MPK-163

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
MPK-163
ussr_mpk_163.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.3BR
60 peopleCrew
380 tDisplacement
5Number of section
12 / 12 / 0 mmMain fire tower armor
8 mm (steel)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
85 mm 90-K cannonTurret
240 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 77°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
37 mm/67 70-K automatic cannonTurret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
5 roundsBelt capacity
180 shots/minFire rate
Anti-aircraft armament
2 x 12.7 mm DShK machine gun3 x Turret
4 000 roundsAmmunition
50 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
12 x BB-1 large depth chargeSetup 1
32 x RBM mortar
24 x BB-1 large depth charge
Setup 2
32 x RBM mortar
36 x BB-1 large depth charge
Setup 3
Economy
14 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
55 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/860 / 1 081/660 / 829Repair
16 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
55 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png90 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage MPK-163.jpg


The MPK-163 is a rank I Soviet sub-chaser with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.79 "Project X" along with the initial Soviet naval tree.

General info

Survivability and armour

MPK-163 has the following structural layout:

  • Hull: 8 mm, steel
  • Superstructure: 4 mm, steel

Armour on this ship is largely non-existent. The only armor to be found is on the gun turrets, and maxes out at 12 mm, meaning anything larger than 7.7 mm in calibre will punch through at nearly any range. The crew is thankfully plentiful and well-spaced throughout the ship, meaning you can tank a couple of hits before a total crew loss is observed. Engines are easily damaged and have a tendency to lead to fires aboard the ship. Ammunition stowage is decently protected, though remains vulnerable.

Mobility

Straight-line speed is excellent when spaded; this vessel is capable of reaching 71 km/h in Arcade Battles, easily capable of outrunning stock S-boats. For its size, the boat is extremely fast and somewhat maneuverable, however like its predecessor, the length of the boat makes it difficult to navigate in shallow waters or tight corridors, and stopping distance is also an issue.

Armament

Primary armament

Main article: 90-K (85 mm)

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Secondary armament

Main article: 37 mm/67 70-K (37 mm)

The secondary gun is a 37 mm 70-K gun with a high rate of fire for its calibre and is most effective as an AA gun, and should be left as one unless pesky patrol boats manage to surpass your large primary, then switch to this gun to take care of them quickly, as this gun has an exquisite firing arc on your boat and a good turn rate. It really isn't effective against other sub-chasers of your size.

Anti-aircraft armament

Main article: DShK (12.7 mm)

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Special armament

Main articles: BB-1 depth charge, RBM

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Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 85 mm BR-365 37 mm HE clips Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 85 mm O-365M 37 mm AP clips Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Improved Rangefinder Depth Charges Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Bomb mortar

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast for a ship of its size
  • Effective cannon
  • Good secondaries and AA guns for its battle rating
  • Lots of spaced-out crew
  • Surprisingly good flanker with its heavy weapons and decent speed

Cons:

  • Reload on the main cannon is mediocre at best
  • Large target
  • Poor steering
  • Has a habit of igniting easily

History

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Media

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See also

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USSR sub-chasers
MPK pr. 122A · MPK Pr.122bis · MPK-163