• Elco 80-Foot PT Boat on Deck, Squadron Signal publications

Elco 80-Foot PT Boat on Deck, Squadron Signal publications


  • Brand: Squadron/Signal
  • Product Code: D07109 [7109]
  • Availability: In Stock & ready to ship!
  • Date added: 18/04/2013

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  • 18.90€

Say "PT Boat" and the image that comes to mind is that of the 80-foot patrol torpedo boat built by the Electric Launch Company (ELCO) in Bayonne, New Jersey. These nimble warships - which by the end of WWII could deliver the same firepower as early-war destroyers had done. A trio of Packard marine engines, delivering 1200 to 1500 horsepower each, gave the PT Boats speeds of 40 knots. Three hundred twenty-six of the 80-foot wooden wonders were built, with 296 of them seeing service in the US Navy; the remainder went to the USSR under Lend-Lease. The PT-565 class boats were the final and hardest hitting ELCO 80 - PT-617, the boat featured in the book, is the sole surviving intact example.  

Author: David Doyle

Publisher: Squadron / Signal (2009)

ISBN: 978-0-89747-591-4

Description: 80 pages, Paperback, 211 mm x 280 mm, more than 200 photos (mostly, colour detail photos), full-page 2-view drawing , full page two-view camouflage pattern, 3 colour side views, 2 colour ''3D'' artworks, detailed drawings of ship components, . 

Condition: NEW COPY.

Shipping weight: 400 gr.

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