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|PT-01||PT-109 AS IN 1943||80' ELCO||1:20th||48"||12"|
PT -109 is an example of an early war, PT -103 class ELCO 80 foot patrol boat. As US Forces got a toehold in the Solomon Islands in late 1942, The US Navy shipped as many PT boats as could be rounded up for immediate action against the Japanese resupply effort to Guadalcanal. PT-109 was sent to Panama first and then shipped over to Tulagi in the southern Solomons where it had several meetings with the Tokyo Express before being cut in half by a Japanese Destroyer in August of 1943.
The United States Navy's PT Boat squadrons started the war with a heavy anti ship armament that was, in many cases , ineffective. The boats that survived the early encounters with both the Japanese Navy and the US Army Air force were constantly modified to meet emerging enemy threats, which moved away from chasing after the big guys and more : towards going after smaller Japanese inter-island supply craft.
The PT-109 was typical of the armament received during late 1942, which included a single 20mm Oerlicon on a MK-4 mount, two twin 50 caliber machine guns, 4 torpedoes tubes and 2 depth charges. These boats were constantly upgraded by their crews with anything they could beg, borrow or steal, necessity was the mother of creativity with these men.
This is an upgrade package for the Dumas PT -109 kit, containing everything necessary to enable you to improve the basic Dumas Model Products PT -109 kit into a true masterpiece on the mantle or at the local model boat pond. Included are all of the required guns, lockers, vents, life raft with paddles and stores, anchor, mooring cleats, ropes, hatch lids, rudders, life rings, turret rings, towing eye, deadlight frames, deck reinforcing plate for the 20mm gun, throttle tunnel, and cast metal mast structure. Also included is a full size plan sheet , 24 page instruction booklet with reference photos, and a wooden boat stand to hold your model while you build it and to use at the local lake.
This package includes the Dumas Model Products 1 :2Oth scale PT -109 kit and the PT -109 upgrade kit as described above in one convenient, specially priced package for the modeler who wants to get it all at one time.
Included with this kit:
|20M||Gas fill cap||3|
|26||Life raft with paddle & stores||1|
|36||Pedestal, twin 50 Caliber||2|
|74L||Wire, plasticote, large diameter 50 cal. dep. rail||5|
|74S||Wire, plasticote, small dia., 50 cal. dep. rail||2|
|75D||Plan sheet, 1/20th scale (PT-109)||1|
|76D||Instruction Booklet, PT 109||1|
|77G||PT Service Patch||1|
|79||CA Glue, .1/2 ounce||1|
|80||Twin .50 Caliber||2|
|86||20mm with Mk 4 pedestal, armor and mag||1|
|88||Depth Charge and Rack||2|
|102||Conduit (throttle linkage housing)||1|
|103||Ready Service locker, 20mm||2|
|106||Boat Stand, precut wood kit||1|
|107P||Deadlight frames, Elco, 15 piece set||1|
|109A||Deck reinforcing plate, early war||1|
|110||Deck vent, early war Elco||3|
|113D||Hatch lid, large (rounded corners)||3|
|113C||Hatch lid, large day cabin (square corners)||1|
|116||Mast, 1943 (before radar)||1|
|118||Mooring Bit, early 80 foot Elco||3|
|122||Rope, scale (3' line)||2|
|126||Turret Ring insert with seat||2|
|128||Vent, charthouse sides||3|
|130||Rudder, R/C scale||3|
|131||Elco boat hook with hangers||1|
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