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Jeff D

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Does anyone recognize this R/C PT as a kit? An Australian gentleman's parents passed on and this was found in their garage:

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JEno

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Wow. Looks to be plank or sheet on frame with f/g resin over it, inside and out.. Without dimensions it is hard to say, but Dumas did an Elco, PT 109 kit that goes way back, late 60's anyhow. The single screw fits. The model would have been updated by the builder though. A little more info would be helpful.


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Jeff D

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Sorry, the man did send me the length but I airheaded out. The model is 39.5 inches / 1.0m in length. That would make it about 1:24th scale.



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JEno

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Well,
That is not the Dumas kit which was 33". Scratch built perhaps?


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Jeff D

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Thanks for the knowledgeable input Jonathan.



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Some info on PT 301

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

Laid down 19 March 1943 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
Launched 17 May 1943
Completed 4 November 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SIXTEEN (MTBRon 16) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Almer P. Colvin, USN
MTBRon 16 participated in the Aleutian campaign from August 1943 to May 1944. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific, the squadron had action at Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea; Mindoro, Philippine Islands; and Brunei Bay,
Borneo. It also based for a time at Dreger Harbor, New Guinea, and San Pedro Bay, Philippine Islands, but had no action from these bases. PT's 295-301, placed in service after the squadron had departed for the Aleutians,
were designated as Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SIXTEEN B (MTBRon 16B), which was commissioned as a separate command under Lt. James H. Van Sicklen, USNR
The "Snuffy Smith" was heavily damaged on 7 November 1944 by an accidental explosion at the forward base of Mios Woendi, Biak Island. Repairs were deemed impossible and she was laid up as a constructive total loss
Destroyed 15 August 1945.


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David Waples

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Hi Jeff,
Probably a boat built from plans and scratch built.
Dave

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Jeff D

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Thanks Travis and David.



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