The Elco 80 is a variant of a PT Boat used during World War II. A PT boat were variety of motor torpedo boats (hence the name Patrol Boat or "PT") it was a small, fast vessel used by the United States Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships, the squadrons who used the PT boats were nicknamed "the mosquito fleet" with the Japanese calling them the "Devil Boats".
In Battlefield 1942, the Elco 80 is the wrong designation for the Elco 103 and it was a naval craft used by the USMC. It appears exclusively on the map Invasion of the Philippines.It has two passengers the driver, who has the ability to fire torpedoes and mines. The Torpedo can do some damage against Destroyers and other ships, while the Mines can secure a waterway. The second passenger is armed with dual M1919 machine guns, similar to the one from B-17.