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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: Higgins Hellcat
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I have built RC models of the three American motor torpedo boats used to defeat the Axis in WWII. I am now contemplating whether to do a model of the Higgins Hellcat, but find accurate line drawings are difficult to find.
Does anyone know of a source for a set of hull lines, such as those offered by Al Ross. I did purchase one set of drawings, but they turned out to be for a 70' Elco.
I also tried UNO files but getting a response from them has been less than encouraging, thanks, Larry.

Larry
62 Bel-Air
260 Eagle EXP
79 Cole TR-2

Posted By: bubbletop409 | Posted on: Aug 6, 2014 - 9:34pm
Total Posts: 160 | Joined: Apr 22, 2013 - 11:48pm



Hi Larry,
You can click on the UNO Louisiana Digital Library link, [url]http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/HIC[/url] then, in the search box type "Hellcat" and hit the "search'button at the top of the page, and something like 15-20 drawings come up, including the "hull construction", "hull lines and offsets", "outboard profile and layout", "interior arrangement", among may others. I think these would be more than enough to build a model of the PT564 Hellcat. Also ,you may want to add the logo, posted below. Good Luck, Jerry

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20G%20PT658/PT564HellcatPlaqueLogo.jpg[/image]

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/PT631%20Higgins%20Builders%20Photos/Hellcatunderway.jpg[/image]

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Aug 7, 2014 - 12:13am
Total Posts: 1243 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



Here are some of the Higgins drawings that Jerry mentions Larry:
[url]http://www.pt103.com/images/ptpics/higgins/hellcat/PT_564_Higgins_Hellcat_1943.zip[/url]

A few other threads with Hellcat pics and info:
[url]http://www.ptboatforum.com/cgi-bin/MB2/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=2600&st=0&nd=10&pg=1&sc=20[/url]
[url]http://www.ptboatforum.com/cgi-bin/MB2/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=1138&sc=20&pg=1&x=0[/url]




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Aug 7, 2014 - 4:44am
Total Posts: 1943 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



Jerry and Jeff

Thanks for the information, these drawings should get me well on the way.
I do like the menacing mascot shield carried on the boat, and from what I have read it was a real winner in the speed and maneuvering aspects of a high performance watercraft.
Wonder what her fate was, all I could find was that she sold after the war and vanished in obscurity.

Larry
62 Bel-Air
260 Eagle EXP
79 Cole TR-2

Posted By: bubbletop409 | Posted on: Aug 8, 2014 - 12:13pm
Total Posts: 160 | Joined: Apr 22, 2013 - 11:48pm



You're welcome Larry. Yah that's one badass plaque! Definitely not a Disney work.



Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Aug 9, 2014 - 3:06am
Total Posts: 1943 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am