MAS 569

From War Thunder Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Rank IV USSR | Premium | Golden Eagles
Tu-1 Pack
This page is about the Italian motor torpedo boat MAS 569. For other versions, see MAS 500 (Family).
MAS 569
GarageImage MAS 569.jpg
MAS 569
Purchase:250 Specs-Card-Eagle.png
Show in game


The MAS 569 was one of the final 4th Series of the MAS Tipo "500". Compared to those of the 3rd Series, it had some minor changes such as the adoption of the manoeuvre rudder on the bridge, the increase of the ammunition supply for the Breda 20 mm/65 autocannon and the addition of support for the Breda 6.5 mm machine gun. MAS 569 participated in the Italian Black Sea Flotilla from August 1942 and arrived on 30 July 1942 in Yalta. In the same year, she was damaged by enemy bombardment. After 1942, she entered service with the German Navy only to be later delivered to the Romanian Navy on 28 August 1943, her fate was to sink somewhere in the Black Sea in August 1944.

Intoduced as a premium along with the initial Italian naval tree in Update "Starfighters", the MAS 569 has incredible speed in both Arcade and Realistic and manoeuvrability which allows it to quickly reach enemy targets and launch torpedoes or depth charges. The armament is composed of a single 20 mm cannon and a single 6.5 mm machine gun: the 20 mm can cause quite a bit of damage to enemy boats, however the 6.5 mm has a small magazine and fires too quickly, so it is always worth going out at the right times with the 20 mm to destroy enemy ships with the torpedoes, depth charges, and the 20 mm.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section3
Displacement29 t
Crew13 people

The MAS 569 is made entirely from wood, the hull has about 40 mm of wood for the hull and 15 mm for the superstructure.

It can withstand blows up to 20 mm, beyond 20 mm it really starts to struggle in fact it will only take a few moments to sink. On the MAS there are 15 sailors, which may seem few, but compared to the 6 members of the G-5 and 7 of the LS, these 15 are enough and advanced.

The advantage of having a relatively small ship and many members is that it will not take long to repair and extinguish the ship.

Another thing to be careful about is if you hit a reef you will lose crew or in the worst scenario the entire ship.


Speedforward / back
AB112 / 45 km/h
RB80 / 32 km/h

The MAS 569 is propelled to a speed of 80 km/h thanks to 2 Isotta Fraschini engines outputting 500 horsepower. The peculiarity of the MAS is that its 2 engines are civilian engines, not special engines only for the armed forces, these engines are used by Regia Aeronautica too.

These two engines are also capable of going to -33 km/h.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 112 45
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 80 32

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB94 Sl icon.png
RB253 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 390 Rp icon.png
445 Sl icon.png
Crew training150 Sl icon.png
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces20 Ge icon.png
Research Aces145 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 20 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 75 / 75 / 75 % Rp icon.png
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
Mods new ship hull.png
600 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship rudder.png
Rudder Replacement
Mods new ship screw.png
Propeller Replacement
Mods new ship engine.png
Engine Maintenance
Mods ship damage control crew.png
Damage Control Division
Mods ship fire control crew.png
Fire Division
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
500 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
Mods tank ammo.png
600 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
500 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
Mods depth charge.png
Depth Charges
750 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods ship art support.png
Artillery Support
720 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
65 Ge icon.png
Mods torpedo.png
Torpedo Mode
720 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
65 Ge icon.png


Primary armament

Turret20 mm/65 Breda anti-aircraft gun
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity12 rounds
Fire rate240 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 90°
Turret6.5 mm Breda Mod.30 machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity20 rounds
Fire rate500 shots/min

The primary armament is composed of one 20 mm Breda 20/65 and a 6.5 mm Breda Mod.30 as secondary primary.

The 6.5 mm Breda is infamous among Italian soldiers for being an unreliable and weak machine gun that has a lengthy reload for a considerably small box magazine of 20 bullets. Meanwhile, the 20 mm Breda 20/65 will be the main workhorse in regards of damage output, offering a shorter magazine at 12 shells, it at least deals damage.

  • Universal: API-T · HEFI-T*
  • HE belt: HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · API-T
  • AP belt: API-T · API-T · API-T · HEFI-T*

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEFI-T* 4 4 4 4 4 4
API-T 38 36 27 19 14 10
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T* 830 0.14 0 0.1 3 79° 80° 81°
API-T 832 0.14 0.001 1 1.7 47° 60° 65°

Additional armament

Setup 12 x 450 mm steam turbined W.200/450X5,75 torpedo
Setup 26 x B TG depth charge
Setup 32 x 450 mm steam turbined W.200/450X5,75 torpedo
6 x B TG depth charge

The MAS 569 is equipped with two types of additional armament. The first one is the W.200 torpedo, a torpedo that can navigate up to 81 km/h for 3 km, while losing 7 km/h but gaining 1,000 m of range with the torpedo mode modification. These two torpedoes are excellent for quick attacks on larger ships. With their good speed and 200 kg of explosive, it will be child's play to sink a ship.

The second additional armament of the MAS 569 is the depth charge B TG, 6 depth charges can be used in total and are positioned at the back of the ship. The B TGs with their 60 kg of explosive each are very effective to destroy ships that get a little too close, you can also flank the big ships and throw them at them.

Usage in battles

The MAS 569 is a rather odd ship, the 20 mm cannon has a low rate of fire and small magazine, as well as being unable to fire directly forward, drastically limit its potential, but thanks to the 6.5 mm the MAS 569 in the front you can do a little damage to some of the enemy boats. The best choice when using the cannon and machine gun is not to sail forwards, but to stay to the side. This allows you to use the entire operational area of the weapons.

The best way is to stay behind cover and only move backwards when engaging and then return to cover. One-on-one combat against almost any other reserve boat will not work in your favour, so the element of surprise is very important.

Pros and cons


  • Fast speed (80 km/h)
  • Short turn time
  • Good acceleration
  • Effective torpedoes


  • No armour
  • 20 mm cannon has small magazines and slow rate of fire
  • Terrible survivability in combat
  • 20 mm cannon has limited angles of fire


MAS 569 sailing

The MAS 569 is part of the final series of the MAS type "500" PT boats. It was part of the Italian Black Sea flotilla and participated in the August 1942 attack on Soviet cruiser Molotov.

Deployed in the Alto Tirreno FMO until May 1942, MAS 569 was sent with MAS 568 to the Black Sea, arriving in Yalta on 30 July 1942, the MAS 569 was heavily damaged in a Soviet bombing of Yalta in September 1942.[1]

During the evening of 14 February 1943, while returning from a mission, it sighted a Soviet submarine surfacing about 10 miles to the east.

The crew of the MAS 569 went to attack the Soviet submarine launching 2 torpedoes which did not hit the target, after having ascertained the negative outcome of the torpedoes launching they headed towards the Soviet submarine to launch depth charges to try to sink the submarine. They also used the 6.5 mm Breda Mod.30 to damage it but it jammed after a few shots, after having damaged it the Soviet submarine submerged and they lost track.

Between March and April 1943, together with the MAS of the IVa Flottiglia, it took part in numerous battles with Soviet patrol boats and gunboats and some demonstrative actions along the enemy coast.

MAS 569 manoeuvring

On 20 May 1943 the MAS 569 was loaned to the German Navy, assuming the German designation S 504.

Then ceded on 28 August 1943 to the Romanian Navy, and was scuttled at Costanza or somewhere in the Black Sea in August 1944.


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to 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


  1. Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr., "Decima Flottiglia MAS: The Best Commandos of the Second World War", p. 122

Cantieri Navali Baglietto
Motor Torpedo Boats 
MAS 500-class  MAS 561 · MAS 569
Submarine Chasers 
VAS Type I  VAS 201

Italy boats
Motor torpedo boats  MC-490 · Freccia P-493 · MAS 555 · MAS 561 · MAS 569
  MS-15 · MS-53 · MS-472 · Stefano Turr · VAS 201 · GIS 811 · MC 485
Motor gun boats  MS-473 · MV-611 · Sparviero
Motor torpedo gun boats  Saetta P-494
Gunboats  Albatros

Italy premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  Freccia P-493 · MAS 569 · MC 485
Motor gun boats  Sparviero
Sub-chasers  Folaga
Destroyers  RN Aquilone · RN Aviere · RN Geniere · RN Tigre · Geniere
Heavy cruisers  RN Pola
Battleships  RN Leonardo da Vinci