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|Minensuchboot Typ 40|
|No. of positions||3|
|Position 1|| Helmsman|
|Position 2||20mm gun|
|Position 3||20mm gun|
The Minensuchboot Typ 40 is a German minesweeper.
While no match against larger warships, the German minesweeper is the workhorse for the Kriegsmarine (German navy). 127 of these ships were build between 1941 and 1944, and served successfully not only as minesweepers, but also for escort and anti-submarine-duties. They were deployed mainly in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, but they saw action also in the English Channel. Some of them received additional armament, and were in fact fulfilling the role of a destroyer. 63 of these ships were lost during the war.
In Battlegroup42 the Typ 40 had a 105mm gun turret as its main armament, supported by two 20mm C/30 guns for anti-air defense. It can be found in maps such as 4204-Channel Patrol, 4209-Wolves at Night, and 4410-Moonsund.
In the game the minesweeper is known simply as "Minensuchboot".