MPK pr. 122A
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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.
Survivability and armour
Due to it’s large size and decent crew, this is a difficult boat to sink. The whole of the vessel is unarmoured, except for the gun shield, meaning that machinery and ammunition is 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 it’s size the crew are spread out, and there are more compartments to disable, increasing your life expectancy greatly.
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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 it’s own against larger vessels. The gun is protected by steel plate however due to it’s 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.
For anti air duties the vessel is armed with 3 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 gunsthey 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 louter in the vicinity, while gunners will start opening up from 2km away.
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
•Rapid fire cannon which deals decent damage at it’s battle rating
•Self defence AA is capable of shooting down planes at short range (1km or closer)
•Fast in a straight line
•Auxiliary armament of 3 heavy machine guns are mostly ineffective against other ships, and A.I. Gunners tend to be asleep
•Big turning circle and big length mean difficulty traversing in tight spaces-beware of running aground
•Cannon does get knocked out easily
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