Revell 1/72 British Vosper M.T.B.
January 15, 2014 in Ships
To me this was one of the more confusing boats of a late WWII (?) design to be modeled. It’s a British design, U.S. built, for Russia, but doubtful that it saw WWII service. Somewhere along the line, one or two were “requisitioned” for McHale’s Navy, the old TV show starring Ernest Borgnine. Shortly after, Revell decided to kit their British Vosper Motor Topedo Boat as McHale’s PT-73. Over the years, this became a sought after collectable. I believe there may have been a short re-issue. I decided I would do my own version of this well known kit. I’ve enclosed a picture of the original box art, as well as that of a picture of the McHale kit. My modifications were U.S. torpedos and paint scheme.
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