The 70 ft MGB-61 is a Rank I British motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in during the Closed Beta Test for Ground Forces before Update 1.41. It was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" as part of the British fleet closed beta test.
Survivability and armour
MGB-61 has no armour, so a few hits from ships with cannons will destroy MGB-61. Though small boats such as motor torpedo boats will have a tough time trying to destroy MGB-61 due the the powerful guns on board. MGB-61 has a crew of 12. In terms of survival, most small boats will have a tough time trying to destroy the MGB because of the powerful guns, though larger ships will have no problem.
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The MGB-61 has two turrets at the front of the boat, both have two 12.7 mm Vickers MK.V machine guns. Both turrets can turn 360 degrees.
The MGB-61 has a powerful 40 mm 2pdr Rolls Royce semi-automatic cannon as a secondary armament, capable of destroying any boat or ship. The 40mm 2pdr has a rapid firing rate, but it can only turn in one direction at a time.
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Usage in battles
MGB-61 capable at destroying all small boats and most ships due to the firepower. The 12.7mm guns should be used to take out fast MTBs due to the accuracy of vickers machine guns, which can fire in any direction. The 40mm 2pdr cannon should be used to take out larger boats due to it's rapid firing rate, a few good shots should do the job. Unfortunately it can only turn in one direction so its traverse speed is low.
Pros and cons
- Powerful armaments
- Main armament turrets are able to turn 360 degress
- Semi-auto cannon at stern provide good flank and rear firepower
- No armour
- Not as fast as other MTBs
- 2pdr cannon has average accuracy
- 2 pdr has slow traverse speed
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