By Victor Chun
An illustrated learn of the improvement, development, strategies wrestle activities of PT boats, many drawings, diagrams, plans, profiles images.
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86 87 11' • I nuUI r 1 '. C' Or .. , American PT Boats in World War 11 Chapter 12: Anatomy of PT Boat HUCKINS Huckins PT boat practices laying a smoke screen. Courtesy of the National Archives. PT 297 saw action at Mindoro. December /944. Note the heavy compressed air launchers on top of the torpedo tubes. Courtesy of the PT Boat Museum. PT 95 at Jacksonville. Florida. Courtesy of the Bureau of Ships. r::.. HOCI( sC~EEN (;£N. , TORPEDo aox f] ENGIME ROOM f:ATCH MOLIn red arrhe cenrer of rhe bow is rhe 37 mm gun on a Mark I MOLlIJ1 wirh rwo boxes ofammunirion behind ir.
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American PT Boats in World War II by Victor Chun