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  SteveS156

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Does anyone have any pictures of the forward 37mm gun mount on PT 156? I'll use the 1/35 37mm mount from PT 596 without the mounting plate if I need to. This would be in the 1943-1944 time frame when the boat was stationed in New Guinea.

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  TED WALTHER

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Steve;
I think Wayne posted photos of PT 157 underway with PT 156, besides, he would be your best source, since he built a model for Rex Anderson. Rex was also involved with the construction as most of the information Wayne gathered came from him.
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PT-156, October 1944, Bow 37 mm. Gun in this photo is the M-4 model which fitted perfectly to a Mk-10 20 mm mount. M-4, 37 mm was shorter weapon than the later M-9, 37 mm mounted on the bow of PT-596. By this time period the Mk-10 replaced the earlier base manufactured mount. My guess this mount was on the 156's stern and was re-installed on the bow for the 37 mm after the quad 50 mount was fitted aft. Al Ross made an excellent comparison drawing showing differences between the M-4 and M-9, 37 mm.



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Hi Wayne, Thank you for posting this photo, I was wondering if the man in the photo is identified?
thanks, Julie


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SteveS156

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Thanks, Wayne! do you have a copy of that comparison drawing that you can send me?

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http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/37mm-1.jpg


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Thank you, Al! Helpful as ever.

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