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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German gunboat {{Battle-rating|1}}. 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}} German gunboat {{Battle-rating}}. 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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''If necessary, use a graphic template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.''
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The Kanonenboot K-2 is a gunboat, it’s important to note that it is not fast with a top speed of 34 KM/H (AB:47 KM/H) which makes it as fast a Killer whale. Indeed, the Kanonenboot K-2, could be compared to a Killer whale!
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It’s not very fast, it can’t manavour very fast, it can’t evade torpedoes at close range. However, it’s very strong, with armour plates providing up to 60 MM of protection and it’s herculean size compared to other gunboats, it makes it look and feel very opposing. It packs a very almighty bite! with its two turrets carrying 2 x 120 MM L45 cannons, 2 x four-barrel Flakvierling 38 automatic cannons, 2 x 2 CM C/38  (20mm) automatic cannons and 2 x 3.7 cm  (37mm) SK C/30 automatic cannons.
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The storage for its ammunition is stored below the waterline, they are also encased by the fuel tanks which wrap around the sides behind the 60 mm thick armour plates, making torpedo strikes less likely to sink the ship, however, it is not impossible to be sunk by a single well placed strike.
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When playing this herculean motorboat, sail towards the cap zone, do not head out to sea like a lone killer whale, because the K-2 will be sunk, by enemy destroyers which prey on large slow ships, like this, for easy targets.  
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
''Write about the ship’s mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward speed and reverse speed.''
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Its top speed of 34 KM/H can be achieved within 18 seconds, which is very a great time to be under full-steam.  Its top speed in arcade battles of 47 KM/H can also be achieved within the 18 seconds, not bad ship which displaces over 1420 Tons of water! 
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The manoeuvrability of the ship is like a killer whale, it's good but it's not the best - it can make short sudden movements to dodge torpedoes only if they are coming towards the stern of the ship. Turning requires a large area to be completed, it's one of these ships where it's better suited to go in a straight line and stay in caps zone.
  
 
== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
 
=== Primary armament ===
 
=== Primary armament ===
''Provide information about the characteristics of the primary armament. Evaluate their efficacy in battle based on their reload speed, ballistics and the capacity of their shells. Add a link to the main article about the weapon: <code><nowiki>{{main|Weapon name (calibre)}}</nowiki></code>.''
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{{main|L45 (120 mm)}}
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''Provide information about the characteristics of the primary armament. Evaluate their efficacy in battle based on their reload speed, ballistics and the capacity of their shells.''
  
 
''Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.''
 
''Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.''
  
 
=== Secondary armament ===
 
=== Secondary armament ===
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{{main|3,7 cm SK C/30 (37 mm)}}
 
''Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control <code>Select secondary weapon</code>. Evaluate the secondary armament and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section.''
 
''Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control <code>Select secondary weapon</code>. Evaluate the secondary armament and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section.''
  
''If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.''
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=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
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{{main|2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 (20 mm)|2 cm/65 C/38 (20 mm)}}
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''An important part of the ship’s armament responsible for air raid defence. 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.''
  
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
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=== Special 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|WBD depth charge|WBG depth charge}}
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''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.''
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== Usage in battles ==
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The K-2 excels in close-range combat, it’s L45 cannons, rip apart enemy ships with well-placed shots, smaller lighter ships can easily be knocked out with a single hit directly on them. The herculean size and armour of the ship will allow it to take its blow of enemy fire, without much damage.  
  
''If there is no anti-aircraft artillery, remove this section.''
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However, if the enemy targets critical areas: Turrets, Bridge and anywhere above the waterline, which have a gathering of crew it can cause the ship to sink not all the ship is armoured. A few well-placed shots under and to the left of the stern and bow turrets with HE rounds could cause the ammunition to explode. Additionally, the armour only extends just above of the waterline which means, sailors can be knocked out with AP or HE rounds.  
  
=== Torpedo armament ===
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If the enemy is aiming to knock out the turrets, the ship will be unable to defend itself and make itself an easy target for a close-range torpedo attack, it cannot withstand multiple hits.  
''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.''
 
  
''If there is no torpedo armament, remove this section.''
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It’s important to stay focused on what threats are appearing in the combat zone, the biggest threats to it are aircraft destroyers, torpedo attack ships and light cruisers. To stay combat effective as long as possible make use the game A.I. system to control the anti-aircraft systems to engage small surface ships and air targets
  
=== Special armament ===
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TIP: To do this, look at the target, press X+2 & X+3
''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 ==
 
''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).''
 
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
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* Two powerful dual-mounted 120 mm cannon located in each turret.
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* 120 mm rounds offer great damage when hitting targets. 
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* Heavily armoured, below the belt.
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* Good anti-air capabilities.
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'''Pros:'''
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'''Cons:'''  
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* Low rate-of-fire, long reload times - fastest reload time 6.3 seconds.
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* Only has two turrets and conscious enemies will focus on knocking these out, first.
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* L45 cannons only have HE rounds, No AP or other rounds possible.
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* The armour is only located around and on the: belt, bridge & turrets 
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* Slow 24 km/h, (15 mph) stock, increases the vulnerability of being hit by torpedoes or bombs
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* Outclassed by other vehicles close to its battle rating: Such as the LCS(3), Pr. 206, Pr. 159, Type 140/141)
  
'''Cons:'''
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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The K-class gunboats were ordered as a replacement to the outdated Dutch Brinio-class gunboats that preceded them. Originally, seven ships of the class were planned to be constructed, three of which were ordered and laid down right away. However, the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940 abruptly ended the construction of the already laid down ships, with pending orders for the remaining ships getting cancelled. Following the occupation, all three uncompleted warships were captured after falling into German hands.
 
The K-class gunboats were ordered as a replacement to the outdated Dutch Brinio-class gunboats that preceded them. Originally, seven ships of the class were planned to be constructed, three of which were ordered and laid down right away. However, the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940 abruptly ended the construction of the already laid down ships, with pending orders for the remaining ships getting cancelled. Following the occupation, all three uncompleted warships were captured after falling into German hands.
  
The Kriegsmarine decided to continue construction and to complete all three of the captured warships for use in the German war effort. Thus, the K-1, K-2 and K-3 were all subsequently completed by 1940/41 and were put into commision with the German navy by 1942. The three gunboats primarily saw service in Norwegian and German waters, performing patrols and other low-profile missions. K-1, the lead ship of the class, was sunk right at the end of WW2 in 1945 off the coast of Denmark.  The К-2’s back of the deck was damaged by a torpedo during another air attack of the allies. The vessel had been towed back to Germany but was never repaired till the end of the war. After the war she was towed to the Netherlands where it sunk for unknown reasons,  it was raised from the seabed and scrapped in 1946.K-3 was the sole survivor of the class, being recommissioned into Dutch service after WW2 under the name “Van Speijk”. K-3 remained in Dutch service until 1960, after which she was sold for scrap.
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The Kriegsmarine decided to continue construction and to complete all three of the captured warships for use in the German war effort. Thus, the K-1, K-2 and K-3 were all subsequently completed by 1940/41 and were put into commission with the German navy by 1942. The three gunboats primarily saw service in Norwegian and German waters, performing patrols and other low-profile missions. K-1, the lead ship of the class, was sunk right at the end of WW2 in 1945 off the coast of Denmark.  The К-2’s back of the deck was damaged by a torpedo during another air attack of the allies. The vessel had been towed back to Germany but was never repaired till the end of the war. After the war she was towed to the Netherlands where it sunk for unknown reasons,  it was raised from the seabed and scrapped in 1946.K-3 was the sole survivor of the class, being recommissioned into Dutch service after WW2 under the name “Van Speijk”. K-3 remained in Dutch service until 1960, after which she was sold for scrap.
  
 
''- From [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5612-fleet-development-kanonenboot-k-2-the-dutch-conscript-en Devblog]''
 
''- From [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5612-fleet-development-kanonenboot-k-2-the-dutch-conscript-en Devblog]''
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
 
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* ''encyclopedia page on ship;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on ship;''
 
* ''other literature.''-->
 
* ''other literature.''-->
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* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5612-fleet-development-kanonenboot-k-2-the-dutch-conscript-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Kanonenboot K-2: The Dutch Conscript]
 
* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5612-fleet-development-kanonenboot-k-2-the-dutch-conscript-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Kanonenboot K-2: The Dutch Conscript]
  
 
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{{Germany boats}}

Latest revision as of 12:58, 23 March 2020

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K-2
germ_kanonenboot_k2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.7/3.7/3.7BR
184 peopleCrew
1 420 tDisplacement
6Number of section
50 / 60 / 35 mmMain fire tower armor
25.39999961853 mm (steel)Hull armor
5 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
2 x 120 mm L45 cannon2 x Turret
240 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 45°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
2 x 3.7 cm SK C/30 mounting2 x Turret
4 000 roundsAmmunition
Anti-aircraft armament
4 x 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 automatic cannon2 x Turret
8 000 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
480 shots/minFire rate
2 cm/65 C/38 automatic cannon4 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
480 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
6 x WBD depth chargeSetup 1
4 x WBG depth chargeSetup 2
6 x WBD depth charge
4 x WBG depth charge
Setup 3
Economy
36 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
140 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/2 850 / 3 696/2 230 / 2 892Repair
39 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
140 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
590 Ge icon.pngAces
148 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Kanonenboot K-2.jpg


The K-2 is a rank III German gunboat with a battle rating of 3.7 (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

The Kanonenboot K-2 is a gunboat, it’s important to note that it is not fast with a top speed of 34 KM/H (AB:47 KM/H) which makes it as fast a Killer whale. Indeed, the Kanonenboot K-2, could be compared to a Killer whale! It’s not very fast, it can’t manavour very fast, it can’t evade torpedoes at close range. However, it’s very strong, with armour plates providing up to 60 MM of protection and it’s herculean size compared to other gunboats, it makes it look and feel very opposing. It packs a very almighty bite! with its two turrets carrying 2 x 120 MM L45 cannons, 2 x four-barrel Flakvierling 38 automatic cannons, 2 x 2 CM C/38 (20mm) automatic cannons and 2 x 3.7 cm (37mm) SK C/30 automatic cannons.

The storage for its ammunition is stored below the waterline, they are also encased by the fuel tanks which wrap around the sides behind the 60 mm thick armour plates, making torpedo strikes less likely to sink the ship, however, it is not impossible to be sunk by a single well placed strike. When playing this herculean motorboat, sail towards the cap zone, do not head out to sea like a lone killer whale, because the K-2 will be sunk, by enemy destroyers which prey on large slow ships, like this, for easy targets.

Mobility

Its top speed of 34 KM/H can be achieved within 18 seconds, which is very a great time to be under full-steam. Its top speed in arcade battles of 47 KM/H can also be achieved within the 18 seconds, not bad ship which displaces over 1420 Tons of water!

The manoeuvrability of the ship is like a killer whale, it's good but it's not the best - it can make short sudden movements to dodge torpedoes only if they are coming towards the stern of the ship. Turning requires a large area to be completed, it's one of these ships where it's better suited to go in a straight line and stay in caps zone.

Armament

Primary armament

Main article: L45 (120 mm)

Provide information about the characteristics of the primary armament. Evaluate their efficacy in battle based on their reload speed, ballistics and the capacity of their shells.

Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.

Secondary armament

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armament and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section.

Anti-aircraft armament

An important part of the ship’s armament responsible for air raid defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. 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.

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

The K-2 excels in close-range combat, it’s L45 cannons, rip apart enemy ships with well-placed shots, smaller lighter ships can easily be knocked out with a single hit directly on them. The herculean size and armour of the ship will allow it to take its blow of enemy fire, without much damage.

However, if the enemy targets critical areas: Turrets, Bridge and anywhere above the waterline, which have a gathering of crew it can cause the ship to sink not all the ship is armoured. A few well-placed shots under and to the left of the stern and bow turrets with HE rounds could cause the ammunition to explode. Additionally, the armour only extends just above of the waterline which means, sailors can be knocked out with AP or HE rounds.

If the enemy is aiming to knock out the turrets, the ship will be unable to defend itself and make itself an easy target for a close-range torpedo attack, it cannot withstand multiple hits.

It’s important to stay focused on what threats are appearing in the combat zone, the biggest threats to it are aircraft destroyers, torpedo attack ships and light cruisers. To stay combat effective as long as possible make use the game A.I. system to control the anti-aircraft systems to engage small surface ships and air targets

TIP: To do this, look at the target, press X+2 & X+3


Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Two powerful dual-mounted 120 mm cannon located in each turret.
  • 120 mm rounds offer great damage when hitting targets.
  • Heavily armoured, below the belt.
  • Good anti-air capabilities.


Cons:

  • Low rate-of-fire, long reload times - fastest reload time 6.3 seconds.
  • Only has two turrets and conscious enemies will focus on knocking these out, first.
  • L45 cannons only have HE rounds, No AP or other rounds possible.
  • The armour is only located around and on the: belt, bridge & turrets
  • Slow 24 km/h, (15 mph) stock, increases the vulnerability of being hit by torpedoes or bombs
  • Outclassed by other vehicles close to its battle rating: Such as the LCS(3), Pr. 206, Pr. 159, Type 140/141)


History

The K-class gunboats were ordered as a replacement to the outdated Dutch Brinio-class gunboats that preceded them. Originally, seven ships of the class were planned to be constructed, three of which were ordered and laid down right away. However, the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940 abruptly ended the construction of the already laid down ships, with pending orders for the remaining ships getting cancelled. Following the occupation, all three uncompleted warships were captured after falling into German hands.

The Kriegsmarine decided to continue construction and to complete all three of the captured warships for use in the German war effort. Thus, the K-1, K-2 and K-3 were all subsequently completed by 1940/41 and were put into commission with the German navy by 1942. The three gunboats primarily saw service in Norwegian and German waters, performing patrols and other low-profile missions. K-1, the lead ship of the class, was sunk right at the end of WW2 in 1945 off the coast of Denmark. The К-2’s back of the deck was damaged by a torpedo during another air attack of the allies. The vessel had been towed back to Germany but was never repaired till the end of the war. After the war she was towed to the Netherlands where it sunk for unknown reasons, it was raised from the seabed and scrapped in 1946.K-3 was the sole survivor of the class, being recommissioned into Dutch service after WW2 under the name “Van Speijk”. K-3 remained in Dutch service until 1960, after which she was sold for scrap.

- From Devblog

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

Links to the 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


Germany boats
Motor Torpedo  LS 3 · S-38 · S-38b · LS 4 Esau · S-100 (1945) · S-100 (1944) · S-100 (S204) · Jaguar-Klasse (140) · TS-Boot Proj. 206
Motor Torpedo Gun  MZ1 · Albatros-Klasse (143)
Hydrofoil  VS-10
Heavy  Kanonenboot K-2