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
Survivability and armour
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Many ships are armed with torpedo launchers, and for some vessels such as boats, torpedoes are an extremely important means of defeating an opponent. Evaluate the position of the torpedo launchers, discuss the ammunition available, firing specifics such as dead zones, features of the torpedoes themselves, etc.
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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|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|
|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|
|Destroyers||Leningrad (leader) · Pr. 7U Stroyny · Pr. 41 Neustrashimy|