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 Author  Topic: Camoflauge of RON 6 boats?
Brian Fendley

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Hello everyone,

I am building the Revell 1/72 kit of PT-117 that was assigned to RON 6. Does anyone know if the squadron or 117 was repainted in some sort of camo verses the monotone grey? The only pictures I have found of it (two black & White) appear to be Grey. But I would think it would have had camo applied prior to being destroyed by air attack at Rendova in August of 1943.

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Brian Fendley


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Will Day

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I dunno, she still looks gray to me. I think green would have shown darker.

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Brian Fendley

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Hello Will,

Yeah, it looks Grey to me as well. The stickler is when were the pictures taken? The boat looks almost brand new in those pictures and it appears to have only the factory standard armament of 20mm and twin .50's. I suspect the photos were taken shortly after it was placed in service. I'm sure it went to the South Pacific in Grey but from what I read most boats were repainted or camouflaged (per Navy orders or add hoc) by 1943. I got to make a decision soon our group build ends on the 31st.

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Brian Fendley




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Will Day

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Even in the shot of her beached and wrecked, I think gray.....

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Gary Szot

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Just thought I would add some early shots of the 117 boat.
These were probably taken before it shipped to the Pacific





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Brian Fendley

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Even in the shot of her beached and wrecked, I think gray.....

Will



Hello Will,

I have not seen this picture. Where is it located?

Sincerely,
Brian


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Dick

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Corrected the above photo links so they would display in the meassage board

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Will Day

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AT CLOSE QUARTERS, pg. 121.....

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Drew Cook

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Brian,

See my post under the "national archives" topic heading.


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Brian Fendley

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Hello Drew,

Thanks for the extra information. I think I will order that book. The group build I entered finishes this coming weekend but the book will be useful beyond that. I guess I will go with a Haze green type color and hope for the best.

Sincerely,
Brian



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