Pr.1124 late

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Pr.1124 late
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Pr.1124 late
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Description

The Pr.1124 late modification is a rank III Soviet armoured gun boat with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.79 "Project X" when the Soviet fleet was implemented into the game.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel4 / 14 / 4 mm
Main fire tower45 / 45 / 15 mm
Hull3 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section4
Displacement44 t
Crew20 people

As an armoured gun boat, the ship's structure has some considerable armour for the type outside of its armament, at least enough to resist against small-arms fire and shrapnel. The hull is armoured with 7-14 mm of anti-fragmentation armour while the turrets have a significant 53 mm of cast homogeneous armour. The superstructure is armoured with 8-10 mm of anti-fragmentation armour as well. However, note that this armour doesn't provide any measure of protection against fire from larger cannons capable of firing AP ammunition (i.e. 20 mm and above), meaning that the ship's survivability should not be solely relied upon.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB53 / 23 km/h
RB39 / 17 km/h

The Pr. 1124 (1945) isn't particularly nimble for its size. It has a top speed of 39 km/h in RB and 53 km/h in AB (identical to the previous Pr. 1124), which makes it relatively fast for a gunboat but still very slow compared to the MTBs that it faces often. The ship's turning circle is also rather weak, and the rudder isn't very responsive. Overall agility isn't to great, meaning that captains should rely on the ship's other characteristics to win fights against enemy ships.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 53 23
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 39 17

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 300 → 1 634 Sl icon.png
RB1 770 → 2 224 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 900 Rp icon.png
44 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training22 000 Sl icon.png
Experts77 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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110 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
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37 mm HE clips
Research:
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Cost:
2 200 Sl icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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37 mm AP clips
Research:
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Cost:
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Research:
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Cost:
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret76 mm F-34 cannon
Ammunition192 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 25°
Main article: F-34 (76 mm)

The Pr. 1124 (1945) is equipped with two 76 mm F-34 cannons, which are the exact same ones that are fitted on its predecessor, the Pr. 1124 (1940). These are very powerful cannons that can knock out all light torpedo boats with a single shot (notably, the LS 3, most of American tier I boats, and the G-5 in mixed battles). However, the reload time doesn't allow you to rush into the battlefield, like all the torpedo motor boats. At this stage, you should know to target engines or ammunition blocks to increase chances of one-shots or significantly impairing the enemy. You shouldn't have much trouble aiming, though, because the F-34 cannons shoot rounds at high speeds, unlike the MO-4, for example.

In terms of ammunition, it is advised to carry HE for the majority of encounters, but also take some AP to use against tougher opponents (at battle ratings 3.0 and 3.3, for instance). Don't take full ammunition, because at this battle rating your opponents should know where to shoot.

Secondary armament

Turret37 mm/67 70-K automatic cannon
Ammunition1000 rounds
Belt capacity5 rounds
Fire rate180 shots/min
Main article: 37 mm/67 70-K (37 mm)

The major difference between the Pr. 1124 (1940) and (1945) is the secondary armament. This boat is equipped with a 37 mm 70-K cannon, which should be your weapon of choice for close encounters, because of its fast reload rate and turret rotation speed. It also shines in messy fights, where you have to defend yourself from enemies all around yourself (although, you shouldn't find yourself in such situations often).

In general terms, this 37 mm cannon should be used in a similar way to the one on the BMO, which you have likely played before this boat. The only difference is that in an up-tier, you have to play much more passive.

Anti-aircraft armament

Turret2 x 12.7 mm DShK machine gun
Ammunition3000 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: DShK (12.7 mm)

The twin 12.7 mm DShK machine guns remain the same as on the Pr. 1124 (1940), but now should be used exclusively for aircraft, because the enemies at this battle rating are likely not going to be susceptible to light machine gun fire. However, one benefit of having these guns placed on top of the bridge is that they are rarely taken out, which allows you to continue fighting back your enemies even when your other armaments are knocked out (it won't be very effective, though).

Usage in battles

The Pr. 1124 (1945) is quite an interesting ship to play, due to its unique set of characteristics - heavy armament, good armour, and bad manoeuvrability. This ship excels at longer range combat, making full use of its super-heavy main armament.

Tactics:

The Pr. 1124 (1945) can work very well in certain situations, particularly longer-range engagements. This is because of its great main weapons, namely two 76 mm cannons. While they don't fire particularly fast, they hit very hard and can do a lot of damage to naval targets. Assuming you have decent accuracy, you can easily sink any ships at the Pr. 1124's BR with a couple of shots. However, the main upgrade from the previous Pr. 1124 is the anti-aircraft armament: the Pr. 1124 (1945) gets access to a 37 mm 70-K automatic cannon along with the existing dual 12.7 mm machine gun turret. This combination provides a formidable amount of AA protection and can shred apart most aircraft that the ship commonly faces.

The Pr. 1124 (1945) is quite survivable for a ship of its size, with 20 crew members and some anti-fragmentation armour on the hull which can provide a limited measure of protection against small arms fire. However, the ship's survivability should not be relied upon as the ship will be shredded by any heavier weapons carried by larger vessels at its BR. The ship should make use of available land cover to protect the vessel from enemy fire and preserve survivability.

Finally, the Pr. 1124 (1945) suffers from a rather mediocre manoeuvrability, with a poor turning circle and a rather disappointing top speed of 39 km/h in RB. Thus, the ship cannot be relied upon to capture zones, as it will take ages just to get to the capture point. In general, this ship should be played as a longer-range sniper, maximising the use of its powerful armament.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • T-34 turrets can do serious damage with both HE and APHE
  • 37 mm and twin 12.7 mm guns provide a formidable rear-aspect AA defence
  • 37 mm is capable of shredding apart most ships you will face
  • T-34 turrets are well armoured, making them very difficult to disable
  • Excellent close range burst damage potential

Cons:

  • Slow, with a top speed of 39 km/h in RB
  • Turrets tend to bounce up and down making sustained fire difficult
  • Rear 76 mm turret has very limited coverage of the ships frontal arc
  • 37 mm offers virtually no coverage of the frontal region
  • HMG and autocannon fire can easily result in loss of crew or even ammo rack damage
  • 76 mm shell velocity and reload speed can make long range combat difficult

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USSR boats
Motor torpedo boats  D-3 · G-5 · TKA-106 · Pr.123-bis · Pr.123K (A-11) · Pr.123K · Pr.183
Motor gun boats  G-5 (ShVAK) · MO-4 · OD-200 · Ya-5M
Motor torpedo gun boats  Pr. 206 · Pr.206-M · MPK Pr.12412
Gunboats  Groza
Armoured gun boats  BMO · MBK-161 early · MBK-161 late · MBK pr.186 · MBK pr.186 (MK 85) · Pr.1124 early · Pr.1124 late · Pr.1124 MLRS
  Pr.191 · Pr.191M · Pr.1204 · Pr.1204 late