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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: PT174 Spray shield
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Hi
When the PT174 was painted in the adaptor ( zebra) scheme there was a large 3 sided spray shield infront of the 40mm bofor's . any idea or pic's of what this shield was like. I have 1 side on pic of the 174 when she was painted with her stripes. You can see the shield but not well enough to get any detail as to size or angles etc. from what I have found on the web . it would apear that the crew hung the ammo on the sides of this shield as well ?.

s.symonds

Posted By: muddyfields | Posted on: May 15, 2007 - 8:25am
Total Posts: 96 | Joined: Mar 1, 2007 - 7:09am



I have a picture of the shield, although the boat was not zebra'd up at the time. Send me your address and I'll e-mail it to you....

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: May 15, 2007 - 10:44am
Total Posts: 1858 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Hello Will
Thanks for the offer. My email address is.
nicola.shaun@tesco.net
anything will help with this build.
once again Thanks

s.symonds

Posted By: muddyfields | Posted on: May 15, 2007 - 3:50pm
Total Posts: 96 | Joined: Mar 1, 2007 - 7:09am



Hello
Have started to build the shield from the pic that I have & the 1 sent to me by Will. The shields are only tacked together as I'm not 100% sure that they are right. Once I'm happy I'll add all the inside strapping & struts that Will's picture shows. Guessing on the exact size & what the front of the shield looks like.
Any one have any info on this shield would be gratefull. have posted some pic's on the link

s.symonds

Posted By: muddyfields | Posted on: May 29, 2007 - 10:14am
Total Posts: 96 | Joined: Mar 1, 2007 - 7:09am




I was surfing around and I found this shot of the spray shields that you looking for. This is the 285v
boat

[IMaGe]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/PT-285-T.jpg[/IMaGe]



Posted By: Gary Szot | Posted on: May 30, 2007 - 11:19am
Total Posts: 193 | Joined: Feb 12, 2007 - 1:00pm



Hello Gary
Nice pic but I'm afraid thats a different type of shield to the one that I'm looking .I hope this link works as you can see it's a long shaped shield. link didnt work I'll try again.

s.symonds

Posted By: muddyfields | Posted on: May 30, 2007 - 12:01pm
Total Posts: 96 | Joined: Mar 1, 2007 - 7:09am



Muddyfields;
I have 3 photos that might interest you.
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jun 1, 2007 - 9:56am
Total Posts: 2841 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Hello Ted
Any photo's would be of great interest.
You can send them to me at
nicola.shaun@tesco.net
or you could post them on here if you like.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

s.symonds

Posted By: muddyfields | Posted on: Jun 1, 2007 - 12:10pm
Total Posts: 96 | Joined: Mar 1, 2007 - 7:09am