Albatros-Klasse (143)

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Albatros-Klasse (143)
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The Schnellboot Albatros-Klasse (143) is a rank V 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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Primary armament

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Torpedo armament

Albatros-Klasse (143) Albatros launching its two Seal DM2A1 torpedoes. Note how they are facing to the rear.
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Armament consists of two Seal DM2A1 torpedoes mounted in tubes on the aft deck. These torpedoes are launched 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

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 armour department, 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 76 mm 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.


Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection Smokescreen 76 mm DM-261
III Propeller Replacement Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps

Pros and cons

Albatros-Klasse (143) Albatros firing its main 76 mm OTO Melara cannons.


  • 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


  • 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


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  • Type 143 Albatros view from aft deck with the cannon and torpedoes looking fore.
  • Type 143 Albatros aft deck torpedo launchers and cannon.
  • Type 143 mid ship MM-38 EXOCET missile launchers.
  • Type 143 dual purpose OTO Melara 76 mm guns
  • Type 143 Albatros Side View
  • Type 143 bow mounted OTO Melara.
  • Type 143 Albatros turning at high speed.

See also

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Germany boats
Motor torpedo boats  Jaguar-Klasse (140) · LS 3 · LS 4 Esau · R-boot R-301 · S-38 · S-38b · S-100 (1944) · S-100 (1945) · S-100 (S204) · VS-10
Motor gun boats  R-boot R-41 · R-boot R-130
Motor torpedo gun boats  Albatros-Klasse (143) · MZ1 · TS-Boot Proj. 206