|This article is a stub. It is short and in need of expansion. Why not help out?|
The Type 38 (b) motor torpedo boat was a Japanese Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) used during World War II, it was among the most numerous of other Japanese MTB types with 80 examples built. The boats were 18m long and 4.30 wide, powered by air-cooled radial engines with 1075 horsepower and a maximum speed was 27.5 knots. This gave the boats little offensive capacity, so the Type 38 boats served mainly as coastal patrol and harbor guard.
Its American counterpart is the Elco 80.