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Jeff D

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Some detail photos of a Torpedo Director Mark 31 along with photos of some other types used on PT's. Text on the Mark 31 rod states FOR USE WITH TORPEDOES MK8 3C&D.

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The below director image and its use can be found here: https://archive.hnsa.org/doc/pt/doctrine/part4.htm

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The above director on a PT, I don't know what the device is to the right of it:

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Another device that I don't know the use of:

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Daniele Klay

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Thanks Jeff, excellent reference as usual. Any chance to have a hint on the size of this director?
Greetings.

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Jeff D

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The gentleman selling it mentioned that it is 13.5 inches overall when straight. Also over 8 pounds! Construction is painted or blackened brass. Here's a decent size hint from an Elco drawing:

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Daniele Klay

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Jeff,top marks for this one, is the distance indicated on the drawing 7 1/2" ,7 1/4" or 7 1/8"
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Daniele Kly

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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: Feb 13, 2018 - 4:15pm
ELCO_Roll_5535-2_72SCAN_00586.pdf is the right half of the drawing and shows the measurement better:

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I am really looking forward to seeing your miniature version of this!



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Stuart Hurley

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Daniele,
I expect it to be made in brass and fully functional

Best Regards,
Stu.





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Jeff D

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Of course it will Stu. I just hope he doesn't have problems getting TNT for the warheads. Here in the colonies we can easily pick some up at the local hardware store.



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Daniele Klay

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Sounds like someone is putting up a challenge, wait and see....

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  Daniele Klay

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Daniele Klay  Posted on: Feb 18, 2018 - 1:42am
Challenged by forum members and inspired by Jrgen Eichardt -see his Fletcher class build in 1/50 scale

http://www.ship-model-today.de/fotoreport.htm

I decided to build the director mainly in brass,with only a couple of smaller details in polystyrene.
The target speed adjusting knobs are a little oversize, will be replaced later on....








As usual more pictures on www.ptboat195.blogspot.com

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Jeff D

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What a beautiful little part! Once again excellent work Daniele. You certainly nailed it.

I could spend hours on the Fletcher site you posted a link to and probably will.



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