Higgins 81 ft PT-6

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
Higgins 81 ft PT-6
General characteristics
17 peopleCrew
48 tDisplacement
3Number of section
40 mm (wood)Hull armor
15 mm (wood)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun2 x Turret
2000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-6° / 60°Vertical guidance
Additional armament
2 x 533 mm Mk.8-3 C/D torpedoSetup 1
4 x Mk.6 depth chargeSetup 2
2 x 533 mm Mk.8-3 C/D torpedo
4 x Mk.6 depth charge
Setup 3
0 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png10 % Sl icon.png10 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Higgins 81 ft PT-6.jpg

The Higgins 81 ft PT-6 is a reserve rank I American motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X" as part of the fleet closed beta test.

The PT-6 is the first vehicle of the American naval collection. It is a basic torpedo boat that can hold its own against other reserve rank boats but lacks the firepower to engage heavy targets.

General info

Survivability and armour

The Higgins 81 ft PT-6 has no armour beyond its 40mm hull and 15mm superstructure. The rear of the boat is most vulnerable as most high pen rounds such as the Oerlikon Mk.II 20 mm on the 80 ft Nasty or the 20 mm MG C/30 automatic cannon on the R-boot R-41 will easily penetrate or do significant damage to it's torpedo bays. The ammo magazine for the frontal turrets lay directly behind them but are often not worth focusing on.

The crew positioning is fairly centralized towards the middle-front of the boat. The radio station often lays beneath the water and is directly below the main turrets. The main turrets will often be the last compartment of the boat to be damaged due to their smaller hitboxes. The Higgins has 17 crewmembers and can survive with only 5 if the crew is aced and the Crew Interchangeability stat is maxed out.

Engine compartments lay towards the middle back of the boat beneath the torpedo tubes. Fuel tanks are placed at the back of the Higgins.

These are vulnerable areas on the Higgins 81 ft PT-6 and every captain should avoid exposing these segments of the boat for extended periods.


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Primary armament

Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

The PT-6 has 2 turrets placed on either side of the cockpit with one M2 Browning each.

Torpedo armament

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Special armament

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Usage in battles

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Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set .50 AP belt
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System .50 APIT belt
III Propeller Replacement Primary Armament Targeting Depth Charges
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Smokescreen Artillery Support

Pros and cons

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See also

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USA boats
Motor torpedo boats  58 ft PT-3 · 89 ft PT-810 · 94 ft PT-811 · Elco 77 ft PT-20 · Elco 80 ft PT-103 · Elco 80 ft PT-109 · Elco 80 ft PT-314 · Elco 80 ft PT-556
  Elco 80 ft PT-565 · Higgins 78 ft PT-200 · Higgins 78 ft PT-71 · Higgins 81 ft PT-6
Motor gun boats  80 ft Nasty · Elco 77 ft PT-59 · PGH-2
Motor torpedo gun boats  Asheville (PGM-84) · LCS(L)(3)