A PT BOAT (patrol torpedo)

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Half Track, Apr 14, 2024.

  1. Half Track

    Half Track Member

    I had posted this over on the other forum but made a few changes since then:
    Atlantis kit of their U.S. Navy PT 207 mosquito, 1:102 scale 8” long. This according to the instructions in 2023. Atlantis is remaking a lot of the old Revell kits and this one was copyright in 1959 originally I believe. This kit actually had very little flash on the parts and the deck to hull fit was good. I had to make my own windscreen (cut from a small piece of plastic material) and paint it and glue it in place on the cabin roof because that part number 11 was missing even though the box was sealed. I bought this at a local outlet store. My painting of the boat was not exactly per the instructions but many of my models have turned out that way. IMG_3016.jpeg IMG_3017.jpeg
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  2. Steve49

    Steve49 Boycott P&O...

    Nice model. I see that the real PT207 had a close escape during the war.

    From the book 'Engage at close quarters'.

    On the night of November 2/3, Lieutenant O'Brien, patrolling in Lt. (jg.) Page Tulloch's PT 211, with Lt. (jg.) Frederick W. Rosen's PT 207, attacked a ship initially identified as a tanker, which he estimated at 4,000 tons, escorted by three E- or R-boats, off the north shore of Giglio Island. The 211 fired four torpedoes and the 207 two, all within 450 yards. "As the last torpedoes were fired," the action report said, "fire was opened by the tanker with one major caliber gun and several machine guns. Shortly after, the escort opened fire with 40mm. and 20mm. and the division increased speed to maximum and laid smoke . . .

    "As speed was increased, one torpedo hit was observed at the tanker's bow. A few seconds later another hit amidships which caused an explosion. This was quickly followed by another which precipitated a violent explosion sending flames 150 feet into the air. The entire superstructure of the tanker was thrown bodily into the air and it sank within a few seconds. The explosion was of such force that the PT's were severely shaken at 800 yards. The escort ceased firing at this time." German records reveal that the "tanker" was actually Submarine Chaser 2206.

    An incendiary bullet, unnoticed at the time, had passed through a gasoline tank of the 207, through an ammunition locker, and into the officers' quarters, where it set some clothing smoldering. Gasoline poured through the bullet hole into the bilges, and soon there was an explosion that blew open the deck hatch to the officers' quarters and projected the ladder straight up through the hatch and over the side. Flames leaped up through the hatch as high as the top of the radar mast. Edward B. Farley, RM2c, grabbed a fire extinguisher from the charthouse, opened its nozzle, dropped it into the compartment, and slammed down the hatch. At the same time the torpedoman pulled the release lever to blanket the tank compartment with carbon dioxide. The flames were smothered. As soon as he saw the flareup on the 207, O'Brien cut across Rosen's bow, laying smoke. A moment later the 207 passed through the screen, perfectly concealed from the enemy and miraculously intact. The inside of the officers' quarters was completely burned out. Why the whole boat didn't explode no one ever knew.


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  3. Half Track

    Half Track Member

    Thanks very much!
  4. Half Track

    Half Track Member

    And I recently made some paint changes…….
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