Elco 77 ft PT-59

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Italian Fleet
Geniere Pack
Elco 77 ft PT-59
General characteristics
20 peopleCrew
46 tDisplacement
4Number of section
40 mm (ship_wood)Hull armor
15 mm (ship_wood)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gun2 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
4 roundsBelt capacity
160 shots/minFire rate
-7° / 80°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun6 x Turret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun4 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
50 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
190 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/3 080 / 3 837/2 690 / 3 351Repair
55 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
190 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
154 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Elco 77 ft PT-59.jpg

The Elco 77 ft PT-59 is a rank II American motor gunboat with a battle rating of 3.0 (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

The boat Hull and Superstructure are made of wood(40mm and 15mm respectively), the Bofors L/60 Mk 3 cannons have a 9.52mm shield and the Hull mounted AN-M2 machine guns have a 12.7mm shield, the elevated AN-M2s don't have any gun shield.

Despite his lack of armor, the PT-59 has enough firepower to outmatch most boats at its Battle Rating(3.0), however engaging more than 2 boats at once without having friendly support isn't recommended, you should also be careful when going against armored gunboats and boats with much bigger crews.


The PT-59 is powered by 3 Packard V12 M2500 engines, It takes around 14 seconds to reach full speed(AB 97Km/h, 60mph)(RB 72Km/h, 45mph) and 18 seconds to stop, it takes 10 seconds to reach full speed in reverse(AB -34Km/h, -21mph)(RB -25Km/h, -16mph), and a full 360 turn takes around 18 seconds in AB(around 24 seconds in RB).


Primary armament

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Secondary armament

Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • The ships 12.7 mm machine guns can easily destroy lightly armoured ships
  • The 2 x 40 mm Bofors guns are great for taking out other ships and can act as decent anti-aircraft guns as well
  • Its speed allows it to quickly move from one area of the map to another, making it a great vehicle for ambushing larger, less nimble ships


  • No armour leads to frequent incapacitations of modules and crew
  • A smaller crew in combination with a small size leads to a lower survivability
  • Threatened by dive-bombing aircraft


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See also

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