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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{specs|name}}''' is a rank {{specs|rank}} Japanese motor torpedo 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 motor torpedo boat {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
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[[File:Type T-38 3.jpg|thumb|388x388px|The Type T-38|left]]
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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The Type T-38 doesn't have any armour protection, just 40mm of wood in the construction of the hull. This boat's crew is made up of only 7 members, all contained in the front portion of the vessel, this makes the T-38 very susceptible to being knocked out due to lack of crew. There's very little negative space in this boat, meaning that the vast majority of incoming shots that land will be striking a critical component, either disabling the boat, setting it on fire or cutting down it's crew percentage. All of this combined makes the Type T-38 a very weak vessel, to the point where even small caliber munitions will be able to quickly score fatal damage.  
 
 
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=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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The speed and overall mobility of the Type T-38 is fairly average overall, it can reach a maximum speed of 51 km/h (31 mph) in RB, which is on the slower side for contemporary MTBs and even some light gunboats. It's not amazingly responsive to input either, and will take a decent amount of time to come to a stop, or make a 180 degree turn. It's faster than the large sub chasers and really dangerous ships, so it's mobility and speed is enough to get out of trouble if need be, but not really enough to outrun some lighter vessels, or turn tail and escape if you advance too far. This coupled with it's poor survivability makes it's mobility a rather underwhelming asset.
  
 
== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
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[[File:Type T-38 2.jpg|thumb|414x414px|The Type T-38 engaging an He-111]]
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=== Primary armament ===
 
=== Primary armament ===
{{main|Type 96 (25 mm)}}
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{{main|Type 96 (25 mm)}}The T-38 is equipped with a single 25 mm Type 96 autocannon, which makes the boat a bane against any boats/ships around its BR range. The HE type rounds this gun fires will have no trouble knocking out PT boats and even larger support vessels, sometimes even wiping out an enemy boat in one magazine. The cannon has a great fire arc, being able to traverse 360 degrees, which makes knocking out ships sneaking up on your rear a lot easier. Additionally due to the HE this boat can engage targets at range and still do damage. However, the gun is not stabilised and will bounce around a lot in rougher seas, and this combined the slow rate of fire means a lot of your shots will commonly miss, but when a shot lands it will do a lot of damage, this cannon can also cause critical damage to aircraft with only a single hit. The cannon comes with three belts: universal, APT belts and HEI belts.
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* Universal belts: good balance between firepower and tracer contents, useful for newcomers to the Japanese 25 mm autocannon.
  
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* APT belts: Full of AP shells, it's recommended to take a few belts of AP in case you meet a Russian armoured river boat.
  
Type T-38 have one 25 mm Type 96 cannon with 15 cartridges in magazine with a good fire rate and excellent damage. The weapon is placed on top of the boat which provides you 360° field of view. Most effective range is up to 1000 metres. After that, it becomes inaccurate but you can still damage your opponents. You can choose between Universal, HEI and APT ammo.  
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* HEI belts: Trades tracer rounds for extra firepower and stealth. Recommended for those who got used to the gun. Very good at killing PT boats.
  
 
=== Torpedo armament ===
 
=== Torpedo armament ===
{{main|Type 2}}
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{{main|Type 2}}The Type T-14 is armed with two Type 2 torpedoes, they will easily destroy any large vessel at the lower tiers, but as the maximum range is only 3 kilometers you'll need to get a bit closer to the target or choke point than you would with other torpedoes.
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=== Special armament ===
 
=== Special armament ===
{{main|Type 95 depth charge}}
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{{main|Type 95 depth charge}}This boat can carry six Type 95 depth charges, which can be dropped to maim other naval targets, they have rather limited viability though as most MTBs will be able to outrun the explosion, however they are useful for sneaking up on the larger ships, as if you can reach them unnoticed one or two of these depth charges will sink the vessel.
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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This boat is not fastest in its rank and instead of rushing capture points at the start of round you should choose strategic points where you can cover your teammates with your powerful weapon. This weapon allows you to destroy boats very fast which is the best tactic to use since this boat doesn’t have any armor. You will excel in 1v1 close range, so avoid open spaces where high caliber guns can snipe you. Best tactics against big ships with armour and/or armament is to not confront them. In some cases (or if you decide to bring this boat into higher ranks) you can't avoid them so it's good to bring some APT ammo but even then you might struggle. If you bring this boat into higher rank you should be ready to use torpedoes and depth charges. APT ammo is also very good against boats without armor as it can easily damage engine and other lethal parts of the boat. Against airplanes you can choose HEI or keep APT as they both do an excellent job, but wait as they will be closer. Since you have only 15 rounds in the magazine and without fully trained crew little longer reload time, they can catch you while reloading and therefore you can't defend yourself.
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In the trifecta between survivability, mobility and firepower, the Type T-38 can only rely on one- Firepower. This means it's a good idea to aim to nullify the drawbacks of it's terrible survivability, and unimpressive mobility, so try and avoid situations where these aspects come into play. Try not to engage at too close a range, as even vessels with underwhelming armament can cause critical damage to you fairly quickly, mid range is where this boat works best, the 25mm is fairly hard to aim, it has a low muzzle velocity and fires very slowly, because of this you're going to want to get as many shots on target as possible as to not waste potential time on target. At long range your shots will likely miss, and at close range you're going to be taking too much damage, despite how easily you'll be able to aim the gun. Mid range is a good mix between the two distances, as it allows you to land shots somewhat accurately, while also taking less damage. Your mobility wont do you any favors at close range either, other MTBs will be able to outmanuver you very easily, and chances are you wont be able to outrun them.  
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Due to your 360 degree fire arc you can fire at an enemy from all angles, if you find yourself sailing towards an enemy, turning around and sailing away would be a good choice, you really don't want to be taking hits, and staying further away will minimize the damage you take, while sailing away you can still fire back on whatever vessel is behind you, engaging like this will also somewhat protect your crew compartment as it's in the front, which is the most vulnerable part of the boat. You will likely suffer damages to your engine for engaging like this, but that can be repaired, whereas your crew can't be replenished.  
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Try playing around islands and avoid sailing in the open with no cover around you, flitting between islands and sight lines will allow for you to be able to retreat into cover when necessary, playing this way will also allow for you to get the jump on enemies, you're going to want to start firing at a ship before it starts firing at you especially when playing the T-38 as it's so weak, and staying out of sight until the last second is a great way of dealing a good initial portion of damage before the enemy returns fire.  
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Excellent 25 mm gun, can destroy opponents within several direct hits
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* Excellent 25 mm gun, can destroy opponents in several direct hits
* High speed
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* Full 360 degree firing arc
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* Can cause damage to large, armoured vessels
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* 25mm cannon can take out aircraft in a single shot potentially
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Unimpressive mobility
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* Poor survivability, even from small caliber rounds
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* Small magazine size
  
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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== Media ==
 
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== See also ==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:52, 11 November 2019

Type T-38 (1944)
jp_type38_1944.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
7 peopleCrew
24 tDisplacement
4Number of section
40 mm (ship_wood)Hull armor
15 mm (ship_wood)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
25 mm Type 96 cannonTurret
1 950 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsBelt capacity
261 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
2 x 450 mm Type 2 torpedoSetup 1
6 x Type 95 depth chargeSetup 2
2 x 450 mm Type 2 torpedo
6 x Type 95 depth charge
Setup 3
Economy
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/410 / 503/310 / 380Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
× (100) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.0 Sl icon.png× 0.2 Sl icon.png× 0.1 Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Type T-38.jpg


The Type T-38 (1944) is a rank I Japanese motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

The Type T-38

Survivability and armour

The Type T-38 doesn't have any armour protection, just 40mm of wood in the construction of the hull. This boat's crew is made up of only 7 members, all contained in the front portion of the vessel, this makes the T-38 very susceptible to being knocked out due to lack of crew. There's very little negative space in this boat, meaning that the vast majority of incoming shots that land will be striking a critical component, either disabling the boat, setting it on fire or cutting down it's crew percentage. All of this combined makes the Type T-38 a very weak vessel, to the point where even small caliber munitions will be able to quickly score fatal damage.

Mobility

The speed and overall mobility of the Type T-38 is fairly average overall, it can reach a maximum speed of 51 km/h (31 mph) in RB, which is on the slower side for contemporary MTBs and even some light gunboats. It's not amazingly responsive to input either, and will take a decent amount of time to come to a stop, or make a 180 degree turn. It's faster than the large sub chasers and really dangerous ships, so it's mobility and speed is enough to get out of trouble if need be, but not really enough to outrun some lighter vessels, or turn tail and escape if you advance too far. This coupled with it's poor survivability makes it's mobility a rather underwhelming asset.

Armament

The Type T-38 engaging an He-111

Primary armament

Main article: Type 96 (25 mm)
The T-38 is equipped with a single 25 mm Type 96 autocannon, which makes the boat a bane against any boats/ships around its BR range. The HE type rounds this gun fires will have no trouble knocking out PT boats and even larger support vessels, sometimes even wiping out an enemy boat in one magazine. The cannon has a great fire arc, being able to traverse 360 degrees, which makes knocking out ships sneaking up on your rear a lot easier. Additionally due to the HE this boat can engage targets at range and still do damage. However, the gun is not stabilised and will bounce around a lot in rougher seas, and this combined the slow rate of fire means a lot of your shots will commonly miss, but when a shot lands it will do a lot of damage, this cannon can also cause critical damage to aircraft with only a single hit. The cannon comes with three belts: universal, APT belts and HEI belts.
  • Universal belts: good balance between firepower and tracer contents, useful for newcomers to the Japanese 25 mm autocannon.
  • APT belts: Full of AP shells, it's recommended to take a few belts of AP in case you meet a Russian armoured river boat.
  • HEI belts: Trades tracer rounds for extra firepower and stealth. Recommended for those who got used to the gun. Very good at killing PT boats.

Torpedo armament

Main article: Type 2
The Type T-14 is armed with two Type 2 torpedoes, they will easily destroy any large vessel at the lower tiers, but as the maximum range is only 3 kilometers you'll need to get a bit closer to the target or choke point than you would with other torpedoes.

Special armament

Main article: Type 95 depth charge
This boat can carry six Type 95 depth charges, which can be dropped to maim other naval targets, they have rather limited viability though as most MTBs will be able to outrun the explosion, however they are useful for sneaking up on the larger ships, as if you can reach them unnoticed one or two of these depth charges will sink the vessel.

Usage in battles

The Type T-38, engaging a Russian MO-4

In the trifecta between survivability, mobility and firepower, the Type T-38 can only rely on one- Firepower. This means it's a good idea to aim to nullify the drawbacks of it's terrible survivability, and unimpressive mobility, so try and avoid situations where these aspects come into play. Try not to engage at too close a range, as even vessels with underwhelming armament can cause critical damage to you fairly quickly, mid range is where this boat works best, the 25mm is fairly hard to aim, it has a low muzzle velocity and fires very slowly, because of this you're going to want to get as many shots on target as possible as to not waste potential time on target. At long range your shots will likely miss, and at close range you're going to be taking too much damage, despite how easily you'll be able to aim the gun. Mid range is a good mix between the two distances, as it allows you to land shots somewhat accurately, while also taking less damage. Your mobility wont do you any favors at close range either, other MTBs will be able to outmanuver you very easily, and chances are you wont be able to outrun them.

Due to your 360 degree fire arc you can fire at an enemy from all angles, if you find yourself sailing towards an enemy, turning around and sailing away would be a good choice, you really don't want to be taking hits, and staying further away will minimize the damage you take, while sailing away you can still fire back on whatever vessel is behind you, engaging like this will also somewhat protect your crew compartment as it's in the front, which is the most vulnerable part of the boat. You will likely suffer damages to your engine for engaging like this, but that can be repaired, whereas your crew can't be replenished.

Try playing around islands and avoid sailing in the open with no cover around you, flitting between islands and sight lines will allow for you to be able to retreat into cover when necessary, playing this way will also allow for you to get the jump on enemies, you're going to want to start firing at a ship before it starts firing at you especially when playing the T-38 as it's so weak, and staying out of sight until the last second is a great way of dealing a good initial portion of damage before the enemy returns fire.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent 25 mm gun, can destroy opponents in several direct hits
  • Full 360 degree firing arc
  • Can cause damage to large, armoured vessels
  • 25mm cannon can take out aircraft in a single shot potentially

Cons:

  • Unimpressive mobility
  • Poor survivability, even from small caliber rounds
  • Small magazine size

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ship in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the ship and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Ship-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the ship's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

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

See also

Links to 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.


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