Stefano Turr

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Stefano Turr
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Description

The Mototorpediniera, Stefano Turr type is a rank II Italian motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section4
Displacement69 t
Crew16 people

The Stefano Turr is surprisingly quite a survivable ship for its almost total lack of armour. It has a quite low crew of 16 people for its size. But this is its secret weapon in soaking up damage - similarly to tanks like the LVT(A)(1), its crew is quite spread out across the ship, meaning it will take more time to incapacitate them all, giving the player a chance of surviving. Beware that the armament operators are completely exposed meaning that you can easily lose one or more of your machine guns.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB83 / 35 km/h
RB59 / 25 km/h
Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 83 35
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 59 25

The mobility of the ship is really good for how big it is - you can keep up with many torpedo boats and leave slower ships like the VAS 201 in the dust. One thing to note is its turning circle is quite large and it turns quite slowly. Overall it has really good speed in a straight time, but if you decide to turn, you'll lose a lot of speed.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB670 → 826 Sl icon.png
RB830 → 1 023 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications13 800 Rp icon.png
32 600 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:
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
3 300 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Depth Charges
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

3 х Turret13,2 mm Breda Model 31 machinegun
Ammunition3000 rounds
Belt capacity30 rounds
Fire rate500 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 80°
Turret6.5 mm Fiat Model 26 machinegun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity20 rounds
Fire rate400 shots/min

The Stefano Turr is equipped with two types of machine guns for its primary armament - three 13.2 mm Breda mashine guns arranged in a very asymmetrical layout in front of the bridge and a 6.5 mm Fiat machine gun on the stern. Overall, the three Breda machine guns are enough to make a dent in many enemy ships and are considered more effective than the 20 mm autocannons of other same BR italian boats. Due to their positioning you don't need to expose anything but your front to an enemy (in contrast to other low tier italian boats). The 6.5 mm is very weak and if you are flanked from the rear, it's better to turn around, rather than engaging them with the Fiat machine gun. The biggest drawback of the 13 mm machine guns is their rate of fire - lower than machine guns from other nations, especially German and American ones.

Be aware that there are no AI controlled weapons on this ship (like most low tier torpedo boats) so you'll need to handle planes manually.

Additional armament

Setup 14 x 450 mm wet-heater torpedo S.I.170/450X5,25
Setup 212 x B TG depth charge
Setup 34 x 450 mm wet-heater torpedo S.I.170/450X5,25
12 x B TG depth charge

The Stefano Turr can equip 4 x 450 mm S.I.170 torpedoes. Taking them is not advised most of the time as, if shot, they can detonate and critically damage the vessel, if not sinking it outright. The torpedoes themselves are average, with reasonable speed and enough explosive force to destroy most enemies. If you decide to take them, concentrate your torpedo fire on large and/or slow ships - prime examples are the 110 ft SC-497, 165 ft PC-451, Type K-3, Type K-7, Type 5 escort boat, and Russian armoured river boats. Smaller boats, if prepared, will easily dodge them.

The Stefano Turr can also equip 12 B TG depth charges. They are next to useless, as they are made for destroying submarines, which are not in the game. Most ships, especially small boats, will easily escape the blast. The depth charge racks are considered an ammo rack and will explode and destroy the ship, once destroyed. Overall, taking depth charges are not recommended under any circumstances.

Usage in battles

The Stefano Turr is an interesting ship to say the least - with its large profile, good speed but bad manoeuvrability, asymmetrical, mixed armaments and lots of torpedoes lead to a somewhat interesting playstyle. The main tactic when using her is as follows: Pick a target and face forwards towards them - this can maximise your survivability and you can use all of your best armaments this way. When facing a large, armoured ship, feel free to use the torpedoes. Its biggest disadvantages are the low rate of fire of the main weapons, the large profile and the lack of AI weaponry. These cons are quite minor and can easily be mitigated. Overall the Stefano Turr is a different ship from her Italian peers and can be very fun.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good straight line top speed
  • Good survivability for a torpedo boat - small crew is spread around the entirety of a not that small ship
  • All of the best armaments are frontal facing and all armaments can be used in abroadside (because of the asymmetric positioning of the frontal weapons)
  • Good torpedoes can deal with armoured or heavy enemies

Cons:

  • Slow turn time
  • No armour
  • Large profile
  • Low main weapon rate of fire
  • Somewhat small main armament clips

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Italy boats
Motor torpedo boats  Folgore P-490 · Freccia P-493 · MAS 555 · MAS 561 · MAS 569
  MS-15 · MS-53 · MS-472 · Stefano Turr · VAS 201 · Vosper 70' GIS 811
Motor gun boats  MS-473 · MV-611 · Sparviero
Motor torpedo gun boats  Saetta P-494