S-100

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This page is about the German motor torpedo boat S-100. For the other version, see S-100 (1944).
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S-100
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Description

The S-100-class, S-100 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.

The S-100 class was an improvement of a preceding S-38 class by installing a more powerful engine and adding gun shields to protect gunners from shrapnel. S-100 was sunk while anchored in Le Havre harbour, France on 15th June 1944.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section3
Displacement117 t
Crew21 people

The S-100, like most low tier ships, has limited armour protection. The bridge is protected by 12 mm of hardened armour, and the two rear turrets are similarly defended. None of the other components of the ship, such as the engines and fuel tanks, are protected.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB109 / 33 km/h
RB78 / 24 km/h

Despite its size,the S-100 is a fast and manoeuvrable at most speeds, making it an easy ship to control and play. With three engines powering the ship, the acceleration is very good, and with a bit of practice, the S-100 is able to accelerate even during turns. The ship itself does not bleed speed very much when performing hard turns.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 109 33
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 78 24

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB600 → 763 Sl icon.png
RB820 → 1 043 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications10 440 Rp icon.png
23 330 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost750 Ge icon.png
Crew training11 000 Sl icon.png
Experts38 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
60 / 100 / 100 % Sl icon.png
124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
880 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
680 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
880 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
880 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
680 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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37 mm HE clips
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
20 mm HET magazines
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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37 mm APT clips
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
880 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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20 mm APT magazines
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
880 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
880 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Mines
Research:
680 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png

The usual route of researching modules should be taken: Tool Set and Fire Protection System as first two vital modules. The next module to be researched that can aid the captain of a S-100 is smokescreen, helping evade enemy fire and launch torpedoes while withdrawing back into the cover of the smoke.

Armament

Primary armament

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

The S-100 is armed with three 20 mm cannons. The single 2 cm/65 C/38 automatic cannon is located on the bow with a very limited forward firing angle. Due to the size of ship, the vertical guidance of only -5° makes it unable to fire in front of the ship unless the target is at considerable distance. The second gun is a dual mount 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 automatic cannon located amidship with a 8 mm thick hardened armour plate protecting the crew from machine gun rounds and shrapnels. The gun can be fired effectively only when utilizing it broadside and leaving the vessel vulnerable to enemy fire. Like the bow mounted gun, it has a limited vertical guidance of only -5°, because of the railing around the ship.

Three different ammunition belts are available:

  • Universal: AP-T · AP · HEF-T · HEF
  • 20 mm HET magazines: HEF · HEF-T · HEF · AP
  • 20 mm APT magazines: AP · AP-T · AP · HEF
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
20 mm HEF-T HEF-T 2 2 2 2 2 2
20 mm AP AP 36 35 27 20 15 11
20 mm AP-T AP-T 36 35 27 20 15 11
20 mm HEF HEF 2 2 2 2 2 2
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(mm)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
20 mm HEF-T HEF-T 835 0.12 0 0.1 10.54 79° 80° 81°
20 mm AP AP 785 0.15 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
20 mm AP-T AP-T 785 0.15 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
20 mm HEF HEF 835 0.12 0 0.1 10.54 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

Turret3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 mounting
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity5 rounds
Fire rate250 shots/min

S-100 is armed with a single 3.7 cm FlaK located at the stern, it is protected by a gun shield made from 12 mm thick hardened armour plate. With addition of the ability to use both secondary and primary guns with a single trigger, this gun became the main source of damage against enemies due to being more powerful over distance when compared to 20 mm autocannons. Unfortunately it suffer from poor guidance caused by the railing around the ship like the 20 mm dual mounted cannon. Same tactics should be used as with the 20 mm.

Three different ammunition belts are available:

  • Universal: AP-T · HEF-I
  • 37 mm HE clips: HEF-I · HEF-I · HEF-I · HEF-I · AP-T
  • 37 mm APT clips: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEF-I
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
37 mm HEF-I HEF-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
37 mm AP-T AP-T 67 64 53 42 33 26
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(mm)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
37 mm HEF-I HEF-I 845 0.62 0 0.1 44.03 79° 80° 81°
37 mm AP-T AP-T 815 0.7 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret7.92 mm MG15 machine gun
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity75 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min
Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

One machine gun is mounted on either side of the bridge. Because of this, they have very limited traverse and are mostly ineffective against aircraft. However, they do have a high rate of fire.

Additional armament

Setup 14 x 533 mm G7a torpedo
Setup 24 x EMF moored magnetic mine
Setup 34 x 533 mm G7a torpedo
2 x EMF moored magnetic mine
Main articles: G7a (533 mm), EMF mine

The torpedo tubes are fixed to the hull of the ship, so torpedoes must be aimed by changing the direction of the vessel. With a base speed of 81 km/h, a range of 6 km and a payload of 358.4 kg TNTeq, the 533 mm G7a torpedoes sport a large explosive mass. When upgraded with a torpedo mode, the speed decreases to 56 km/h while boosting the range to 14 km.

Usage in battles

The S-100 shares the same hull and playstyle as the S-38b. The key differences are the 3.7 cm auxiliary weapon and the limited AA firing angle. Although it's tempting to, turning broadside to use the centre-mounted dual cannons is ill-advised in most cases, as the hull is fragile. Using speed to deliver surprise attacks and flanking lone enemies is the way to go, but never attack a group when outnumbered. Captains may find the S-100 an effective destroyer hunter with this ship's high speed and effective torpedoes.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Slightly faster than the S-38b when fully upgraded with same mobility
  • Excellent fast-firing cannons with double the ammo capacity compared to its predecessor
  • 3.7 cm cannon has high rate of fire and no overheat, making very deadly against small ships and aircraft
  • Great torpedoes with convenient firing angle and excellent damage

Cons:

  • 3.7 cm cannon has limited arc and cannot shoot directly ahead
  • 7.92 mm MG 15 have limited firing angles and are ineffective as AA armament
  • Minimal hull protection

History

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See also

Related development

External links


Lürssen Werft
Schnellboot 
Type S-38  S-38 · S-38b
Type S-100  S-100 · S-100 (1944) · S-204 Lang
Fast Attack Craft 
Jaguar-class  Jaguar
Albatros-class  Albatros · Bussard

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 · Hugin
Motor gun boats  R-41 · R-130 · Krischan der Große
Motor torpedo gun boats  Albatros · Bussard · MZ1 · Pr. 206
Minelayers  VS-8