G-5 (ShVAK)

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G-5 Type (ShVAK)
General characteristics
6 peopleCrew
16 tDisplacement
3Number of section
4 mm (steel)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
20 mm ShVAK cannonTurret
754 roundsAmmunition
58 roundsBelt capacity
800 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 70°Vertical guidance
Additional armament
2 x 533 mm 53-38 torpedoSetup 1
250 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/220/160Repair
150 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
75 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
50 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png20 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png10 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png


GarageImage G-5 (ShVAK).jpg

The G-5 Type (ShVAK) is a premium rank I Soviet motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" as part of the fleet release into open beta test. This is a nice modification to the reserve one. The 20 mm cannon has good fire rate and good penetration

General info

Survivability and armour

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Primary armament

Main article: ShVAK (20 mm)

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Torpedo armament

Main article: 53-38 (533 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Great top speed
  • Good maneuverability
  • 20 mm ShVAK cannon packs a more powerful punch than the DShK machine gun
  • As with all PT boats, wields powerful torpedoes
  • Torpedoes are stored internally, making it difficult to spot a launch


  • Thin armour
  • Low ammunition capacity for the ShVAK; can run out of ammo quickly if not properly handled.


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See also

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USSR boats
Motor gun  MO-4 · OD-200 · Ya-5M
Motor torpedo  D-3 · G-5 · G-5 (ShVAK) · G-5 TKA 106 · Pr.183 · Pr. 123K (A-11) · Pr. 123K "Komsomolets" · Pr. 123bis
Motor torpedo gun  Pr. 206 · Pr. 206M
Gun  Groza
Armoured gun  BMO · MBK-161 (1943) · MBK-161 (1944) · MBK pr.186 · MBK pr.186 (MK 85)
  Pr.191 · Pr.191M · Pr.1124 (1940) · Pr.1124 (1945) · Pr.1124 MLRS · Pr. 1204 · Pr. 1204 late

USSR premium ships
Motor gun boats  Ya-5M
Motor torpedo boats  G-5 (ShVAK) · G-5 TKA 106 · Pr. 123K (A-11)
Armoured gun boats  MBK-161 (1943) · MBK pr.186 (MK 85) · Pr.1124 MLRS · Pr. 1204
Sub-chasers  MPK Pr.122bis
Destroyers  Leningrad (leader) · Pr. 7U Stroyny · Pr. 41 Neustrashimy