R-301

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R-301
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Description

The R-301-class, R-301 is a rank II German motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 2.3 (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
Hull38 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section4
Displacement190 t
Crew42 people

The R-301 is constructed using wood, the superstructure is hardened wood constructed to a thickness of 12 mm. The wooden construction of the R-301 means fire is one of the biggest threats to survival of the ship. There is no armour on the ship, apart from the gun shields and hardened superstructure. The R-301 has a crew complement of 42, increased by 1 compared to the R-boot R-130. The R-301 still provides a great attachment of sailors, which helps to increases the overall survivability of the R-301 dramatically compared to other ships in this tier.

Compared to the previous version R-boot R-130 which only offered two single 2 cm/65 C/30 (20 mm) automatic cannons and a single 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 (37 mm) automatic cannon. This is now significantly increased even more with two twin 2 cm/65 C/38 (20 mm) automatic cannons, replacing the two single 2 cm/65 C/30 automatic cannons with twice as much stopping power and 200 round magazines for them. Additionally the legendary single 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 automatic cannon stays the same the depth charge racks are replaced with two torpedo tubes are added.

However, the internal components of the R-301 are spaced out, meaning a good volley of enemy fire will not completely incapacitate the ship.

  • The engine is placed, under the conning tower of the ship, with the transmission extending towards the stern (Rear) to the Voith Schneider propulsion system.
  • The transmission & propeller systems are under the waterline which protects it from most enemy rounds, which would penetrate the ship.
  • The engines system can be destroyed by enemy fire since it extends above the waterline.
  • The ships fuel and ammunition storage can be penetrated by enemy fire, since these are located above the waterline.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB60 / 23 km/h
RB43 / 16 km/h

The R-301 may seem slow in comparison to the other naval ships at this tier, due to its length. The Voith Schneider propulsion system, as found on the R-41 & R-130 has been replaced with a conventional three bladed propeller and transmission system. The engines have been increased from two to three.

The top speed has been increased by the change of propulsion system:

  • In arcade it has a maximum speed of 57 km/h.
  • In realistic & simulator is 43 km/h.

However, the change from the Voith Schneider to the conventional blades has had a significant change on the manoeuvrability of this ship. It is incapable off performing the once fine manoeuvrable dance acts of the previous Voith Schneider propulsion system, which powered the R-boot R-41 & R-boot R-130.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB870 → 1 090 Sl icon.png
RB1 300 → 1 630 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications13 760 Rp icon.png
32 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost860 Ge icon.png
Crew training16 000 Sl icon.png
Experts55 000 Sl icon.png
Aces320 Ge icon.png
Research Aces250 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
620 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
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110 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
100 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:
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20 mm HET magazines
Research:
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Cost:
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37 mm Spgr Lh 37
Research:
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Cost:
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20 mm APT magazines
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
620 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Mines
Research:
900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 automatic cannon
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity40 rounds
Fire rate501 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 50°
Turret2 cm/65 C/38 automatic cannon
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity40 rounds
Fire rate480 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 60°

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Secondary armament

Turret3.7 cm SK C/30 mounting
Ammunition2000 rounds

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Additional armament

Setup 12 x 533 mm G7a torpedo
Setup 210 x EMC moored contact mine
Setup 32 x 533 mm G7a torpedo
2 x EMC moored contact mine
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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

Developed in the inter-war period, the R-Boots (Raumbootes) were designed as minesweepers, and they had deliberately low draughts in order to operate close to the coast. The armament was limited due to the intended mission of the ships. Propulsion was provided by two MAN marine diesel engines, providing 1,836 horsepower each and driving two shafts. Construction utilized a metal understructure and wooden framing.

424 R-Boots were completed, and they continually saw service up until 1945. They were notably used during the 1940 invasion of Norway. Only 140 of these ships survived the war, with many captured by the Allies or divided up between the Allies as spoils of war. 24 R-Boots were eventually reintroduced to the West German Navy and operated until the 1960's.

The R-Boots, despite being built as minesweepers, were forced into other roles during the war. They were used for search-and-rescue (SAR), ship hunting, coastal patrol, and convoy escort, among other duties such as minelaying. The ships were rarely used in their intended role (minesweeping) because of the defensive nature of the war for the Kriegsmarine.

R-301 was the lead ship of an R-Boot class, significantly larger than the preceding R-218. It had a length of 41 meters and a displacement of 160 tons. This class consisted of R-301 through R-312, and the class was constructed from 1942 to 1945. The biggest change from the preceding classes of R-Boot was the addition of two 533 mm torpedo tubes, for use against enemy surface vessels. The R-301 class also added a third screw for increased speeds, up to 24 knots.

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