Elco 80-Foot PT Boat on Deck, Squadron Signal publications
- Brand: Squadron/Signal
- Product Code: D07109 
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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)
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.