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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
This ship's armor is negligible, being built entirely of wood. Don't count on it.
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No armor and made of wood does not mean she is easy target! Use every bit of cover and smoke for protection, and don't rush into middle of battle.  Use the powerful weapons to take out threats ASAP. Cunning is its own armor.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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Manoeuvrability is very good for size (if a bit slow). Turn, start, stop, all happen quick enough to counter threats, duck into cover, or get ideal fire angles.
  
 
== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
 
=== Primary armament ===
 
=== Primary armament ===
This ship is armed with an excellent 40mm Bofors gun. The gun is great at clearing out PT boats, and with good aim can pop PT boats in a single hit with ammo detonations. The gun however does jam quite often under sustained fire. Use the mixed belt as it gives a good balance between AP and HE shells.
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{{main|Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (40 mm)}}
  
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This ship is armed with an excellent 40mm Bofors gun. The gun is great at clearing out PT boats, and with good aim can pop PT boats in a single hit with ammo detonations. The gun however does jam quite often under sustained fire. Use the default mixed belt as it gives a good balance between AP and HE shells.
  
 
=== Secondary armament ===
 
=== Secondary armament ===
The ship has 3 Oerlikon 20mm cannons for a secondary armament. These are great guns that will deal well against aircraft and PT boats, but they will rip into larger ships with ease. As with the Bofors, keep them on the mixed belt for the same reasons listed above.
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{{main|Oerlikon Mk.II (20 mm)}}
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The ship has three Oerlikon 20mm cannons for a secondary armament. These are great guns that will deal well against aircraft and PT boats, but they will rip into larger ships with ease. As with the Bofors, keep them on the default mixed belt for the same reasons listed above.
  
 
=== Special armament ===
 
=== Special armament ===
The ship has "Hedgehog" charge launchers and depth charges. These are near useless, and can be detonated by enemy gunfire. However, they pack a large punch if aimed right.
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{{main|Mk.6 depth charge|K-gun Mk.9 depth charge|7.2 in T37}}
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The ship has "Mouse cage" (like "Hedgehog") charge launchers and depth charges. These are not very useful, and can be detonated by enemy gunfire. However, they pack a large punch if aimed right at close range.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
''Describe the technique of using this ship, the characteristics of her use in a team and tips on strategy. Abstain from writing an entire guide – don’t get try to provide a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought. Talk about the most dangerous opponents for this vehicle and provide recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of playing with this vehicle in various modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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''She is an incredibly well balanced ship in game.  Small, good speed, powerful weapons, maneuverable''
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''Use her as your first boat or your last in the match.  The highly accurate and powerful 40mm Bofor’s will let you pick off the small, fast torpedo boats as they rush a cap.  One can also get early damage to larger ships, but do not stay exposed for too long. The 40mm can over heat but quickly cools down.  Toward the end of the matches players often take out small boats or aircraft, and that is where 497 shines. The cluster of 3x 20mm will easily take down any aircraft that comes close.  Equipping depth charges is very individual as successful use depends on playstyle.  As long as one uses her smartly, one will do brilliantly.''
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=== Modules ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Tier
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! colspan="1" | Seakeeping
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! colspan="2" | Unsinkability
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! colspan="3" | Firepower
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| I
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| Dry-Docking
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| Tool Set
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| 40 mm HE clips
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| 20 mm HE
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| II
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| Rudder Replacement
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| Fire Protection System
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| Smokescreen
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| 40 mm AP clips
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| 20 mm AP
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| Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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|-
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| III
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| Propeller Replacement
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| Depth Charges
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| Improved Rangefinder
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| Primary Armament Targeting
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|-
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| IV
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| Engine Maintenance
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| New Pumps
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| Bomb mortar
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|
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Powerful 40 mm Bofors gun can rip apart small ships with ease
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* Powerful 40 mm Bofors gun forward mount with excellent fire arc.
* Good AA defense
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* Excellent AA defense with 3x 20mm cannons
* Has access to depth charges and "Hedgehog" mortar depth charges
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* Option to use depth charges, K-gun (side launched) and forward firing "Hedgehog" like "Mousetrap" mortar depth charges.
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* Small size, hard to hit
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* Very good maneuverability for size
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* Wooden hull (floats longer if damaged)
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Not very fast
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* Wooden hull (no protection from fire)
* Armor leaves some things to be desired
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* No armor
* 40 mm gun tends to jam fairly quickly
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* Average speed
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* 40 mm gun may over heat
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* Depth charges have limited use, could cause ammo explosions if hit.
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* Mousetrap range is too short to be useful.
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* No artillery control.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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The SC-497 is the first of the 110 foot long, wooden hull sub-chaser class closely based on the experimental SC-493.  She was built by the Fisher Boat Company of Detroit, possibly a forgotten division of the gargantuan General Motors manufacturing conglomerate. Eventually 438 units where built and used worldwide and extensively as one of the “Splinter fleet” (for its wooden hull). It was eventually decided to call wooden hull boats sub-hunters “SC” (steel hull were called PC).  One third (142) of this boats were lent to allies as part of the Lend-Lease program, with 78 to the Soviet Union, 50 to France, 8 to Brazil, 3 to Mexico, and 3 to Norway.  The three for Norway was shipped (placed on a ship and literally shipped) to UK and given to the Free Norwegian navy used for supplying resistance groups in Norway.  Service continued a few years after the war, others sold to other navies serving for a few more years before eventually disappearing. Today only 2 exist, the charter boat MV Cape Pine, and the Royal Norwegian Navy HNoMS Hitra (formerly SC-718) which is in her WW2 configuration (she is active RN boat, but operates as a museum).  
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==

Latest revision as of 07:33, 9 July 2020

Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
110 ft SC-497 (1945)
us_sc_497.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/2.0/2.0BR
22 peopleCrew
98 tDisplacement
4Number of section
40 mm (ship_wood)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gunTurret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
4 roundsBelt capacity
160 shots/minFire rate
-6° / 70°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon3 x Turret
2 400 roundsAmmunition
60 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
10 x Mk.6 depth chargeSetup 1
8 x 7.2 in T37 bomb
8 x K-gun Mk.9 depth charge
Setup 2
8 x 7.2 in T37 bomb
8 x K-gun Mk.9 depth charge
10 x Mk.6 depth charge
Setup 3
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/610 / 753/490 / 605Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png30 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage 110 ft SC-497.jpg


The 110 ft SC-497 (1945) is a rank I American sub-chaser with a battle rating of 2.0 (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

No armor and made of wood does not mean she is easy target! Use every bit of cover and smoke for protection, and don't rush into middle of battle. Use the powerful weapons to take out threats ASAP. Cunning is its own armor.

Mobility

Manoeuvrability is very good for size (if a bit slow). Turn, start, stop, all happen quick enough to counter threats, duck into cover, or get ideal fire angles.

Armament

Primary armament

This ship is armed with an excellent 40mm Bofors gun. The gun is great at clearing out PT boats, and with good aim can pop PT boats in a single hit with ammo detonations. The gun however does jam quite often under sustained fire. Use the default mixed belt as it gives a good balance between AP and HE shells.

Secondary armament

The ship has three Oerlikon 20mm cannons for a secondary armament. These are great guns that will deal well against aircraft and PT boats, but they will rip into larger ships with ease. As with the Bofors, keep them on the default mixed belt for the same reasons listed above.

Special armament

The ship has "Mouse cage" (like "Hedgehog") charge launchers and depth charges. These are not very useful, and can be detonated by enemy gunfire. However, they pack a large punch if aimed right at close range.

Usage in battles

She is an incredibly well balanced ship in game.  Small, good speed, powerful weapons, maneuverable

Use her as your first boat or your last in the match.  The highly accurate and powerful 40mm Bofor’s will let you pick off the small, fast torpedo boats as they rush a cap.  One can also get early damage to larger ships, but do not stay exposed for too long. The 40mm can over heat but quickly cools down.  Toward the end of the matches players often take out small boats or aircraft, and that is where 497 shines. The cluster of 3x 20mm will easily take down any aircraft that comes close.  Equipping depth charges is very individual as successful use depends on playstyle.  As long as one uses her smartly, one will do brilliantly.

Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 40 mm HE clips 20 mm HE
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 40 mm AP clips 20 mm AP Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Depth Charges Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Bomb mortar

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful 40 mm Bofors gun forward mount with excellent fire arc.
  • Excellent AA defense with 3x 20mm cannons
  • Option to use depth charges, K-gun (side launched) and forward firing "Hedgehog" like "Mousetrap" mortar depth charges.
  • Small size, hard to hit
  • Very good maneuverability for size
  • Wooden hull (floats longer if damaged)

Cons:

  • Wooden hull (no protection from fire)
  • No armor
  • Average speed
  • 40 mm gun may over heat
  • Depth charges have limited use, could cause ammo explosions if hit.
  • Mousetrap range is too short to be useful.
  • No artillery control.

History

The SC-497 is the first of the 110 foot long, wooden hull sub-chaser class closely based on the experimental SC-493.  She was built by the Fisher Boat Company of Detroit, possibly a forgotten division of the gargantuan General Motors manufacturing conglomerate. Eventually 438 units where built and used worldwide and extensively as one of the “Splinter fleet” (for its wooden hull). It was eventually decided to call wooden hull boats sub-hunters “SC” (steel hull were called PC).  One third (142) of this boats were lent to allies as part of the Lend-Lease program, with 78 to the Soviet Union, 50 to France, 8 to Brazil, 3 to Mexico, and 3 to Norway.  The three for Norway was shipped (placed on a ship and literally shipped) to UK and given to the Free Norwegian navy used for supplying resistance groups in Norway.  Service continued a few years after the war, others sold to other navies serving for a few more years before eventually disappearing. Today only 2 exist, the charter boat MV Cape Pine, and the Royal Norwegian Navy HNoMS Hitra (formerly SC-718) which is in her WW2 configuration (she is active RN boat, but operates as a museum).  

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on ship;
  • other literature.


USA sub-chasers
110 ft SC-497 · 165 ft PC-451 · 165 ft PC-466 Carmi