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The '''{{specs|name}}''' is a rank {{specs|rank}} Japanese motor gun boat {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]].
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The '''{{specs|name}}''' is a rank {{specs|rank}} Japanese armored gun boat {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armament separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips for preserving survivability in the "Use in battle" section.''
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This boat equips a 6.5 mm RHA on the bridge and in each turret. The armour can only prevent rifle calibre machine guns or fragment of shell from doing any damage.
  
''If necessary, use a graphics template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.''
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=== Mobility ===
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In spite of small hull, its speed is not that good because this boat is equipped with only one small diesel engine.
  
=== Mobility ===
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On a large map, this boat typically will be sunk before taking on any enemy vessels within effective range of its armament.
''Write about the ship’s mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward speed and reverse speed.''
 
  
 
== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
 
=== Primary armament ===
 
=== Primary armament ===
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''Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.''-->
 
{{main|Type 11 pattern 1922 (37 mm)}}
 
{{main|Type 11 pattern 1922 (37 mm)}}
''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: <code><nowiki>{{main|Weapon name (calibre)}}</nowiki></code>.''
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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' equips one1 turret on the front of bridge with a 37 mm Type 11 cannon.
 
 
''Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.''
 
  
 
=== Secondary armament ===
 
=== Secondary armament ===
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{{main|Type 38 pattern 1907 (6.5 mm)}}
 
{{main|Type 38 pattern 1907 (6.5 mm)}}
''Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. The secondary armament is defined as the weapon chosen with the control <code>Select secondary weapon</code>. Evaluate the secondary armament 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 anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section.''
 
  
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There are two turrets on the front of the bridge and the stern armed with a Type 38 machine gun.
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== Usage in battles ==
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This ship is very difficult to use given that the twin 6.5 mm machine guns are vastly underpowered against even smaller ships like the LS3 or MTB1-1 and it's 37 mm cannon has trouble hitting anything due to the HE round's low velocity. This accuracy is further exacerbated by the fact that the rough seas which cause the gun the bob up and down constantly and despite its small size it's quite slow and with a Battle Ranking of 1.7 it would encounter similarly ranked (but faster or better-armed ships) very regularly. It's also very vulnerable to aerial bombardments as none of its guns has high depression of firepower.
  
=== Special armament ===
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As such, captains of this ship would often find themselves outgunned by other ships and very vulnerable to bombing runs. To make the most out of it, it's recommended to act as an escort to larger, slower ships who can provide the firepower while you can hide in its silhouette plinking away at any low flying aircraft or small ships attempting to sneak in torpedoes or depth charge attacks. While it's unlikely to destroy anything, the covering fire might be enough of a distraction for them.
''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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Should you find yourself sailing solo, captains should take advantage of its small size to hide behind terrain or any other obstacles and while difficult to use, the 37 mm HE rounds' low velocity does allow it to fire over low obstacles allowing it to act as light artillery of sorts. The armour itself is thin and not particularly useful against the type of calibres you'd be facing but it can be somewhat enhanced at a distance.  
''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).''
 
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Small hull is easy to hide behind the rocks
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* Able to constantly fire every 2.6 seconds (2.0 s with maxed crew)
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* Huge Silver Lion gain
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Slow speed
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* Weak weapons
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* Main gun inaccurate beyond 1 km
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* Despite steel armour, anything with a calibre larger than 12 mm can penetrate it
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* Machine gunners can't shoot upwards. Good opportunity for dive bombers. 
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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"Soukou-Tei"(装甲艇), also called "AB-Tei"(AB艇) is a Japanese landing support craft built by Imperial Army since the 1920s.
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"AB-Tei Pioneer" is the first prototype of AB-Tei built 1928. This boat was bit top-heavy so during the war it modified to mast get shorter. Pioneer means its hull name, "Sakigake"(さきがけ).
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During early of Chino-Japanese war, this boat was used for a patrol around Tianjin.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the ship;''
 
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Revision as of 10:29, 31 October 2019

Soukou-Tei Model 1927, Sakigake (1927)
jp_abtei_pr1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.7/1.7/1.7BR
10 peopleCrew
18 tDisplacement
3Number of section
6 / 6 / 6 mmMain fire tower armor
6 mm (steel)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
37 mm Type 11 pattern 1922 cannonTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
Secondary armament
6,5 mm Type 38 pattern 1907 machinegun2 x Turret
1 500 roundsAmmunition
30 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/440 / 554/670 / 844Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
× (118) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.0 Sl icon.png× 0.8 Sl icon.png× 1.5 Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Soukou-Tei (1927).jpg


The Soukou-Tei Model 1927, Sakigake (1927) is a rank I Japanese armored gun boat with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

This boat equips a 6.5 mm RHA on the bridge and in each turret. The armour can only prevent rifle calibre machine guns or fragment of shell from doing any damage.

Mobility

In spite of small hull, its speed is not that good because this boat is equipped with only one small diesel engine.

On a large map, this boat typically will be sunk before taking on any enemy vessels within effective range of its armament.

Armament

Primary armament

Soukou-Tei (1927) equips one1 turret on the front of bridge with a 37 mm Type 11 cannon.

Secondary armament

There are two turrets on the front of the bridge and the stern armed with a Type 38 machine gun.

Usage in battles

This ship is very difficult to use given that the twin 6.5 mm machine guns are vastly underpowered against even smaller ships like the LS3 or MTB1-1 and it's 37 mm cannon has trouble hitting anything due to the HE round's low velocity. This accuracy is further exacerbated by the fact that the rough seas which cause the gun the bob up and down constantly and despite its small size it's quite slow and with a Battle Ranking of 1.7 it would encounter similarly ranked (but faster or better-armed ships) very regularly. It's also very vulnerable to aerial bombardments as none of its guns has high depression of firepower.

As such, captains of this ship would often find themselves outgunned by other ships and very vulnerable to bombing runs. To make the most out of it, it's recommended to act as an escort to larger, slower ships who can provide the firepower while you can hide in its silhouette plinking away at any low flying aircraft or small ships attempting to sneak in torpedoes or depth charge attacks. While it's unlikely to destroy anything, the covering fire might be enough of a distraction for them.

Should you find yourself sailing solo, captains should take advantage of its small size to hide behind terrain or any other obstacles and while difficult to use, the 37 mm HE rounds' low velocity does allow it to fire over low obstacles allowing it to act as light artillery of sorts. The armour itself is thin and not particularly useful against the type of calibres you'd be facing but it can be somewhat enhanced at a distance.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Small hull is easy to hide behind the rocks
  • Able to constantly fire every 2.6 seconds (2.0 s with maxed crew)
  • Huge Silver Lion gain

Cons:

  • Slow speed
  • Weak weapons
  • Main gun inaccurate beyond 1 km
  • Despite steel armour, anything with a calibre larger than 12 mm can penetrate it
  • Machine gunners can't shoot upwards. Good opportunity for dive bombers. 

History

"Soukou-Tei"(装甲艇), also called "AB-Tei"(AB艇) is a Japanese landing support craft built by Imperial Army since the 1920s.

"AB-Tei Pioneer" is the first prototype of AB-Tei built 1928. This boat was bit top-heavy so during the war it modified to mast get shorter. Pioneer means its hull name, "Sakigake"(さきがけ).

During early of Chino-Japanese war, this boat was used for a patrol around Tianjin.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the 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

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the ship;
  • other literature.


Japan boats
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)
Fast Attack  PG 02