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 Author  Topic: Which boats had 37mm anti tank gun permanently mounted?
David Waples

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Greetings,
Does anyone know which boats had the 37mm permanently mounted. Here is one of the best photos I've seen but I don't see a hull number attached to this photo. Any thoughts?
Dave



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Dave;
The photo you posted looks like a RON 7 or RON 8 boat, possibly PT 143, which had this set up in May 1943. Several of their boats carried their M3's in this field fabricated mount. These weapons were a "band-aid", usually cumshawed from the Army or Marines. While the M3's were mounted to the deck, no weapon on a PT Boat were 'permanently" mounted. As you know, once the 37mm automatics were "acquired" from wrecked P-39 Aircobras, these antiquated weapons got the Heave-Ho.
Take care,
TED


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