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FryaDuck

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#11 16 years ago

Anlushac11Its also on Desert Rose :)

All we need now is some Vosper MTB's to play with, When Italy comes in you can also throw US PT's against Schnellboot's.

I seem to remember somer PT's engaging Schnelle boote's in the English Channel but I have no details on that.

Fairmile B Type Motor Launch

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The B Type was intended as a submarine chaser (to protect coastal convoys, port approaches and coastal waters against submarines), and so all the boats were fitted with asdic (sonar) as standard. Their main armament reflected their anti-submarine focus, with 12 depth charges, a single 3-lb gun aft, and one set of twin 0.303-in machineguns. Depth charges could be swapped for Torpedoes or Hedgehog anti submarine (later war)

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FAIRMILE D (Motor Torpedo Boat/Motor Gun Boats) aka Dog Boat

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At the start of the world war2 the British Royal Navy had need of a fast seagoing patrol boat so they set about designing there own. By the winter of 39 and after a lot of extensive testing they adopted a hard Chine semi planing type .It was decided that the company that should build them would be FAIRMILE . Constructed from ply bulkheads along with ply decks and superstructure then with a double diagonal mahogany Planking . Built primarily as an MTB (Motor Torpedo Boat) but due to shortages of MGB (Motor Gun Boats) And time saved by not putting the Torpedo firing mechanism on board consequently the first 94 were built as MGB .After that they were a mix of MTB/MGB benign armed at First with two 21in (53.3) tubes then Four 18in (45.7) tubes the boats with two tubes were classed as MTB/MGB while the Ones with four were classed as MTB,s only.




emonkies

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#12 16 years ago

Those 110' MTB/MGB's would be cool but Im not sure they can go toe to toe with a Schnelle boote.




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