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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American motor torpedo boat {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.79 "Project X"]] as part of the fleet closed beta test.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American motor torpedo boat {{Battle-rating|1}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.79 "Project X"]] as part of the fleet closed beta test.
 
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armament separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Tips for preserving survivability should be saved for the "Use in battle" section.''
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''Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.''
  
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=== Mobility ===
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=== Mobility ===
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
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=== Primary armament ===
 
=== Primary armament ===
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{{main|Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (40 mm)|AN-M4 (37 mm)}}
  
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The PT-314 gets access to a single 40 mm Bofors guns at the stern of the vessel. This weapon is extremely potent against aircraft due to its accuracy and punching power. Though this weapon fires slower than the 20 mm Oerlikon or 12.7 mm AN/M2, it more than makes up for it due to its hard-hitting 40 mm shells. The 40 mm Bofors is capable of shredding aircraft and small boats from ranges of 2.5 km away, though effectiveness will drop off after that range due to the large bullet drop. The gun fires from 4-round clips that reload continuously, meaning that the weapon is capable of continuous fire. However, note that it will eventually overheat and jam after firing for too long.
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Alongside the 40 mm cannon, the PT-314 gets access to a single 37 mm AN-M4 cannon located on the bow. This weapon is an interesting autocannon and fires much slower than the Bofors at the rear. It's also magazine-fed, meaning that it will have to reload after every thirty shots. Despite this, the weapon has great damage-dealing capacity and can be used in conjunction with the 40 mm Bofors cannon to deal with naval targets.
  
 
=== Secondary armament ===
 
=== Secondary armament ===
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{{main|20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II (20 mm)}}
  
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The PT-314 gets access to a single 20 mm Oerlikon cannon as its secondary armament. The 20 mm Oerlikon Cannon was the standard light anti-aircraft gun for several nations, including the United States, and replaced the prior AN/M2 Browning machine gun. This weapon is an effective short-range AA gun but can be used against ships as well. The weapon has access to three belts: Default, AP and HE. Of these, the HE belt is by far the most effective against boats and aircraft due to its high explosive mass. As well, the guns fire from a drum magazine that will need to be reloaded. Because of the magazine design, the gun will not jam with continuous fire.
  
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
''An important part of the ship’s armament responsible for air raid defense. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control <code>Select anti-aircraft weapons</code>. Talk about the ship’s anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets.''
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{{main|AN-M2 (12.7 mm)}}
  
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The PT-314 gets access to two dual 12.7 mm AN/M2 machine gun mounts. The AN/M2 is a navalized anti-aircraft version of the popular Browning machine gun. This gun is rather ineffective at dealing significant damage to enemy aircraft, and is only effective within a ~1.5 to 2 km range at most. As well, keep in mind that these guns have a long 12-second reload after the gun’s magazine has been depleted. Due to the magazine configuration, the gun will not jam with continuous firing.
  
=== Torpedo armament ===
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=== Additional armament ===
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{{main|Mk.13 (569 mm)}}
  
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=== Special armament ===
 
''Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can be an unexpected surprise for an opponent. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat.''
 
  
 
== 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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''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 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).''
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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* Good firepower, can effectively engage both air and other sea targets
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* Good mobility, with great top speed
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* Armour is thin enough not to set off HE fuzes
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* Relatively small target
  
 
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* Guns are awkwardly placed around the hull
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* Thin armour means it's easily shredded even by the lightest caliber machine guns
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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PT-314 was laid down on 11 December 1942 and launched on 20 February 1943. PT-314 was in service from 11 March 1943 until sold on 23 June 1948. PT-314 served in MTB RON 5 in the South Pacific under Lt John W. Ewell. <ref>Steve Laroe, US PT Boats List: Squadron List, http://www.hazegray.org/</ref>
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PT-314 was the lead boat in a class of 54 (314-367) built for the US Navy in 1943.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
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{{ShipManufacturer Elco}}
 
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{{USA boats}}

Latest revision as of 07:43, 3 June 2021

Rank 4 USA
USS Helena Pack
PT-314
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PT-314
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Description

The Elco 80 ft PT-314 is a rank III American motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 2.7 (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

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section3
Displacement51 t
Crew12 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB105 / 28 km/h
RB75 / 20 km/h

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 105 28
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 75 20

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 250 → 1 585 Sl icon.png
RB1 300 → 1 648 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 690 Rp icon.png
43 700 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training22 000 Sl icon.png
Experts77 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 120 / 100 % Sl icon.png
136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
Mods new ship hull.png
Dry-Docking
Research:
790 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship rudder.png
Rudder Replacement
Research:
740 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship screw.png
Propeller Replacement
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship engine.png
Engine Maintenance
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods ship tool kit.png
Tool Set
Research:
790 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
740 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
Smokescreen
Research:
740 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
40 mm HE clips
Research:
790 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
20 mm HE magazines
Research:
790 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods new aa caliber turrets.png
Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
790 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
40 mm AP clips
Research:
740 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
20 mm AP magazines
Research:
740 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods new aux caliber turrets.png
Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
740 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods ship art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

Turret40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
Vertical guidance-7° / 88°
Turret37 mm AN-M4 cannon
Ammunition420 rounds
Belt capacity30 rounds
Fire rate150 shots/min
Vertical guidance-6° / 30°

The PT-314 gets access to a single 40 mm Bofors guns at the stern of the vessel. This weapon is extremely potent against aircraft due to its accuracy and punching power. Though this weapon fires slower than the 20 mm Oerlikon or 12.7 mm AN/M2, it more than makes up for it due to its hard-hitting 40 mm shells. The 40 mm Bofors is capable of shredding aircraft and small boats from ranges of 2.5 km away, though effectiveness will drop off after that range due to the large bullet drop. The gun fires from 4-round clips that reload continuously, meaning that the weapon is capable of continuous fire. However, note that it will eventually overheat and jam after firing for too long.

Alongside the 40 mm cannon, the PT-314 gets access to a single 37 mm AN-M4 cannon located on the bow. This weapon is an interesting autocannon and fires much slower than the Bofors at the rear. It's also magazine-fed, meaning that it will have to reload after every thirty shots. Despite this, the weapon has great damage-dealing capacity and can be used in conjunction with the 40 mm Bofors cannon to deal with naval targets.

Secondary armament

Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition420 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

The PT-314 gets access to a single 20 mm Oerlikon cannon as its secondary armament. The 20 mm Oerlikon Cannon was the standard light anti-aircraft gun for several nations, including the United States, and replaced the prior AN/M2 Browning machine gun. This weapon is an effective short-range AA gun but can be used against ships as well. The weapon has access to three belts: Default, AP and HE. Of these, the HE belt is by far the most effective against boats and aircraft due to its high explosive mass. As well, the guns fire from a drum magazine that will need to be reloaded. Because of the magazine design, the gun will not jam with continuous fire.

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

The PT-314 gets access to two dual 12.7 mm AN/M2 machine gun mounts. The AN/M2 is a navalized anti-aircraft version of the popular Browning machine gun. This gun is rather ineffective at dealing significant damage to enemy aircraft, and is only effective within a ~1.5 to 2 km range at most. As well, keep in mind that these guns have a long 12-second reload after the gun’s magazine has been depleted. Due to the magazine configuration, the gun will not jam with continuous firing.

Additional armament

Setup 14 x 569 mm Mk.13 torpedo
Main article: Mk.13 (569 mm)

Describe the available additional armaments of the ship: depth charges, mines, torpedoes. Talk about their positions, available ammunition and launch features such as dead zones of torpedoes. If there is no additional armament, remove this section.

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 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).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good firepower, can effectively engage both air and other sea targets
  • Good mobility, with great top speed
  • Armour is thin enough not to set off HE fuzes
  • Relatively small target

Cons:

  • Guns are awkwardly placed around the hull
  • Thin armour means it's easily shredded even by the lightest caliber machine guns

History

PT-314 was laid down on 11 December 1942 and launched on 20 February 1943. PT-314 was in service from 11 March 1943 until sold on 23 June 1948. PT-314 served in MTB RON 5 in the South Pacific under Lt John W. Ewell. [1]

PT-314 was the lead boat in a class of 54 (314-367) built for the US Navy in 1943.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to 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

References

  1. Steve Laroe, US PT Boats List: Squadron List, http://www.hazegray.org/


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