Soukou-Tei (1927)

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Soukou-Tei Model 1927, Sakigake (1927)
General characteristics
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
-6° / 14°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
6.5 mm Type 38 pattern 1907 machinegun2 x Turret
1 500 roundsAmmunition
30 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/470 / 592/590 / 743Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png80 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png


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 equip 6 mm RHA on bridge and each turret. It can prevent only rifle caliber machine guns or fragment of shell.


In spite of small hull its speed is not a good because this boat equip only 1 small diesel engine.

In large map this boat will sunk before take enemy in effective range of its armament.


Primary armament

AB-Tei Pioneer equip 1 turret on the front of bridge with one 37 mm Type 11.

Secondary armament

There are 2 turret on front of bridge and stern with one Type 38 MG.

Usage in battles

By the slow speed and useless weapon, captain of this boat keep in mind to hide and attack enemy being distracted to another target.

Pros and cons


  • Small hull is easy to hide behind the rocks.


  • Slow speed
  • Powerless weapon


"Soukou-Tei"(装甲艇), also called "AB-Tei"(AB艇) is Japanese landing support craft built by Imperial Army since 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 used for patrol around Tianjin.


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Japan boats
Motor torpedo boats  Type T-1 · Type T-14 · Type T-14 (Mod. 01) · Type 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