|This page is about the Italian motor gun boat MV-611. For other versions, see CRDA60t (Family).|
MS 11 was Launched on January 31, 1942, built and commissioned on April 29, 1942, she was deployed to North Africa, on September 3, 1942, and operated together with MS 15 in which they were to transport a squadron of San Marco Regiment spoilers from Marsa Matruk to near the port of Alexandria, performed with other units anti-submarine surveillance and naval ambush operations, after the Armistice of Italy on September 8, 1943, was in Leros part of the 1st Motor Torpedo Squadron, on September 26, 1943, was badly damaged by a German air attack and to keep her from sinking she was run aground on the beach by the crew, after World War II she was modernized and converted into a motorcycle gunboat with six 20mm positions, at the end of her days she was deployed Magdalena from 1958 for cadet training and consecutively replaced by MS 444 in 1964 and decommissioned on May 1, 1965.
The MV-611 introduced with the Italian Naval Tech tree in the "Starfighters" update, is a motor gunboat with six 20mm Breda, which manage to cause enough damage to enemy coastal ships that you will encounter however remember that you are quite vulnerable to enemy strikes being CRDA 60(t) hull and is not super resistant to enemy strikes, the speed and manoeuvrability is quite good, the best advice of these boats is to flank the enemies and never go on the enemy.
Survivability and armour
With a crew of just 22 people and absolutely no armour, the MV-611 will not be able to survive much, if anything. As the battle rating of the ship is high enough to face reserve destroyers, this can become a huge problem, as they can easily knock you out.
With a top speed of 61 km/h (Realistic battles) or 82 km/h (Arcade battles), it certainly isn't the slowest ship around. You can keep pace with quite a few torpedo boats and leave sub-chasers and other patrol craft in the dust. Rudder shift time is quite good and it can turn easily. In terms of manoeuvrability, it's definitely a "light gunboat".
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Modifications and economy
The MV-611 has 6 x 20 mm Breda autocannons, seen on Italian ships all the way from the reserves. They have tiny clips, a low rate of fire, and don't inflict a lot of damage. On the plus side, they reload extremely fast and their positioning allows you to use at least 3 guns on any surface or air target, depending on their direction. The fast reload time can allow you to dish out an almost unending stream of bullets downrange.
- Universal: API-T · HEFI-T*
- HE belt: HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · API-T
- AP belt: API-T · API-T · API-T · HEFI-T*
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Usage in battles
The MV-611's playstyle is incredibly dependent on the match's top battle rating - when it is top tier, it can easily shred through the small, wooden hulled boats of 1.3-1.7 with its 6 autocannons, but when uptiered to 3.3, it becomes next to useless against the mighty destroyers, as the guns lack the damage to sink one in a short enough time. Your best bet is to take out the destroyer's main armaments and run away before he repairs. Overall, the MV-611 can be incredibly fun or incredibly stressful, depending on the match.
Pros and cons
- 6 x 20 mm Breda autocannons
- Decently fast
- When downtiered, can perform exceptionally well
- No armour
- Low survivability
- Can face destroyers and is hopeless against them
After the Second World War, of the initial 36 units of the 'CRDA 60t' type, 14 remained, of which 4 were destined for the USSR and 1 for France due to the 1947 Peace Treaty prohibiting Italy from owning and operating units belonging to the torpedo boat category.
After the Reconstruction of the Italian Navy, thanks to the American and British motor torpedo boats named GIS (Galleggianti Inseguimento Siluri = Floats Pursuit Torpedoes), the "CRDA 60t" type ships were reclassified MV (Motovedetta = Patrol boat) and with this classification they were to remove all torpedoes present in the MVs but this was not done on all of them for the simple reason that Italy at that time joined NATO and because of the increased tension in the Eastern front.
In 1952, when the peace clauses were declared null and void, the MVs were reclassified as torpedo boats and finally, in 1954, assumed the new and definitive characteristics MS 471-475 and MS 481-484.
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- Related development
|Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico (C.R.D.A)|
|Motor Torpedo/Gun Boats|
|Motosilurante CRDA 60 t Type I||MS-15 · MV-611*|
|Motosilurante CRDA 60 t Type II||MS-53|
|Motosilurante CRDA 60 t Convertibile||MS-472 · MS-473|
|*MS-11 converted to a motovedette (patrol boat)|
|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|