PG 02

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
PG 02
General characteristics
11 peopleCrew
63 tDisplacement
3Number of section
8 mm (steel)Hull armor
3 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
20 mm rotary cannon JM61Turret
3000 roundsAmmunition
3000 roundsBelt capacity
3000 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 80°Vertical guidance
Additional armament
12 x 130 mm Mark 36 SRBOC decoy systemSetup 1
Sl icon.png0/2120/1760Repair
10000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
360000 Sl icon.pngExperts
820 Ge icon.pngAces
160 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
50 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png110 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png


GarageImage PG 02.jpg

The PG 02 is a premium rank IV Japanese fast attack craft with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy". It is a fast, powerful and very agile fighting ship!

General info

Survivability and armour

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Primary armament

Main article: JM61-RFS (20 mm)

The PG-02 carries a JM-61 cannon, with a fire rate of 3,000 RPM or 450 RPM with the 'Autocannon' modification, but you would be foolish to do so. With APDS rounds available to this rotary, the 3,000 RPM option chews up just about every boat, and can even be used to decent effect against destroyers. Aiming for large ships' guns will allow you to freely gun them down. and the APDS will cut through most small ships, killing them within seconds. It's a fairly accurate gun, however, it can bounce a lot in heavy waves and it's hard to lead with past 2.5 km, however, your max range is around 3 km anyway, so that shouldn't really be an issue.

Special armament

Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can take an off-guard opponent by surprise. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat.

Usage in battles

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Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set API-T
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 20 mm APDS belts
III Propeller Replacement Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Artillery Support
  • As a premium ship, the PG 02's modifications are automatically unlocked upon purchase of the ship.

Pros and cons


  • Boasts a 20 mm rotary gun that fires at 3,000 RPM, allowing swift and easy destruction of targets
  • Boasts excellent top speed and manoeuvrability
  • Can easily disable armaments on larger ships, such as destroyers and gunboats in rapid succession
  • Survivability rating is high - there are empty spaces in the hull which can absorb multitude amount of small-medium projectiles


  • 20 mm rotary gun can easily overheat and jam if fired for too long
  • Hydrofoils diminish agility when traversing over shallow areas, such as islands and rock embankments. It will stagnate your speed, causing you to get permanently stuck in them
  • HE shells will set a boat on fire


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See also

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

External links

Japan boats
Motor torpedo boats  T-1 · T-14 · T-14 (Mod. 1) · T-38 · T-51b · Type 11
Motor gun boats  Ha-Go · Type 4 Model 2 · Type 4 Model 4
Motor torpedo gun boats  PG 02
Armoured gun boats  Soukou-Tei (1927) · Soukou-Tei (1940)
Gunboats  Akebono · Chidori

Japan premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  Type 4 Model 4 · Type T-14 (Mod. 01)
Motor torpedo gun boats  PG 02
Gunboats  Akebono
Destroyers  IJN Satsuki · IJN Kiyoshimo · IJN Yuudachi
Light cruisers  IJN Mikuma