PT Boats Unveiled

The Akella Website announces development of a new World War II naval simulator called PT Boats: Knights of the Sea (thanks Gamer's Hell). Here's a bit:
PT Boats: Knights of the Sea is powered by an improved version of the STORM 2 used in the award wining Pirates of the Caribbean. The STORM 2.5 engine enables the creation of unique special effects like ocean waves from explosions, tracing the tracks of various types of boats, illustrating the boats gliding, realistic collision damage, damage from assorted types of ammunition and so much more! Our close cooperation with 1С/Maddox Games, the leading flight simulator developers and renowned for IL-2 Sturmovik, allowed us to create historically accurate and detailed aircraft models.
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PT Boats are patrol torpedo boats. Very fast and very light wooden boats armed to the teeth with deck guns, torpedoes, depth charges, machine guns, smoke generators, rockets, and (believe it or not) more.

PT boats to other ships are basically what fighter planes are to bombers.

My grandafther commanded a PT boat in WWII and he says a formation of PT boats with competent crews was an almost unbeatable weapon. They would come in at an extremely high speed, maneuvring wildly and easily avoiding defensive fire from higher caliber weapons. They'd hurl torpedoes at the enemy from out of effective small arms range and retreat. He says late in the war they'd see people jumping overboard and lowering life boats as soon as his PT boats were in sight.

This should definitely be more fun that commanding a destroyer or a submarine.

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