MPK pr. 122A

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RANK 2 JAPAN
PG 02 PACK
MPK pr. 122A
ussr_mpk_122a.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/2.0/2.0BR
49 peopleCrew
238 tDisplacement
4Number of section
8 mm (steel)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
76 mm 34-K mountingTurret
300 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 77°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
12.7 mm DShK machine gun3 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
50 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
18 x BM-1 small depth chargeSetup 1
24 x BB-1 large depth chargeSetup 2
24 x BB-1 large depth charge
18 x BM-1 small depth charge
Setup 3
Economy
11 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
38 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/830 / 1 025/640 / 790Repair
11 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
38 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
124 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png30 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage MPK pr. 122A.jpg


The MPK pr. 122A is a rank I Soviet sub-chaser with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.79 "Project X" when the Soviet fleet was implemented into the game.

General info

Survivability and armour

Due to its large size and decent crew, this is a difficult boat to sink. The whole vessel is unarmoured except for the gun shield, meaning that machinery and ammunition are left exposed. Although magazine explosions are rare, it's common for both the gun and engine to be knocked out, either of which will spell disaster for this vessel. Fortunately, due to its size, the crew is spread out and there are more compartments to disable, increasing your life expectancy greatly.

Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

Primary armament consists of a single rapid fire 76mm gun positioned on the bow, which is able to shred smaller boats in a few hits while holding its own against larger vessels. The gun is protected by steel plate, however due to its position, it will often get knocked out by enemy fire.

HE is deadly against small and medium sized vessels, disabling compartments in one or two hits. While AP is good for armoured targets such as the Soviet gunboats, it will over-penetrate most vehicles this boat will face.

Secondary armament

Secondary armaments that also double for anti air duties on the vessel is the three 12.7mm DShK heavy machine guns in single mounts at the stern. While they may be classed as combined AA/auxilaries, they are only really useful for engaging aerial targets. Due to the location of the guns, they have decent firing arcs and have no problem tracking low flying aircraft. Optimal range for these guns is less than a kilometer, where their combined fire will easily down any aircraft that loiter in the vicinity, while gunners will start opening up from 2km away.

Special armament

While depth charges and bomb throwers can be equipped, they are mostly useless and should only be used in specific situations, otherwise concentrate on using the guns.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Rapid-fire cannon which deals decent damage
  • Self defence AA is capable of shooting down planes at short range (1km or closer)
  • Fast in a straight line
  • Good survivability

Cons:

  • Auxiliary armament of 3 heavy machine guns are mostly ineffective against other ships, and A.I. Gunners tend to be inefficient
  • Big turning circle and big length mean difficulty traversing in tight spaces - beware of running aground
  • Cannon does get knocked out easily

History

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Media

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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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USSR sub-chasers
  MPK pr. 122A · MPK Pr.122bis · MPK-163 · Pr. 159 · Pr. 35
Small  OD-200 · MO-4
Armored  BMO