TKA-106

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
TKA-106
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TKA-106
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Description

The G-5 Type XI-bis TKA 106 is a premium gift rank I Soviet motor gun boat with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.97 "Viking Fury" as a reward for the Victory Day event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull4 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section3
Displacement16 t
Crew6 people

As with the regular G-5, the TKA-106 has practically no survivability. The ship has a tiny crew count of just six crew members and no armour, meaning that a couple of machine gun hits can knock the vessel out. The ships vital components are all clustered close together, making them vulnerable to damage.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB137 / 59 km/h
RB102 / 44 km/h

The TKA-106 is an extremely mobile vessel. It can reach a top speed of 107 km/h in realistic mode and 138 km/h in arcade, making it one of the fastest vessels in the game, even faster than its predecessor. The TKA-106 also benefits from a fast acceleration to its top speed. The ships turn time is quite fast, though keep in mind that sustained turns will result in much of the ship's speed being bled away.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 137 59
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 102 44

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB580 Sl icon.png
RB330 Sl icon.png
Crew training450 Sl icon.png
Experts3 000 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 30 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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Smokescreen
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New Pumps
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12mm_dshk_navy_he_ammo_pack
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12mm_dshk_navy_ap_ammo_pack
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Rocket Launcher
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Artillery Support

Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret12.7 mm DShK machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 70°
Main article: DShK (12.7 mm)

The TKA-106 carries a pair of DShK machine guns as its main armament . The 12.7 mm DShK machine gun is a heavy machine gun, similar to the M2 Browning used by the Americans and the Vickers guns used by the British. This gun fires from a fixed 50-round magazine and will need to be reloaded after the magazine is expended. The DShK isn't a particularly high-damaging weapon and drops off in effectiveness past 1.5 km. However, it is still quite effective when use against small coastal vessels. The TKA-106 gets access to three ammunition belts: Universal, HE, and AP. Of these belts, the HE belt is most effective against smaller vessels and aircraft.

Additional armament

Setup 148 x 82 mm M-8 rocket
Main article: M-8

The TKA-106 gets access to 48 M-8 rockets, with 24 mounted in a trainable launcher and 24 more in a quick-reload magazine. The M-8 rocket is quite adequate for damaging larger targets and are quite easy to aim. However, these rockets are less lethal than some comparable munitions, due to their lower calibre and small TNT warhead (0.6 kg). As a result, it is advisable to salvo-fire the M-8s against large targets in order to ensure their destruction quickly and easily.

Usage in battles

When playing very vulnerable ships like the TKA-106 you should adopt a hit-and-run tactic. Move towards the enemy while hiding behind cover (islands or obstacles) then strike with speed and retreat back to cover. You can use your 2 x 12,7 mm DShK machine guns against smaller enemies like MTBs and your rockets against bigger enemies like sub-chasers. The hit-and-run tactic works in every game mode.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Extremely fast (faster than even the previous G-5 versions)
  • 2 gunners instead of 1
  • Superior locations for the weapons (no frontal blind spot)
  • 12.7 mm is enough to damage and destroy other boats and planes at the battle rating
  • Rocket-rack can unleash a deadly barrage, and has reserve to fully reload once

Cons:

  • No torpedoes
  • Rockets are inaccurate and prove difficult to aim on water
  • Few crew members
  • Exposed ammunition boxes increase chance of being ammo-racked

History

The G-5 torpedo boats became the most common small vessel of this kind in the Soviet fleet during WWII. At the end of 1942, an experimental series of artillery boats was built, in which torpedo equipment was replaced with rocket launchers. During the tests, the project was recognized as successful and all 6 experimental boats were included in the second brigade of torpedo boats in the Black Sea Fleet.

-From Event news

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USSR boats
Motor torpedo boats  D-3 · G-5 · G-5 (ShVAK) · Pr.123-bis · Pr.123K (A-11) · Pr.123K · Pr.183
Motor gun boats  TKA-106 · MO-4 · OD-200 · Ya-5M
Motor torpedo gun boats  Pr. 206 · Pr.206-M · MPK Pr.12412 · MPK Pr.12412P
Gunboats  Groza
Armoured gun boats  BMO · MBK-161 early · MBK-161 late · MBK pr.186 · MBK pr.186 (MK 85) · Pr.1124 early · Pr.1124 late · Pr.1124 MLRS
  Pr.191 · Pr.191M · Pr.1204 · Pr.1204 late

USSR premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  G-5 (ShVAK) · Pr.123K (A-11)
Motor gun boats  TKA-106 · Ya-5M
Motor torpedo gun boats  MPK Pr.12412P
Armoured gun boats  MBK-161 early · MBK pr.186 (MK 85) · Pr.1124 MLRS · Pr.1204
Sub-chasers  MPK Pr.122bis
Frigates  Rosomacha
Destroyers  Kerch · Leningrad · Stroyny · Smelyi · Neustrashimy
Light cruisers  Kerch · Zheleznyakov