Type 143

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Typ-Klasse 143 (Albatros)
germ_type143_albatros.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.0/4.0BR
40 peopleCrew
Standard armament
76 mm/62 OTO-Melara automatic gun2 x Primary
320 roundsAmmunition
80 roundsBelt capacity
85 shots/minFire rate
533 mm Seal DM2A1 torpedo2 x Torpedo
1 roundsAmmunition
Economy
270 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png14 000 / 17 038/6 160 / 7 496/4 880 / 5 938Repair
200 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.96 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Type 143.jpg


The Typ-Klasse 143 (Albatros) is a rank II German fast attack craft with a battle rating of 4.0 (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

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Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

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Torpedo armament

Type 143 Albatros launching its two Seal DM2A1 torpedoes. Note how they are facing to the rear.
Main article: Seal DM2A1

Armament consists of two Seal DM2A1 torpedoes mounted in tubes on the aft deck. These torpedoes are lunched with their tails facing forward. Upon entering the water, they make a tight turn left until coming parallel with the launching ship's original course. They can only be aimed in a forward direction as the tubes are static.

Usage in battles

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Realistic Battles

In realistic naval battles, the Type 143 Albatros is a mixed bag. Its high speed makes it great for rushing in to secure capture points and strategic positions at the start of the round. However, the ship lacks in the department of armour, and with only 2 main guns, it can get overwhelmed by enemies easily. This ship is best used in a supporting role where its awesome 76mm OTO Melara cannons can shred enemy ships while also benefiting from the extra firepower and protection of friendly craft. In a situation where a player finds themselves alone in the Type 143, it's best to use your speed to head toward friendly forces. It can be good in a one on one situation, but as soon as another enemy vessel arrives, the Albatros finds itself at a disadvantage. Torpedoes should be used in rush tactics against larger ships, however, it's again advised to do so with support from other vessels. One round from a Destroyer or Cruiser can badly cripple or even kill the Albatros.

Pros and cons

Type 143 Albatros firing its ain 76 mm OTO Melara cannons.

Pros:

  • Good speed to get into great positions before the enemy
  • Fast firing 76 mm main armaments that can give even destroyers a run for their money
  • Guns are stable at high speeds
  • Variable time fuse shells paired with the great guns makes dealing with aircraft easy

Cons:

  • Lightly armoured
  • Small crew size
  • Small size means compartments and modules are packed rather tight
  • Torpedo tubes are static
  • Only two main guns and no secondary armament

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