HMS Gay Archer

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Merkava Mk.2D Pack
HMS Gay Archer
HMS Gay Archer
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Description

The Gay-class, HMS Gay Archer (1041) is a premium gift rank III British motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Sons of Attila" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season XIII, "Tropical Storm".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section4
Displacement66 t
Crew13 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB104 / 38 km/h
RB74 / 27 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 104 38
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 74 27

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB583 Sl icon.png
RB807 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts67 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces570 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 80 / 130 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 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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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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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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40 mm AP clips
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Depth Charges
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Improved Rangefinder
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Artillery Support

Armament

Primary armament

Turret40 mm QF Mark VII gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 89°
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
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T 874 0.9 0 0.1 67.13 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 874 0.89 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Additional armament

Setup 12 x Mk.VII depth charge
Setup 22 x 533 mm Mk.VIII torpedo
2 x Mk.VII depth charge
Setup 32 x 533 mm Mk.VIII torpedo

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

Devblog History

Built in the early 1950s, Gay-class patrol boats were intended to be a transitional type from WWII torpedo MTBs to the more modern Dark class diesel boats. Depending on the configuration, these boats could serve as both torpedo and gunnery boats. A dozen of the class were built and used in roles such as coastal patrol, special forces (SBS) activities and target towing. The lead boat of the series, Gay Archer, carried out a relatively quiet post-war service in the waters around the coast. In 1958, the boat was purchased privately for civilian use as a houseboat; in 2004, it was purchased again by a group of enthusiasts and by 2006 restored to a condition as close as possible to its original historical appearance. Today, Gay Archer is the only surviving representative of the series.

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


Vosper & Company
Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) 
70 ft Vosper  MTB Vosper · MTB Vosper(2) · GIS 811*
Gay-class  HMS Gay Archer
Brave-class  Brave Borderer
Schnellboot Type 153  Pfeil**
  *70 ft Vosper in post-war Italian Service
  **Built for West Germany

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

Britain premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  MTB-1(2) · MTB-422 · Fairmile D (5001) · HMS Gay Archer
Motor gun boats  MGB-75 · SGB Grey Goose
Gunboats  HMS Spey
Sub-chasers  LÉ Orla
Frigates  HMS Whitby
Destroyers  HMS Montgomery · HMS Valhalla · HMS Verdun · ORP Garland · HMS Jervis · HMCS Haida · HMS Mohawk · HMS Cadiz
Light cruisers  HMS Belfast
Battleships  HMS Iron Duke