The Pr.191 is a rank III Soviet armoured gun boat with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.79 "Project X" when the Soviet fleet was implemented into the game.
Survivability and armour
As an "armoured gun boat", the Pr.191 has layers of armour around the hull and bridge to help against small-arms fire from the opposition. Almost all the armour on the boat are of the RHA composition, and so their stated thickness are their actual protection values provided for the ship.
The armour covers the bridge and turrets in all angles. However, despite all this armour in the fuselage enveloping the ship's centre and the rear turret's ammo stowage, it does not cover the bow ammo rack carrying the 85 mm rounds for the main armament; nor does it cover the rear fuel tanks, steering gear, and transmission. Because of this, glancing shots towards the bow and stern of the boat may put the ship into a perilous situation.
- Rolled homogenous armour
- Hardened armour (Rear turret base)
|Armour||Bow (Slope angle)||Sides||Stern||Deck|
|Hull||7 mm||7 mm (0-32°)||7 mm||10 mm (0-89°)|
|Bridge||14 mm||14 mm||14 mm||10 mm (90°)|
|Main turret|| 30 mm (0-42°) Front
10 mm (23-47°) Gun mantlet
|30 mm (9-13°)||30 mm (17°)||20 mm (88-90°)|
|Secondary turrets||12 mm||12 mm||12 mm||12 mm|
- Turret base have an armour thickness of 10 mm. While the bow 85 mm turret base is made of RHA, the stern turret base is made of hardened armour.
|Max Speed (km/h)|
|85 mm ZiS-C-53|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack|
|85 mm O-365K||HE||38||30||24||20||16||11|
|85 mm BR-365||APHEBC||132||112||193||77||65||55|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|85 mm O-365K||HE||785||9.54||0.0||0.1||741||+0°||79°||80°||81°|
|85 mm BR-365||APHEBC||792||9.2||1.2||15||164||-1°||48°||63°||71°|
|12.7 mm DShK (x4)|
|Turrets (Bow to stern)|
|Centre turret (x2)||Stern turret (x2)|
Usage in battles
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|I||Dry-Docking||Tool Set||12.7 mm HE belts||85 mm BR-365|
|II||Rudder Replacement||Fire Protection System||Smokescreen||12.7 mm APIT belts||Auxiliary Armament Targeting|
|III||Propeller Replacement||Primary Armament Targeting||Improved Rangefinder|
|IV||Engine Maintenance||New Pumps|
Pros and cons
- Possesses a whoppin' 85 mm cannon to pick off targets
- Relatively thin profile, presents a rather small target when facing enemy face-on
- The main 85 mm gun is limited towards only the front and bits of the sides
- Is covered in armour... except for the front ammo rack and rear mobility modules and fuel tanks
- Small crew complement
Following the Soviet's experience with the Pr.1124 and 1125 armoured boats, development for an improved successor came in the immediate post-war period of 1946, assigned to Central Design Bureau №19 (TsKB-19) at Leningrad. The improvements were for more armour, an 85 mm gun, two 12.7 mm machine guns and powered by the T-34 V-12 diesel engine. The boat developed as the Project 191 in Shipyard №344 at the city of Molotov (today known as Perm).
The single unit produced was designated BK-166. From the ship's development, improvements were made with M-50 diesel engines and 14.5 mm machine guns that would be used in succeeding units as the Project 191M, of which 118 units would be produced.
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- Pr.191M - Main production variant of the ship, with the main improvements in machine gun armaments and mobility.
|Motor torpedo boats||D-3 · G-5 · G-5 TKA 106 · Pr. 123bis · Pr. 123K (A-11) · Pr. 123K "Komsomolets" · Pr.183|
|Motor gun boats||G-5 (ShVAK) · MO-4 · OD-200 · Ya-5M|
|Motor torpedo gun boats||Pr. 206 · Pr. 206M · MPK pr. 12412|
|Armoured gun boats||BMO · MBK-161 (1943) · MBK-161 (1944) · MBK pr.186 · MBK pr.186 (MK 85) · Pr.1124 (1940) · Pr.1124 (1945) · Pr.1124 MLRS|
|Pr.191 · Pr.191M · Pr. 1204 · Pr. 1204 late|
- Brichevsky, Andrew and Volkov, Roman. “Gun Boat - Project 191.” RussianShips.info, Website.