By Victor Chun
An illustrated examine of the advance, building, strategies wrestle activities of PT boats, many drawings, diagrams, plans, profiles images.
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Fresh Provisions: Four days rations for nine men and two officers. " Smoke Screen Generator: Mark 3, capacity 32 gallon FS. mixture. Fresh Water: 200 gallons. (i) (j) Fuel: 3,000 gallons high octane gasoline. Lubricating Oil: 30 gallons. P. signal light, 8 inch searchlight, TCS voice radio set, range about 75 miles. (m) Radio Direction Finder: One R. D. F set per boat. (n) Machinery: Main engines - three 1,200 hp Packard 4-M2500. Generator -two II2-kw water cooled generator. Power - four 6 volt storage batteries.
Courtesy of the PT Boat Museum. 104 105 American PT Boats in World War 11 Chapter 12: Anatomy of PT Boat 2. PT type - PT's 71-94 (Higgin Industries). Length 78 feet; beam 20'8"; draft 5'3"; displacement 35 tons. 50 caliber air cooled machine guns in two twin, hand operated scarf ring mounts. One 20 mm Oerlikon mount. 45 caliber Thompson submachine gun. 30 caliber Springfield rifles. 45 caliber Colt Automatics. 50 caliber - J 0,000 rounds per gun . 45 caliber - 4,000 rounds .. 30 caliber - 1,200 rounds.