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Forum Category: PT Boats of WWII

Forum Name: PT Boats - General

Topic: Was A 25 Pdr Pdr Ever On A British PT Boat?

Hi there.

The answer is probably no but I thought I'd ask the experts here.

Was A 25 Pdr Pdr Ever On A British PT Boat?

My thinking is that it would be more a matter of greater recoil than a difference of weights between the 40mm Bofors and the 25 Pdr Gun/Howitzer. However I have read that the 25 Pdr was mounted on a type of landing craft and used as a gunboat in the English Channel. Has anyone ever heard of a 25 Pdr being mounted on a PT boat?

Btw, the 25 Pdr could fire so rapidly that many Germans thought it was an automatic loading artillery piece.

Thanks and cheers from PeterTareBuilder

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

Posted By: PeterTareBuilder | Posted on: Jul 30, 2008 - 4:12pm
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