MS-15

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MS-15
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Description

The Motosiluranti, CRDA 60t type, 1a serie, MS-15 is a rank II Italian motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section3
Displacement63 t
Crew19 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB86 / 33 km/h
RB61 / 23 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 86 33
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 61 23

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB320 → 393 Sl icon.png
RB1 110 → 1 366 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications8 380 Rp icon.png
16 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost640 Ge icon.png
Crew training6 300 Sl icon.png
Experts22 000 Sl icon.png
Aces180 Ge icon.png
Research Aces190 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
60 / 80 / 100 % Sl icon.png
118 / 118 / 118 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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80 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
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20mm_it_breda_he_ammo_pack
Research:
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20mm_it_breda_ap_ammo_pack
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Depth Charges
Research:
700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
700 Rp icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret20 mm/65 Breda anti-aircraft gun
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity12 rounds
Fire rate240 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 90°

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Additional armament

Setup 12 x 533 mm steam turbined torpedo S.I. 270/533X6.84 Tipo L
Setup 212 x B TG depth charge
Setup 32 x 533 mm steam turbined S.I.270
12 x B TG depth charge

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

Devblog

In the early years of WWII, the Italian Navy realized the drawbacks of the MAS series of torpedo boats. Namely, the vessels of this type boasted excellent speeds, but had less than ideal seaworthiness. As a result, the Regia Marina began looking into procuring a vessel that would address this problem in the early 1940’s.

The answer quickly came with the fall of Yugoslavia and the subsequent seizure of their limited naval force by the Italians. Having found older German-built Schnellboots of the Lürssen type, the Italians soon came to the conclusion that these vessels ideally fitted the current needs of the navy. As such, the captured examples were taken back to Italy and a nigh identical design was derived from them by the shipbuilder CRDA. The design, designated CRDA 60t, only differed in the powerplant choice as well as featuring Italian weaponry, while the rest remained virtually identical to the original.

The first of the CRDA 60t torpedo boats were completed by April of 1942, of which a total of 36 would be built. The CRDA 60t torpedo boats first saw action during WW2 in summer of the same year. One of the most notable successes of their early service career was the fatal injuring of the British light cruiser HMS Manchester, followed by sinking by British ships, caused by MS 16 and MS 22 in August of 1942, also marking the largest target to be destroyed by any motor torpedo boat during WWII.

Some vessels of the type also served with the Kriegsmarine, particularly those which were captured by the Germans following the signing of the armistice in September of  1943. Of the 36 CRDA 60t torpedo boats, 16 were lost in action during the war. Many surviving units continued serving with the Italian Navy postwar and well into the Cold War, thanks to modernization programs. A handful of the surviving units were also handed over to the French and Soviet Navies respectively under the armistice treaty conditions. The last of the highly modernized CRDA 60t torpedo boats was decommissioned as late as 1979, marking the end of a 37-year service career.

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See also

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External links


Italy boats
Motor torpedo boats  Folgore P-490 · Freccia P-493 · MAS 555 · MAS 561 · MAS 569
  MS-15 · MS-53 · MS-472 · Stefano Turr · VAS 201 · Vosper 70' GIS 811
Motor gun boats  MS-473 · MV-611 · Sparviero
Motor torpedo gun boats  Saetta P-494