The PG 02 (1991) is a premium rank II 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!
Survivability and armour
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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.
The 130 mm Mark 36 SRBOC decoy system is a short-range mortar which launches chaff into the air around the vessel. In-game it allows the captain to launch two smoke grenades in the air, which detonate above and on either side of the boat, however, there are currently no guided missiles to be confused by chaff and thus operate as smoke grenades.
The system is armed with 6 volleys of 2 grenades, one-off each side of the vessel aiming forward and can be seen in front of the bridge. The system is present on the vessel even if the modification is not selected. By default, it is not bound to any key and thus is not available in-game unless a binding is set in the controls menu.
The smoke clouds in-game are less effective than the default smoke screen as their coverage area is more limited and gaps can remain in the smokescreen allowing an enemy to continue tracking the screening vessel.
Usage in battles
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|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 the boat on fire
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|Motor Torpedo||Type T-14 · Type T-1 · Type T-38 · T-51b · Type 11 · Type T-14 (Mod. 01)|
|Motor Gun||Type 5|
|Armored Gun||Soukou-Tei (1927) · Soukou-Tei (1940) · Ha-Go|
|Fast Attack||PG 02|
|Japan premium ships|
|MTBs||Type T-14 (Mod. 01) · Type 4 Model 4 · PG 02|
|Destroyers||IJN Kiyoshimo · IJN Yuudachi|