S-38b

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Schnellboot S-38b
germ_s38b.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.7/1.7/1.7BR
31 peopleCrew
Standard armament
20 mm MG C/38 cannonPrimary
1 200 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
480 shots/minFire rate
20 mm MG C/30 automatic cannonPrimary
1 200 roundsAmmunition
20 roundsBelt capacity
312 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.92 mm MG34 machine gunSecondary
3 000 roundsAmmunition
150 roundsBelt capacity
900 shots/minFire rate
533 mm G7E (mod. T5a) torpedo2 x Torpedo
1 roundsAmmunition
Additional armament
6 x WBD depth chargeSetup 1
Economy
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png510 / 635/320 / 398/260 / 323Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage S-38b.jpg


The Schnellboot S-38b is a rank I German motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.7 (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

The S-38b is nearly identical to the S-38 in terms of survivability. The S-38b has the same hull construction and composition, yet the bridge is constructed of 10 mm thick anti-fragmentation armour. This means the bridge is more resilient to damage on the S-38b than S-38.

Mobility

The S-38b is also nearly identical to the S-38 in terms of mobility. It too is quick and agile. The difference is that the S-38b is slightly quicker forwards at 106 KPH (66 MPH).

Armament

Primary armament

The main weapons are identical to the S-38, any gunnery lessons and practices learned from the S-38 are immediately applicable to the S-38b.

Secondary armament

Main article: MG 34 (7.92 mm)

The main difference between the S-38 and the S-38b is the presence of MG 34 machineguns. These machineguns are more suited towards firing upon aircraft instead of ships; citing their meagre calibre. The machineguns are mounted behind the bridge and are initially aimed upwards. The location of these machineguns allows them to fire on either side of the ship, and fire upon aircraft.

Torpedo armament

Main article: G7a

The S-38b has the same torpedo and torpedo mounting as the S-38. This means all lessons, usages, and applications the S-38's torpedoes are directly applicable to the S-38b.

Special armament

Main article: WBD depth charge

The S-38b has the same special weapons options as the S-38, including smokescreens, and depth charges.

Usage in battles

The S-38b should be used exactly as the S-38 is used. Though the S-38b has better anti-air coverage then the S-38, it should not be depended upon.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very close to the S-38, one could go from the S-38 to the S-38b with no special learning required
  • Main cannons are the same as the ones found on the S-38
  • Better armour then the armour found on the S-38
  • Quicker, while maintaining the same handling characteristics
  • Same BR as the S-38, meaning one can have the S-38 and S-38b in the same lineup
  • Still inexpensive to operate

Cons:

  • Most flaws from the S-38 are maintained in the S-38b
  • Even with additional MG 34s, anti-air coverage is minimal

History

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See also

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Germany boats
Motor Torpedo  LS 3 · S-38 · S-38b · LS 4 Esau · S-100 (1945) · S-100 (1944) · S-100 (S204) · Type 140/141 · TS-Boot Proj. 206
Motor Torpedo Gun  MZ1
Hydrofoil  VS-10
Fast Attack  Type 143