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70 ft MGB-61
General characteristics
12 peopleCrew
Standard armament
40 mm 2pdr Rolls Royce semi-automatic cannonSecondary
1 200 roundsAmmunition
4 roundsBelt capacity
231 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Vickers Mk.V machine gun2 x Primary
4 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
2 x Mk.VII depth chargeSetup 1
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 170 / 1 478/910 / 1 150/730 / 922Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.18 Rp icon.pngReward for battle


GarageImage MGB-61.jpg

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.

General info

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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Primary armament

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.

Secondary armament

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.

Special armament

2 x Mk.VII depth charges

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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See also

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Britain boats
Motor Torpedo  MTB-1 1 series · Vosper 1 series · Vosper 2 series · MTB-1 2 series · Dark class (FPB 1102)
  Fairmile D (617) · Brave class (P1011) · Fairmile D (697) · Fairmile D (5001)
Motor Gun  Fairmile A (ML100) · MGB-61 · Dark class (FPB 1101) · Fairmile B (ML345) · SGB (S304) · Fairmile C (312) · Fairmile D (601) · Fairmile C (332)
Gun  Flower class (K-218)