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Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 12:12 AM UTC
NEWS just in, on a bright, new addition to your reference library, U.S. Patrol Torpedo Boats in World War II, 1939-1945, by T. Garth Connelly!
Us ship modelers are always looking for good reference material for our subjects, and detailed information along with good images in one volume is a definite plus for the modeler.

This new release from T .Garth Connelly, "U.S. Patrol Torpedo Boats in World War II, 1939-1945", promises to give us a comprehensive illustrated history of PT boats in World War II, which will be a definite diamond for the PT boat aficionado modeler.

Media: Paperback
Pages: 174
Dimensions (in): 10 x 7 x 0.5
ISBN: 1608880133
Publication Date: April 2010
One hundred forty-eight photographs and drawings, full color interior.
MSRP-$35.88 USD

This is a comprehensive illustrated history of PT boats in World War II. The author, T. Garth Connelly, a lifelong student of PTs, briefly describes the pre-war experimental boat designs to give the reader a lead in to the war-time boats.

He then covers the four classes of PT boats in service with the USN in World War II, describing the differences from boat to boat in detail.

Every weapon system used on board US PTs in WWII is described and discussed, from machine guns to rocket launchers.

For the first time in any great detail, the author gives a history of the six known all gun gunboats which were converted from PTs (three Elco and three Higgins) and has both drawings and photos of these gunboats (including John F. Kennedy's PT-59).

Model-builders will appreciate the drawings that contain actual color chips for the various camouflage systems applied to the boats. There are also many color photos to aide modelers in painting accurate paint schemes. The author also discusses and identifies each of the radars used on PT boats in the later stages of the war.

A substantial chapter on operational experience discusses how PT boats were used in every theater of war, from Pearl Harbor to D-Day and beyond.

Finally, the author provides the fate of every PT boat that now survives.

This new book is available from Barnes and Noble
and Amazon.com!

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Thanks Mark it looks great. Cheers Sean
FEB 21, 2010 - 09:36 AM
I'd only ask that you who order it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble ... if you would write a customer review, thank you. Garth
MAR 03, 2010 - 10:51 AM
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