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  TED WALTHER

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Here is an interesting photo, was the intent to have an illumination boat accompanying 1-2 PT’s while barge hunting? what a sacrifice in weapons this would have been. Good thing they decided to used 60 mm and 81mm mortars for illumination purposes.
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Jeff D

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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: Jan 7, 2020 - 7:46am
Oh wow, that's a helluva replacement for a 40mm! I'd love to hear the story behind it. Thanks for sharing that Ted.

Looks like they removed the straight funnel sections from the cowl vents, usually you see an added section for greater height.



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I am wondering where they put the giant generator to power it.

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Maybe they hijacked one of the Packards!


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First time I've ever seen this, thanks for posting. I guess the Navy tried everything they could for use on the PT's.

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  David Waples

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And just when I had thought I'd seen everything on a PT Boat. That's an anti-aircraft search light? One for the collection Ted!

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