Two British Power Boat 72ft MTBs

Two British Power Boat 72ft MTBs
Here we see a pair of British Power Boat 72ft MTBs moving at speed. These were originally designed as MGBs without the torpedo tube and with lighter guns in the turret at front. The number on the original picture is very difficult to make out but might be 134 whihc would make it one that was built as an MGB then converted. Osprey have a very similar picture of a 72ft MTB identified as MTB 494, which does fit in the correct range
British Naval Weapons of World War Two – The John Lambert Collection Vol III: Coastal Forces Weapons, ed Norman Friedman. The third and final of three impressive books built around plans and drawings produced by John Lambert, looking at the small boats used by British Coastal Forces and the weapons they carried, accompanied by a useful introduction to the topic by Norman Friedman. A very impressive selection of detailed plans covering just about every element of these boats, from the radar antenna to their depth charges and torpedoes as well as the weapons carried by submarines. (Read Full Review)
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (18 April 2020), Two British Power Boat 72ft MTBs, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_british_power_boat_MTB_formation.html

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