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TED WALTHER

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I recently saw a B/W photo of a fire extinguisher mounted behind the port .50 cal turret(Aft, where turret meets the dayroom cabin), Jerry posted it from the Alvin Hansen Collection(see below). I also think another extinguisher was mounted on stbd side cockpit shielding, aft of stbd .50 cal turret. my Question is, Was this a field applied mounting or factory?
Thanks,
Take care,
TED


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 27, 2014 - 5:56am
I checked the drawings Ted, the only one I found was "Lux 7 lb Extinguisher Stowage" for PT 372 and on. The list of locations given (6) are all inside.



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TED WALTHER

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Jeff;
Thanks, I whipped up 4 extinguishers anyway. I will just used them in various locations on my diorama.
Take care,
TED


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 27, 2014 - 9:34am
I remember a pic Jerry posted of a refueling operation, with a crewman standing by with a fire extinguisher. They will be a great addition to your diorama! I also seem to remember an image of a later boat with one mounted on the inside the bridge wing like you mentioned, but can't really think of any others.



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TED WALTHER

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Jeff;
I think that's where I got the idea from of the one mounted on cockpit shielding.
Take care,
TED


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 27, 2014 - 3:56pm
Aires do some nice ones in 1/32 which is close to acceptable scale wise I think

Part of their Aerobonus range

Part no is 320 034

The description is WWII CO2 PSH-20 Fire Extinguishers

Resin complete with everything except the hose and have decals too

Keith


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Speaking of Fire Extinguishers,
Does anybody know where I can obtain 2 or 3 Real Ones? I think they are supposed to be Kidde 5 pound CO2 extinguishers with a hemispheric bottom and a pivoting neck horn. I need them to mount inside the PT658 to gain the realistic look. If you guys could keep an eyeball open for me and if you come across one I would appreciate it.

Here is one in top right corner


Another in top right corner in engine room



Here is one hiding behind the curtain in the wardroom



I would really like to be able to put them in the forward crews quarters and in the Wardroom. Thanks all of you for any assistance you can give us! Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

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Frank Andruss

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Hey Jerry,for the Elco it was :

Fire Extinguisher - portable
7 lb, CO2 Kidde Type 7TA
six per boat

I could not find anything in the Higgins Catalog on the Fire Extinguisher


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