PT-15

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Rank 4 Japan
IJN Mikuma Pack
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PT-15
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Description

The Type 11, PT-15 is a rank IV Japanese motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section0
Displacement125 t
Crew28 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB0 / 0 km/h
RB0 / 0 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 340 → 4 141 Sl icon.png
RB4 230 → 5 245 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications67 100 Rp icon.png
130 700 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 500 Ge icon.png
Crew training72 000 Sl icon.png
Experts250 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces480 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 190 / 100 % Sl icon.png
166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
7 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
4 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
7 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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40 mm HE clips
Research:
4 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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40 mm AP clips
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
7 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

Each Bofors gun is placed on front and back of boat. This mean that both of them have large natural blind spot. These are most effective when being used against small craft such as torpedo boats, motor gunboats, minesweepers and submarine chasers. In its BR class, it is possible to face larger threats including destroyers which will mostly be unharmed by this gunfire. Aircraft are also excellent targets and can be brought down with accurate fire. You can load Universal belt, HE belt or AP belt. Usage of these belts is similar to lower rank boats; Universal is good for start but later you should stick to HE or AP by what kind of target you encounter. The downside of the primary armament is that they can easily overheat if you fire for too long.

Additional armament

Main article: Mk.16 (533 mm)

This ship is armed with four Mk.16 torpedoes on its side. They are offset at a slight angle so you can't release all four of them at once on one target. The Mk.16 torpedo has a good speed of 85 km/h and 6.4 km range should be enough for close and mid-range combat between islands. The true advantage of the Mk.16 is 915 kg of TNT which is second highest in game and highest used on torpedo boats.

Usage in battles

Usage of this boat is similar to Type T-38. You have very capable armament against other boats but that's about it. Type 11 is fairly big compared to other boats and mobility isn't its strong suit either. A good way to engage opponents is to stay back and use your fairly powerful armament against them, though the weapon placement means that if you want to use your maximum firepower you have to show your full profile to enemy. Try to look for islands and corridors where you will be hidden from high calibre long range cannons and ships with heavy armament that are common at this rank. You should not even try to engage bigger ships with cannons in open waters as they will notice you due to your size and can give you critical or fatal damage with a single shot. Using torpedoes is very situational; the only way to use them is to sneak around islands and attempt to surprise unwary destroyers.

In anti-aircraft role you have to rely on yourself as this boat doesn't have any secondary or AA armament. Although Bofors guns can be very effective against airplanes you should focus on ships which are a bigger threat for you.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Primary armament can be effective with skilful use
  • 4 torpedoes with excellent explosive mass

Cons:

  • No secondary or AA weapons
  • Very vulnerable, easy to be one-shot by high calibre guns
  • Relatively big size compared to other torpedo boats
  • When using both Bofors guns, the boat will expose its large profile to the enemy

History

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See also

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Japan boats
Motor torpedo boats  T-1 · T-14 · T-14 (Mod. 1) · T-38 · Type T-51b · PT-15
Motor gun boats  Ha-Go (mod. 1) · Type 4 (mod. 2) · Type 4 (Mod 4)
Motor torpedo gun boats  PG 02
Armoured gun boats  Soukou-Tei · Soukou-Tei No.4
Gunboats  Akebono · Chidori