The 70 ft MGB-61 is a rank I British motor gun 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 it. However, small boats such as motor torpedo boats will have a tough time trying to destroy MGB-61 due to its powerful guns. The MGB-61 has a crew of 12.
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The MGB-61 has two turrets at the front, both with 2 x 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 secondary armament, capable of destroying any boat or ship at the MGB's battle rating. The 40 mm 2pdr has high rate of fire, but it does not have a full 360 degrees of rotation.
Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can be an unexpected surprise for an opponent. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat.
Usage in battles
MGB-61 capable of destroying all small boats and most ships that it faces due to its strong firepower. The highly accurate 12.7 mm machine guns should be used to take out fast MTBs.. The 40 mm 2pdr cannon should be used to engage larger boats due to it's rapid firing rate. A few good shots should do the job. Unfortunately, because its traverse range is limited, gun handling can be tricky.
Pros and cons
- Powerful armament
- Main armament turrets are able to turn 360 degrees
- Semi-auto cannon at the stern provides good flank and rear firepower
- No armour
- Not as fast as other small boats
- 2pdr cannon has average accuracy
- 2pdr has slow traverse speed
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