Mk.6 depth charge

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The Mk.6 depth charge on the Higgins 81 ft PT-6.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Motor torpedo boats  PT-3 · PT-6 · PT-103 · PT-658 · PT-810
Motor torpedo gun boats  USS Candid
Gunboats  Akebono
Sub-chasers  Carmi (PC-466) · PC-451 · SC-497
Frigates  USS Hoquiam · Köln · Lübeck

General info

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Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

The Mk.6 depth charges are most affective against submarines or smaller boats. Since there are no submarines however, most players tend to not use depth charges at all.

Pros and cons


  • Can potentionally kill enemies sailing behind you


  • Can explode when hit
  • Ineffective at fights with more than 100 meters distance


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See also

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External links

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Naval depth charges
USA  Mk.6 · Mk.6 mortar · K-gun Mk.9
Germany  WBD · WBF · WBG
Foreign:  BB-1 (USSR) · Mk.6 (USA) · Type 95 (Japan)
USSR  BB-1 · BM-1 · RBM mortar
Britain  Limbo mortar · Mk.10 Hedgehog mortar · Mk.VII · Y-gun Mk.VII
Foreign:  Mk.6 mortar (USA)
Japan  Type 3 · Type 95
Foreign:  Mk.6 mortar (USA) · Mk.9 (USA) · Mk.10 Hedgehog (Britain)
Italy  B TG · B TG 100