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''An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air 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. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.''
 
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==

Revision as of 12:05, 29 December 2020

Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
us_tucumcari_pgh2.png
GarageImage PGH-2.jpg
PGH-2
AB RB SB
3.0 3.0 3.0
Research:89 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:300 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
Show in game

Description

GarageImage PGH-2.jpg


The USS Tucumcari (PGH-2) is a rank IV American motor gun boat with a battle rating of 3.0 (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

Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 mm (steel)
Superstructure3 mm (steel)
Number of section3
Displacement57 t
Crew13 people

The PGH-2 lacks armour, and the ammunition for the 40 mm Bofors gun is exposed, not to mention that they aren't armoured, so they can be hit easily.

The gunners are all exposed, so be careful not to let them get hit.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB122 / 17 km/h
RB91 / 13 km/h

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 122 17
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 91 13

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 710 → 3 436 Sl icon.png
RB3 290 → 4 171 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications78 000 Rp icon.png
135 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training87 000 Sl icon.png
Experts300 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 120 / 100 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
Mods new ship hull.png
Dry-Docking
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship rudder.png
Rudder Replacement
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship screw.png
Propeller Replacement
Research:
9 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
510 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship engine.png
Engine Maintenance
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods ship tool kit.png
Tool Set
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
Smokescreen
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
40 mm HE clips
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
.50 AP belt
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods new aa caliber turrets.png
Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
40 mm AP clips
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
.50 APIT belt
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods new aux caliber turrets.png
Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
9 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
510 Ge icon.png
Mods ship art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

Turret40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gun
Ammunition2200 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 85°

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: {{main|Weapon name (calibre)}}. Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.

Secondary armament

2 х Turret2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition4800 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments 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 any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Anti-aircraft armament

Turret81 mm Mk 2 mortar
Ammunition100 rounds
Main article: Mk 2 mortar

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air 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. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Additional armament

Describe the available additional armaments of the ship: depth charges, mines, torpedoes. Talk about their positions, available ammunition and launch features such as dead zones of torpedoes.

If there is no additional armament, remove this section.

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 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).

Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 40 mm HE clips .50 AP belt Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 40 mm AP clips .50 APIT belt Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Artillery Support

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good top speed overall
  • Has a powerful 40 mm gun
  • Good manoeuvrability

Cons:

  • Overall armament is rather light
  • When at top speed, the bottom of the hull is exposed, due to the whole ship riding above the water, save the hydrofoil attachments
  • Very light anti-aircraft armament, allowing planes to get really close to her before dropping their ordnance

History

The USS Tucumcari, named after the city in New Mexico, was a hydrofoil boat developed by the Boeing company in the late 1960s to test a decade's worth of hydrofoil research and development. She was a true state-of-the-art ship, sporting the latest in hydrofoil technology, electronics and a powerful gas turbine engine. All of this granted the ship an excellent top speed and maneuverability, whilst also allowing it to seamlessly traverse even rough waters. USS Tucumcari was delivered and commissioned to the U.S. Navy in March 1968.

In her early service life, Tucumcari was thoroughly tested in the Pacific waters off the American west coast, performing various patrol missions and taking part in fleet exercises. Following this, the ship was sent on its first combat missions to Vietnam, taking part in Operation Market Time. There, Tucumcari managed to successfully prove her effectiveness in combat conditions with positive remarks on her performance.

After her return to the United States in 1970, she was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet before being sent off on a European demonstration tour in 1971. Throughout the tour, USS Tucumcari visited several European (NATO) countries including Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Britain, Greece and Turkey, in an effort to demonstrate the capability of hydrofoil propulsion to other NATO members.

USS Tucumcari returned to the States once more in October 1971 and resumed with, among others, coastal patrol duties with the U.S. Coast Guard. In November 1972 however, the ship was severely damaged after running aground on a coral reef at full speed during a simulated combat mission off the coast of Puerto Rico. Due to the excessive damage, it was deemed uneconomical to recover and repair the ship. Thus, USS Tucumcari was struck off the Naval Register in November 1973 and was subsequently taken apart for scraps.

- From Devblog

Media

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


Marine Branch, Boeing
Gunboats 
Patrol Combatant, Hydrofoil (PGH)  PGH-2
See Also  For Boeing-built aircraft, see Boeing Aircraft

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)