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Arjan Wiskerke

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Arjan Wiskerke  Posted on: Mar 22, 2019 - 11:57am
Hi Tom , that looks very professional ! I assume the letter type used for "Boomerang" was the same, what you've done looks great to me . I will drop you a mail.

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Arjan


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  TED WALTHER

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Arjan;
The font is Brush Script MT.
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Arjan Wiskerke

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Arjan Wiskerke  Posted on: Mar 23, 2019 - 11:59am
Thanks Ted ! I've been trying to identify the boat with the shark's mouth. The distinguishing feature seems to be the narrow patch of dark paint on top of the radar dome..



The boat in the background seems to have a very similar patch of dark paint on her dome :



The only legible digit is 2 so it could either be PT 502 or PT 512., I think it's probably the latter but I only have one rather bad scan of PT 512 which doesn't show her radar dome clearly.


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Arjan


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  TED WALTHER

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Arjan;
The painted top of the radome was common, this was so it would bled into the deck when the boat was viewed from a plane.
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Arjan Wiskerke

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Thing is that there appears to have been quite a bit of variation in the way the radomes had been painted. This variation may give some clues to identify individual boats. At some point e.g. PT 505 had a diagonal camo patch on its dome. At least three different paint schemes here :



I'm convinced this pic again shows the shark's mouth boat :





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Arjan



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  TED WALTHER

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Mar 24, 2019 - 7:49am
Arjan;
You maybe right, however, remember that the radome was a removable part, used just to protect the Parabola receiver from the elements, if it was damaged in any way, it went to the Squadron or base radar repair techs for repair and was replaced with another spare, so the boat remained operational.
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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: Mar 25, 2019 - 5:05am
Drew found a nice color photo of a 40mm being loaded, Ted ID'ed it as WWII in Color. on Twitter: Pictured above are rounds of a 40mm Bofors being loaded by Private Paul Kaiser, US Airbase, #England, 1943.

https://twitter.com/WWIIinColor

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Arjan Wiskerke

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Arjan Wiskerke  Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 - 11:35am
Hi gentlemen. I only know one pic showing the Parabola receiver you mention Ted. It also shows a similar vent used on the Elco chart house sides :




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Arjan


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Thanks for posting the photo, Jeff, and for Ted for the I.D., and Dick for labeling it.

Since the guys were shirtless and had OD helmets, I though they might've been PT men, and since we we've been talking about PT 40 mm guns...

My mistake, though, as I told Ted -- they were on the other side of the world!


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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: Mar 26, 2019 - 5:37am
You're welcome Drew, not a PT 40mm but a good color shot of the ammo for modelers!

I have a couple photos showing the dome's innards Arjan, I believe this is from the restored PT 305:

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