MS-53

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MS-53
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Description

The CRDA 60t (2a), MS-53 is a rank II Italian motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.7 (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
Displacement68 t
Crew19 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB82 / 33 km/h
RB58 / 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 82 33
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 58 23

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
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RB970 → 1 196 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications10 360 Rp icon.png
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Talisman cost750 Ge icon.png
Crew training11 000 Sl icon.png
Experts38 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
1 900 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
1 900 Sl icon.png
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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:
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Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
1 900 Sl icon.png
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Artillery Support
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
2 x 450 mm steam turbined W.200/450X5,75 torpedo
Setup 212 x B TG depth charge
Setup 32 x 533 mm steam turbined S.I.270
2 x 450 mm steam turbined W.200/450X5,75 torpedo
12 x B TG depth charge

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Usage in battles

To use this boat and similar Italian boats, it is recommended to engage targets head-on with the bow gun as it will be easier to aim than if you expose your side to use both guns, all while reducing your exposure to incoming fire.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Can carry 4 torpedoes with various degrees of spread.
  • Adequate speed when spaded.
  • Good reload speed for the main guns

Cons:

  • Lacks armament (only 2 x 20 mm cannons)

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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