Revell 05147, Patrol Torpedo Boat PT-109, 1:72 scale plastic model
A model construction kit of probably the most famous Motor Torpedo Boats in the Pacific war, commanded by the later US President John F. Kennedy. - Two part hull - Detailed superstructure - Interior cabins - 37 mm anti-tank gun on the foredeck - Display stand - Two paint schemes Authentic representation of the following versions: - PT-109, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 2, South Pacific, 2 August 1943, commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy - PT-109, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 2, Tulagi Island, Solomon Islands, South Pacific, August 1942 - February 1943
Every historian and American who grew up in the 50's, 60's and 70's can associate PT-109 a WWII torpedo patrol boat and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the President of the United States. On April 23, 1943 Lieutenant Junior Grade John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was given command of PT-109. They took part in the US invasion of Rendova Island/New Georgia. PT-109 was rammed "Cut in half" and left in flames by an enemy destroyer the Amagiri on August 2nd, 1943. Miraculously, only two crewmembers were killed and only two others were badly injured. The seamen reached Plum Pudding Island, 3.5 miles away. Surviving on coconuts and with the help of local islanders, the remaining crew and their Captain were rescued. In 2002, the wreckage of PT-109 was located.
Elco PTs in Action: The Story of the U.S. Navy's Motor Torpedo Boats
Built by the Electric Boat Company, the Motor Torpedo Boat or 'PT' was a potent, versatile and highly effective weapon. Small in size, lightly armed and relatively cheap when compared to other combat vessels, the patrol boats sunk or damaged several Japanese warships including a battleship, several cruisers, two submarines and over 15 destroyers. They also shot down enemy planes, savaged enemy shipping and transport, and conducted commando-style raids on enemy facilities. Created during the war by Elco, this softcover book traces the development of these nimble craft, and showcases their achievements in combat. Additional chapters include a review of crew training, a profile of Electric Boat and its founders, and more. Richly illustrated with numerous photos and artwork. This brand new, softbound reprint represents the first time since WWII that this rare book has been available.
Italeri 5620 German WWII Schnellboot S-38 Torpedo Boat (S-Boot), Armed with 4 cm Flak 28 (Bofors) - Fully Upgraded Moulds 1/35 Scale Model Kit
Italeri 5620 German WWII Schnellboot S-38 Torpedo Boat (S-boot), Armed with 4 cm Flak 28 (Bofors) - Fully Upgraded Moulds 1/35 Scale (Includes Over 600 Detailed Parts) History: Between the two World Wars, several Military Navy launched programs dedicated to develop fast crafts able to perform patrol and attack duties.New engines and technological solutions were able to guarantee, compared to the First World War torpedo boats, improved performances and better operation efficency. The German Kriegsmarine developed the famous fast attack craft S-Class during the 1930's. Among the most famous Schnellboote we can point out the S-38 version. Produced in 100 units, it had a lenght of 35 meters and a displacement, full load, of over 100 tons. Thanks to its 12 cylinders Daimler Benz engines the S-38 was able to reach a speed of 39.5 knots. Armed with two 533 mm. torpedo tubes, it adopted several types of defensive guns. Some of S-38 used the very appreciate 40 mm. Bofors gun. Captured by Germans during the first years of the War, it proved to be a very effective and powerful naval weapon, ever more appreciated than the German ones. On the S-38 reliable tech base, the S-100 was developed some years later
PT-109 Elco 80 ft Torpedo Boat. USN. WW II. John F Kennedy. Features: Molded in dark green, Waterslide decals, Four torpedo tubes, two twin .50 caliber machine guns, a 20mm cannon, a life raft, four crew figures, and three rudders, propellers and shafts. Contains clear assembly instructions with a detailed synopsis of Kennedy's exciting and dangerous voyage. Includes a display stand. One decal sheet with markings for one boat: PT109, 109, and two American flags.
Building the PT Boats: An Illustrated History of U.S. Navy Torpedo Boat Construction in World War II
The complete history of the building of PT boats for the U.S. Navy at the Elco, Higgins, and Huckins plants. One hundred sixty-two full-page illustrations, selected by Frank J. Andruss Sr., curator of the acclaimed Mosquito Fleet Exhibit, give the reader an unparalleled understanding of the construction and operation of U.S. Navy torpedo boats. It's the closest thing to being on board! This book will take its place on the shelf alongside other essential references to U.S. Navy ship types; an essential companion to similar books about battleships, cruisers, and carriers.
A novel based on fact — an amazing story of daring and endurance...The slaughter of World War I was over, but already a new, more deadly war was beginning. In 1919 four British sailors were given orders to enter Petrograd Harbor, deliver a British agent into the heart of Soviet Russia, and then sink one of the Red Fleet's battleships. The weapons they chose were two small motor torpedo boats, the route — overland through snowbound, Communist-infiltrated Finland, then through the dark, icy seas and minefields that guarded one of the most impregnable harbors in the world.Duncan Harding is a pseudonym for Charles Whiting (1926-2007), who also wrote as Leo Kessler and John Kerrigan. Charles Whiting volunteered for the Army aged 16 in 1943, where he saw active service in Belgium, Holland and Germany with the 52nd Reconnaissance Regiment. He has over 350 books to his credit, encompassing military history, espionage, biography and action fiction and holds the Sir George Dowty Prize for Literature.
Electric RC Submarine Boat Torpedo Assembly Model Kits DIY Extracurricular Toys
Specification: Condition: 100% brand new and high quality Product Name: Torpedo Model Kit Color: Black Battery: Not included Material: Plastic Package Included: 1 x Torpedo Model Kit (Does not contain battery)
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Hit and Run - Motor Torpedo Boats in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special
The Naval arms race of the early 20th century certainly meant that battleships got ever bigger and more powerful. But there is a David to every Goliath and so Motor Torpedo Boats were developed and used for "hit and run" style operations by both the British and the Italian Navy. Especially, the Italians used their Motoscafo armato silurante (MAS) with great success against the Austro-Hungarian Navy.
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