Folgore P-490

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Rank 4 USA
USS Helena Pack
Folgore P-490
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GarageImage Folgore P-490.jpg
Folgore P-490
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Description

The Motocannoniera convertibile, MC 490 type, Folgore P-490 is a rank IV Italian motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section4
Displacement191 t
Crew38 people

The P-490 is fairly well-defended for a boat of its size. Although it does not have any armour plating, its internal modules are well-placed to increase survivability. The ammunition storage is located beneath the waterline, making detonation unlikely. One of its fuel tanks is also located below the waterline. With this protection, the P-490 can survive a good number of hits from low-calibre guns. However, the main calibre rounds fired by destroyers and other large ships will have no difficulty in destroying or at least dealing great damage to this vessel.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB93 / 35 km/h
RB67 / 25 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 93 35
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 67 25

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 380 → 5 404 Sl icon.png
RB4 400 → 5 429 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications93 800 Rp icon.png
156 800 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training90 000 Sl icon.png
Experts310 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces570 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 140 / 100 % Sl icon.png
178 / 178 / 178 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
6 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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40 mm HE clips
Research:
6 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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40 mm AP clips
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
Vertical guidance-6° / 90°

The two Bofors cannons on the P-490 are both fully traversable, and have a decent traverse rate of 30 degrees per second.They are able to easily destroy any small vessel that the P-490 may face in battle. If necessary, they can be used against destroyers, especially if it is not possible to use torpedoes, but this is less effective.

One of the cannons is located at the bow of the ship, while the other is located at the stern. This means that it is sometimes not possible to fire both at the same target simultaneously. Engaging broadside eliminates this issue, but of course, makes the P-490 a larger target for the enemy to hit.

  • Universal: AP-T · HEFI-T
  • 40 mm HE clips: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP-T
  • 40 mm AP clips: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEFI-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Universal 80 77 66 57 50 45
40 mm HE clips 80 77 66 57 50 45
40 mm AP clips 80 77 66 57 50 45

Additional armament

Setup 14 x 450 mm steam turbined W.200/450X5,75 torpedo

This vessel's four torpedoes are best used against large, slow targets such as destroyers. They usually do significant damage if they hit.

Torpedo Characteristics
Torpedo Mode Mass (kg) Maximum speed in water (km/h) Travel distance (km) Depth stroke (m) Arming distance (m) Explosive type Explosive mass (kg)
No 930 81 3.00 1 50 TNT 200

Usage in battles

The P-490 is a light vessel, and like all smaller ships is most effective in more compact areas of the map, where it is easy to find cover. Using this vessel in open waters, at long range, makes it vulnerable to fire from enemy destroyers, and gives the player little ability to fight back.

If it is necessary to engage a destroyer though, the P-490 is equipped with four torpedoes for just this purpose. They are large enough to do significant damage if they hit, but it is often hard to use them effectively. The best way to make use of the vessel's torpedoes is to get close to an enemy ship without their noticing and fire at close range.

Other than torpedoes, the P-490 is equipped with two 40 mm cannons, which are quite effective against small boats. Not surprisingly, they do little damage against larger ships, and are best used at closer range.

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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