By Victor Chun
An illustrated learn of the improvement, development, strategies strive against activities of PT boats, many drawings, diagrams, plans, profiles photos.
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The frames are built of laminated spruce, white oak and ma- to each other, with sheets of airplane fabric and marine glue in be- hogany. All the joints are secured with marine glue and screw. tween. The planks are fastened to the frames with screws and to Both sides of the frames are covered with fir plywood to make it battens with copper nails. When planking is completed, the hull is water tight. When finished, they are called bulkheads. turned over and the inside work and decking begin. The keel, which is made of spruce, is then attached to the frames, The deck, like the planking, is also made of two layers of ma- spliced to the stem and secured with brass bolts.
They cannot face the hail of red balls coming their way and stay on with their own guns. However, too much tracer in our own fire tends to blind the gunners. Therefore, a compromise must be made. Preferred belting is 5 DIVISION VEE DIVISION COLUMN armor piercing, 3 incendiary, 2 tracer. Some discre- DIVISION LEFT ECHElON DIVISION RIGHT ECHELON A division of PT boars was normally COlnfJosed of rhree boars or a maximum of four From this, all maneuvers and evolurionfollow. n, division V and division echeloll.