MTB-422

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
MTB-422
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MTB-422
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Description

The Higgins 78ft MTB-422 is a premium gift rank III British motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Winged Lions" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season VI, "Firepower".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section3
Displacement48 t
Crew16 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB104 / 23 km/h
RB74 / 16 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 104 23
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 74 16

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB570 Sl icon.png
RB760 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts120 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces570 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 90 / 130 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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Smokescreen
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New Pumps
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40 mm HE clips
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20 mm HE magazines
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40 mm AP clips
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20 mm AP magazines
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Artillery Support
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Torpedo Mode

Armament

Primary armament

Turret40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
Vertical guidance-9° / 70°

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Secondary armament

Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition1800 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min
2 х Turret2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min

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Additional armament

Setup 12 x 533 mm Mk.VIII torpedo
Main article: Mk.VIII (533 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • The 2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 MGs and the 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II cannon are in the same firing group

Cons:

  • The 40 and 20 mm cannons have poor field of fire, limited to only side and rear

History

Devblog

The PT-92 torpedo boat was built in the USA at the end of 1942 at the Higgins Industries shipyard in New Orleans, LA, amongst the bulk of the sister 78-foot boats she was intended for Lend-Lease delivery to the Soviet Union. Due to the cancellation of the spring convoy in 1943, the boat went on to serve in the Royal Navy, where she received the hull number MTB-422. Here the boat was used in combat operations in the Mediterranean until the end of World War II. After the war, the boat returned to the United States, where she served at least until the mid-1950’s; the further fate of the boat is unknown. The boat was finally decommissioned from service late in 1985.

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Higgins Industries Ships
Patrol Torpedo Boats (PT) 
81' PT Prototype  PT-6
78' PT  PT-71 · PT-200 · PT-658 · MTB-422*
  *PT-92 in UK service

Britain boats
Motor torpedo boats  Brave Borderer · Dark Aggressor · Dark Aggressor TD · Fairmile D (617) · Fairmile D (697) · Fairmile D (5001) · MTB-1(1)
  MTB-1(2) · MTB Vosper · MTB Vosper(2) · MTB-422
Motor gun boats  Dark Adventurer · Fairmile A (ML100) · Fairmile B (ML345) · Fairmile C (312) · Fairmile C (332) · Fairmile D (601) · Fairmile H LCS(L)(2)
  MGB-61 · MGB-75 · ML 1383 · SGB Grey Fox · SGB Grey Goose
Gunboats  HMS Spey

Britain premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  MTB-1(2) · MTB-422 · Fairmile D (5001)
Motor gun boats  MGB-75 · SGB Grey Goose
Gunboats  HMS Spey
Sub-chasers  LÉ Orla
Destroyers  HMS Montgomery · HMS Valhalla · HMS Verdun · ORP Garland · HMS Jervis · HMCS Haida · HMS Mohawk · HMS Cadiz
Light cruisers  HMS Belfast