USS Cyclone

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USS Cyclone
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USS Cyclone
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Description

The Cyclone-class, USS Cyclone (PC-1) is a rank V American motor gun boat with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Drone Age".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section5
Displacement387 t
Crew28 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB87 / 46 km/h
RB65 / 34 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 87 46
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 65 34

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB5 660 → 7 137 Sl icon.png
RB6 680 → 8 423 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications202 600 Rp icon.png
297 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training180 000 Sl icon.png
Experts610 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces670 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 170 / 100 % Sl icon.png
190 / 190 / 190 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
32 000 Sl icon.png
540 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
32 000 Sl icon.png
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25 mm HEIT belts
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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.50 AP belt
Research:
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15 000 Sl icon.png
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25 mm APDS belts
Research:
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Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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.50 APIT belt
Research:
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Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
32 000 Sl icon.png
540 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret25-mm/87 mk.38 cannon
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Fire rate201 shots/min
Vertical guidance-20° / 55°

The 25mm/87 Mk.38 is a navalized copy of the ground 25mm M242 cannon (mounted on M3 Bradley) in term of the gun performance and ammo characteristics, though the naval version has its ammo belt slightly re-adjusted with pure HEI-T and APDS belts as researchable modifications. Notice that in naval battles, ADPS doesn't create secondary shatters (the spalling in ground battles); it's a pure kinetic-damage ammo. The gun fires at 3 round per second and overheats in 17 seconds. In naval scenarios, APDS is the only option for Cyclone. The self-destroying property of HEI-T renders this type of bullet almost completely useless because boats at this tier and BR often carry punchy 40 mm and above autocannons and fight beyond 2 km.

Secondary armament

2 х Turret12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

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There are a pair of 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine guns each mounted on one side of the ship's bridge. Each machine gun only covers a sector less than a quadrant.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • The hull armor can defend against small caliber HE bullets
  • APDS has enough penetration to damage other armored boats, such as MPK.161, HMS Peacock, or M-802.

Cons:

  • Large profile
  • Guns overheat quickly

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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Bollinger Shipyards
Coastal Patrol Ships (PC) 
Cyclone-class  USS Cyclone

USA boats
Motor torpedo boats  PT-3 · PT-6 · PT-20 · PT-71 · PT-103 · PT-109 · PT-174
  PT-200 · PT-314 · Thunderbolt (PT-556) · PT-565 · PT-658 · PT-810 · PT-811
Motor gun boats  Kim Qui · LCS(L)(3) · PT-59 · PTF-7 · USS Candid · USS Asheville · USS Douglas · USS Tucumcari · USS Cyclone
Armoured gun boats  LCM(6) Zippo