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» Forum Name: PT Boats - General

» Topic: PT 143 RON 8

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.
Take care

Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 7, 2020 - 5:52am
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Oh wow, that's a helluva replacement for a 40mm! I'd love to hear the story behind it. Thanks for sharing that Ted. [:-cheers-:]

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

Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Jan 7, 2020 - 7:46am
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I am wondering where they put the giant generator to power it.

Best Regards,

Posted By: Stuart Hurley | Posted on: Jan 7, 2020 - 7:54am
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Maybe they hijacked one of the Packards!

Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Jan 7, 2020 - 8:20am
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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.

Bill P Reese

Posted By: billpr | Posted on: Jan 7, 2020 - 4:53pm
Total Posts: 72 | Joined: Mar 19, 2017 - 4:34pm

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!

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Jan 10, 2020 - 2:20pm
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