18 August 2016
Project 183 Bolshevik torpedo boat: Speed and Power
The large Project 183 Bolshevik torpedo boat became an essential vessel of this class for the USSR
in the postwar years. We are proud to present this Ship on the battlefields at sea in War Thunder.
The large Project 183 Bolshevik torpedo boat was developed after the war based on the experience of using lend-lease vessels and Soviet ships in battle. The properties of both coniferous and leafy tree wood were taken into account in the design of this vessel. Her excellent shape and powertrain consisting of four diesel engines give the boat top-notch speed and maneuverability. In combination with the artillery and torpedo armaments, this makes the ship a truly universal soldier. The vessel was put into mass production in 1952 and was intensively produced until 1960. In service, the ship proved to be an excellent asset and became the basis for a series of modernizations – even the first missile boat in the world was based on a Project 183 hull.
In War Thunder, we present the early series Project 183 with four diesel engines, with an output of 4,800 hp in total. The relatively light design of wood and aircraft plywood allows her to reach a speed of 44 knots, i.e. over 80 km/h. The vessel is equipped with two torpedo tubes, two twin 25mm 2M-3 cannons and 12 depth charges – an arsenal fit to overcome practically any military challenge. The ship's cabin and bridge are armored (up to 7 mm), and the autocannons are also equipped with defensive screens (4 mm armor). The vessel has a crew of 14.
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The large Project 183 torpedo boat will be a treat for players that enjoy mobile, aggressive gameplay. The ship accelerates extremely quickly and maintains an excellent speed for her class. Her four autocannons provide close grouping even over great distances, which means you can be one of the first on your team to start firing on enemy ships. The cannons do not fire particularly rapidly (roughly 300 shots per minute), but their high-explosive fragmentation shells are equally effective against both hulls and boat crews. The two torpedoes are best saved for large ships or used as a last-ditch weapon to guarantee the destruction of opponents in smaller vessels. The depth charges detonate at a shallow depth and are an excellent means of getting particularly tenacious boats off your tail – just be sure to calculate the explosive delay correctly.
The Project 183 Bolshevik is a pleasant vessel in all respects,
and is sure to find fans among War Thunder players.
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