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Topic: # of 80' Elcos with fore deck 40 mm?
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Hi there.

I'm thinking about doing some more work on my two Lindberg PT boats in 1/32 scale. I think, that the 40mm on the fore deck was better for offense but can see where the rear deck gun would be a good defense. How many 80' Elco boats mounted the 40mm on the foredeck?

Thanks and cheers from Peter

"Give me a faster PT boat for I'd like to get out of harm's way!"

Posted By: PeterTareBuilder | Posted on: Oct 20, 2010 - 11:59pm
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I would say not many...Maybe 6 or so.....

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Oct 21, 2010 - 12:16pm
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One, for sure - PT 174. Friedman (US SMALL COMBATANTS) states that OPNAV authorized the conversion of PT 543 and 560-563 to gunboats with a 40mm forward and aft. However, I've never seen any photos of these boats with this configuration. Operational photos of 560-563 in the Med do not show a 40mm forward.

Al Ross



Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Oct 21, 2010 - 2:53pm
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I only have photo evidence of one 80' Elco - PT-174 (as Al states above). Three Higgins that I can find pics for, the 221, 223 & 285.

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Oct 21, 2010 - 10:18pm
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