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  AlmKord

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of AlmKord  Posted on: Jun 27, 2009 - 8:31am
Where quad 50 cal machine guns ever fitted onto a PT boat? And if they were, what type of quad, the one with the gunner between the guns or what?


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TGConnelly

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Yes - they were ... I know of one photo of PT-195 with a quad 50 mount on her foredeck -

They were the same type of mount you'd see on a US Army half-track ...


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Jun 27, 2009 - 1:16pm
Garth

If you have this photo would you please post it to the site. I think I would like to see that as well...........


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UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH ................. OK, you WOULD ask that ...........

OK ........ Gimmee a few days to do that Frank, I'm doing some personal business stuff that is mooie importante ...................


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of AlmKord  Posted on: Jun 27, 2009 - 8:23pm
Not to be a pain, but does anyone know where I can find one for sale? I missed a big chance to get a 40mm a couple of months ago and i'm stilll kicking myself. My main objective is to replace the 50 cals on the 728 and add a .30 cal on the splash shield near the cockpit and get some assorted small arms. Oh and to restore the turret mounts. However it never hurts to get these guns while you can since they're being bought up quickly. If Fleet Obsolete ever gets around to restoring 615 or 48 or 4??, well the guns would be put to use on them.


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  TED WALTHER

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Look for surplus M-16 half track parts, as the quad .50 cal mount on PT 195's port side foredeck was a quad .50 cal Maxon mount. these were most commonly fitted to half tracks. However, Ray Turnbull's PT 195 is the only boat that this was ever fitted to, as I know. Since this was also Russ Pulano's boat, he should also be able to verify this. Yes I do have photos if you need them.
Hope this helps,
Take care,
TED


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Ted,

I don't know how reliable my memory is, but someone once told me that another boat had a quad 50 on the stern. I can't remember if it was Alex Johnson or Wayne Traxel.

All I can remember is seeing that in an email a few years back.

Garth


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PT 156 carried one on the stern for a few months. I learned this from several former crewmen but do not have any photographs of the mount. Wayne Traxel may have images of the gun on PT 195 which was carried on the bow.

ALEX


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If it's not too much trouble, pictures would be great. Thanks.


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Well my first searched turned up nothing, however there is a place in IL that sells rusted half track chassies. I searched the web for 20 minutes, so if anyone knows of any wbsites let me know.


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