Mk 51 Automatic Rocket Launcher 5" info needed

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  1. hawkeye2an

    hawkeye2an Active Member

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    I am interested in the Mk 51 Automatic Rocket Launcher used on LCM(R) in the closing days of World War II. After reading Capt Fluckey's "Thunder Below" I am looking to build a model of the USS Barb on her last war patrol, when she used one of these to attack a couple of Japanese cities. I have a line drawing and several pictures of multiple banks of them on LCM(R)s. The pictures are all from fairly far away and the line drawings are from only two angles. I have found reference to a goverment booklet (manual?):

    "Rocket Launcher Mk 51 Mod 0." CIT JEC 26. OSRD Report No. 2448 25 April 1945.

    Can anybody help?

    I would be willing to share what I have if anyone is interested.

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
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