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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: MAS 500 add-on armament
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While not done to anywhere near the extent done on US PTs, the crews of some MAS 500 boats added some extra firepower to their boats. A Russian modeler on another site uploaded a series of shots of these boats while contributing to a discussion on a model being superdetailed by Alan MacNeilly, an English modeler. Here are a few of these photos:

[IMaGe]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/167359550.jpg[/IMaGe]
[IMaGe]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/167359541.jpg[/IMaGe]
[IMaGe]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/167359562.jpg[/IMaGe]

At first glance, I thought they were Browning .50s, but a closer look showed some obvious differences. I haven't been able to find a confirming photo yet, but suspect they are BREDA 13.2mm Model 1931. If any of you guys are weapons specialists, I'd be interested in your take on this.

Al Ross




Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Mar 26, 2011 - 11:29am
Total Posts: 974 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm



A German modeler cleared it up for me. It is a BREDA SAFAT 12.7MM.

Al Ross





Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Mar 28, 2011 - 9:41am
Total Posts: 974 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm