VAS 201

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VAS 201
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VAS 201
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Description

The Vedette antisommergibili, Baglietto 68 t. 1 serie, VAS 201 is a rank I Italian motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section3
Displacement68 t
Crew26 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB53 / 35 km/h
RB38 / 25 km/h

The VAS 201 does not have the best of mobility. With a top speed of 53 km/h in AB and 38 km/h in RB, she will get overtaken by other torpedo boats easily. Even larger subchasers and minesweepers can keep up with you. Turning time is as expected for a low tier ship - quite good, allows easy dodging of torpedoes and bringing your rear gun to a target. And you will do that often.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 53 35
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 38 25

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB230 → 283 Sl icon.png
RB260 → 320 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 450 Rp icon.png
2 680 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost300 Ge icon.png
Crew training600 Sl icon.png
Experts2 100 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
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60 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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20mm_it_breda_he_ammo_pack
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
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20mm_it_breda_ap_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
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Depth Charges
Research:
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Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret20 mm/65 Breda anti-aircraft gun
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity12 rounds
Fire rate240 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 90°

The VAS 201 is equipped with two 20 mm/65 Breda autocannons, one at the bow and one at the stern. When facing forward, only one gun can shoot and in order to get the rear gun on target, a large part of the ship needs to be exposed. The autocannons themselves have quite a low rate of fire and very small clips of 12 shells, although they are reloaded very quickly. The damage is similar to the German or the American 20 mm autocannons, although it has a lower damage than the German one and lower fire rate compared to the American one

Additional armament

Setup 12 x 450 mm steam turbined W.200/450X5,75 torpedo
Setup 216 x B TG depth charge
Setup 32 x 450 mm steam turbined W.200/450X5,75 torpedo
16 x B TG depth charge

The VAS 201 is equipped with 2 x W.200 torpedoes. They are average in most statistics, although they have a somewhat low speed. As the boat faces entirely small and nimble enemies, torpedoes in general are not too effective as the enemy can dodge them with ease. In the low tiers, torpedoes are very situational, so it's advised to leave the ship without torpedoes as they can act as an external ammorack, which can destroy the ship if hit.

The VAS 201 can equip 16 x B TG depth charges. They are next to useless, as they are made to destroy submarines, which are not yet in the game and all ships can escape the blast of the depth charge. Overall it's a very situational weapon, that's not advised to use or equip, as it can act as an external ammorack, which can destroy the ship if hit while not adding any considerable advantage.

Usage in battles

The VAS 201 is a slow game ship - its biggest drawbacks are the poor top speed, small clips and no protection whatsoever. Sadly these cons cover most of what can make a ship good so the VAS just is quite a below average ship, especially compared to the MS-15 (same firepower and survivability, almost twice the speed) and S-38 (pretty much better in everything except size). Overall, although it's not quite the best you can have, it's still a solid boat for its battle rating.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Two 20 mm cannons deal a lot more consistent damage, compared to the reserve MAS 555
  • Can shoot forwards and the firing arc of the rear gun is not bad
  • Very fast clip reload of the main armament

Cons:

  • Tiny 12 round clips for the main armament
  • Although more stable than the reserve MAS 555, it's still not the most stable gun platform at the battle rating, can roll a lot in sharp turns
  • Quite slow

History

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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