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PT-18
70ft. Elco Torpedo Boat

by Mike Salzano

 

PT-18
70ft. Elco Torpedo Boat

 


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Description

 

This is a model of PT 18 a 70ft. Elco torpedo boat in 1/72 scale.

The hull is from the Airfix RAF 63ft. Rescue Boat kit. The hull was lengthened and widened. The deck is made of basswood and everything above the deck is scratch built or vacuum-formed.

 

 

The 303 Lewis guns on the fore deck are not correct for PT 18, but could be found on some of the latter 77ft. boats, but I liked the way they looked so I added them on.
 

 

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British Motor Torpedo Boat 193945
(New Vanguard 74)
Author: Angus Konstam
Illustrator: Tony Bryan
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: 8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: June 20 2003
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841765007
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Mike Salzano
Page Created 12 February, 2004
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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