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 Author  Topic: Cheap Full Size 80 foot Elco PT Boat available from 1944
  Jerry Gilmartin

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This was built by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Hello everybody. I was at the Washington Navy Yard Historic Photographic section today and I ran across these pictures. I was stunned. I wonder if there are any left. I wonder if these were actually used in England next to General Pattons inflatable tanks? If you look in the background you can see several more uninflated objects. I wonder how many more they had? Jerry PT658 Portland OR







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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Now all we need is Will's Blow up Doll and we're ready to go. Amazing what they were thinking when this was made. Sure would turn some heads at the beach......................


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 29, 2011 - 3:23am
That is really cool Jerry, great find! I had seen an inflatable tank before but never expected to see a PT boat. I wonder what the effective distance was. Thanks for sharing this.

Here's an example of a blowup tank and a more wind resistant Japanese cobbed in the field fake on Iwo Jima:







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TED WALTHER

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Jerry;
AWESOME!! I also wonder if this was ever used and where it was used in England.
Take care,
TED


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Will Day

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Frankie: I'd send you the blowup doll, but you'd just put one of your wigs on it and ruin the effect......

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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LMAO WILL. If I wait for the doll as long as I have waited for the PT BOAT, she will be an outdated model. I hope you have the one that doesn't talk..........


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Hi Jerry,
I never saw an inflated PT boat in my life. Can you email me an image,
the one showing the bow of the boat in 350 dpi 5 x 7 size. Thanks.
victorkchun@aol.com
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Hey Frank, is it possible those (or that) blowup rubber PTs are under the roof rafters of the Elco plant?


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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: May 1, 2011 - 7:18pm
Drew, this is a very good question. In looking at the three photos that Jerry posted, at first glance it sure does look like BLD. 21. In one shot it seems like the rubber boat is sitting on the upper mezzanine lever of the building. I will do some digging and get back to you on this one.



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