmile D (601). However, the single 40 mm QF (Quick-Firing) Mark VII gun can be highly effective, 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. Given the lack of 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 later 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
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 60 24
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 44 18

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 125 → 3 893 Sl icon.png
RB4 134 → 5 150 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications89 800 Rp icon.png
154 600 Sl icon.png
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
130 / 200 / 100 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % 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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Damage Control Division
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Fire Division
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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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40 mm AP clips
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.50 APIT belt
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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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  • Universal: AP-T · HEFI-T
  • 40 mm HE clips: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP-T
  • 40 mm AP clips: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEFI-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEFI-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
AP-T 81 78 68 58 49 41
Shell details
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mass (kg)
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Fuse sensitivity
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Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
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HEFI-T 874 0.9 0 0.1 67.13 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 874 0.89 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Secondary armament

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

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  • Universal: API-T · AP · I · AP
  • .50 AP belt: API-T · AP · AP · AP
  • .50 APIT belt: API-T · API-T · API-T · I

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
AP 29 28 25 20 17 14
I 2 2 2 2 2 2
API-T 28 27 23 19 15 11
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
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Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
AP 856 0.05 - - - 47° 56° 65°
I 944 0.04 0.02 0.3 1.2 47° 56° 65°
API-T 887 0.04 - - - 47° 56° 65°

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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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.

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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) · HMS Gay Archer
  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