Pr. 206 (Germany)

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Pr. 206
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Pr. 206
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Description

The Pr. 206 "Shershen" is a rank V German motor torpedo gun boat with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X" as part of the fleet closed beta test.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull6 mm (steel)
Superstructure3 mm (steel)
Number of section4
Displacement161 t
Crew21 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB112 / 59 km/h
RB83 / 44 km/h

After grinding the grossly under-powered MZ1, you will be relieved to be at the helm of 206. The 206 is faster and more manoeuvrable with base configuration. One should seriously consider getting rudder upgrade after tools and fire-prevention equipment, as stock rudder is sluggish which makes it difficult to bring torpedoes to target in some of the tighter maps.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 112 59
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 83 44

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB6 970 → 8 524 Sl icon.png
RB8 600 → 10 517 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications287 000 Rp icon.png
428 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training230 000 Sl icon.png
Experts790 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 210 / 100 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
43 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
46 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
29 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
43 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
46 000 Sl icon.png
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30mm_ussr_naval_he_frag_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Depth Charges
Research:
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Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
46 000 Sl icon.png
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 30 mm AK-230 automatic twin gun
Ammunition1000 rounds
Belt capacity500 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min
Vertical guidance-12° / 87°
Main article: AK-230 (30 mm)

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Additional armament

Setup 14 x 533 mm 53-56 torpedo
Setup 212 x BB-1 depth charge
Setup 34 x 533 mm 53-56 torpedo
12 x BB-1 depth charge

The Pr. 206 is armed with 4 x 1-tube torpedo launchers. With a relatively heavy warhead of 400 kg, these are your main weapon against heavily armoured threats or when attempting attacks at a distance. Your torpedoes have a max range of 13 km (8 km without torpedo mode) and can be used at close range.

Torpedo characteristics
Torpedo Mode Mass (kg) Maximum speed in water (km/h) Travel distance (km) Depth stroke (m) Arming distance (m) Explosive type Explosive mass (kg) TNT equivalent (kg)
No 2,000 93 8.00 1 50 TNT 400 400
Yes 2,000 75 13.00 1 50 TNT 400 400

The Pr. 206 can also be armed with BB-1 depth charges, originally intended for use against submarines. It is not recommended to load them in the ship as they do not have any practical use in naval battles.

Usage in battles

The Pr. 206 is best used as a backline AA flagship which can dominate the coastal waters with its 30 mm rapid fire cannon. Its radar will make it hard to be caught off guard by pesky aircraft and the armament will be more than enough to decimate anything in its BR. The ship can also tear through most coastal vehicles except frigates. Be advised, the ship is not well armoured owing to the Cold War doctrines of ships from that era as well as to the closely packed crew compartments. this ship is best placed in a comfortable buffer behind cover where it can still fire or near an allied frigate or destroyer which could distract enemy vessels. Trigger discipline is necessary when using the vessel as the main armament chews through the 2,000 rounds, especially when broadside. Therefore, the guns should be fired in no more than a one second burst at any target except when absolutely necessary.

The biggest threats to the Pr. 206 are autocannons, guided missiles, and larger vessels. Larger vessels should be avoided, especially frigates such as the Soviet SKRs. Their rapid-firing armament can quickly destroy the vessel and their armour allows them to shrug off the 30 mm. In the event where frigates can't be avoided, taking out the main gun should be a priority. Guided missiles, however, are potentially the most dangerous threat as vehicles such as the Saetta P-494 can engage the Pr. 206 at any distance within range of their missiles. The best option is using cover and wait until the vessel becomes distracted.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast-firing effective armament with 360° of traverse
  • Access to radar
  • Four torpedo tubes

Cons:

  • Weak armour
  • Low crew count
  • No dedicated AP belts
  • Low ammo count with no way to restock supply except when one of the armaments are fully depleted

History

The Project 206, also known under the NATO reporting name as the "Shershen-class", was a class of Soviet Cold War-era torpedo boats developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the Project 183 "Bolshevik". The new Project 206 was designed with similar principles in mind as the Bolshevik, those being cheap production costs and easy maintenance. Furthermore, the Project 206 torpedo boats, similarly to the design that preceded it, were meant to be used close to the shoreline and in fair weather.

The first boat of the class was completed and commissioned with the Soviet Navy in 1960. Three Soviet shipyards produced the Project 206-class torpedo boats in USSR, but few of them have been delivered to Yugoslavia in parts and their assembly was carried out on place by Yugoslav workers. The Project 206-class torpedo boats were used by, beside the Soviet Navy, Eastern Germany, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Vietnam, North Korea and several other nations using only a small number of vessels. The Project 206 was mostly decommissioned from active service with most operators by the 1990s, although Egypt and Vietnam still used some Project 206s in the 2000s.

- From Devblog

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See also

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External links


Germany boats
Motor torpedo boats  LS 3 · LS 4 Esau · KM-5 · VS-10
  S-38 · S-38b · S-100 · S-100 (1944) · S-204 Lang
  R-301 · Jaguar
Motor gun boats  R-41 · R-130 · Krischan der Große
Motor torpedo gun boats  Albatros · Bussard · MZ1 · Pr. 206
Minelayers  VS-8