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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I am looking for any drawings of the Thunderbolt system as my next project has changed. Yes, PT-66 is first still, but that thunderbolt has always intrigued me. I have Ed Behney's photo's of the one Don Rosencrantz made while at Elco, but if not mistaken PT-559, which I want to do had a quad 20mm mounted thunderbolt.. I would love any line drawings or the boat itself, and any help as to the actual color pattern she might have carried while with Ron 29. I think besides the thunderbolt, she carried 4 MK-XIII, and a 37mm up front. Would appreciate as always any information. I think the thunderbolt alone would be a cool build. I will use the Italeri boat for this project.. I think STAN might just kill me...........


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David Waples

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PT Boats Inc also has some good drawings of the Thunderbolt system.
Dave


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  Frank J Andruss Sr

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Al

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Dave

Thanks I will check that out as well. I wonder what color PT-559 carried while in the Med.


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TED WALTHER

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Frank;
PT 559 was Thayer Blue in the Med, with yellow air regonition mark painted on deck forward, from bullnose to the aft side of the forward chain locker hatch. Also a 2-3 foot wide red stripe, for aerial recognition painted on the stern, from aft of deck to forward of smoke generator.
Take care,
TED


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Thanks Ted, that's an interesting color scheme. I don't think I have ever seen Thayer Blue before. Are you saying the hull, deck, and superstructures were all blue? Maybe someone out there has already done one of these models before............


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The basic measure is MS16 - Thayer Blue vertical surfaces, Deck Blue (20-B) horizontal surfaces. These are from the WEM Colour Coats chip pages:



Some time back, there was a discussion on this site that showed that some or all of the boats had a light (white?) panel running along the deck edge between the yellow and red panels. If you do a search, you should come up with that.

Al




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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Thanks for the color chips Al. I will check on the red and yellow surfaces as ted had mentioned.....


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Steve Sobieralski

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Hi Frank,

I did some research on the 559 when I built my conversion of her. There are a couple of good photos in Frank Johnson's book which show the stripe on the stern and the markings on her bridge. In addition to the Thunderbolt she also had a single 20mm on the bow.

Here's a link to some photos of the model over at Modelwarships.com:

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/misc/patrol/pt-35-ss/ss-index.html

Steve Sobieralski

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