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