MTB 488. B.P.C. 71.6 MTB 1:24 920mm

MTB 488. B.P.C. 71.6 MTB 1:24 920mm

Ref: DM78

This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:


Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Glassfibre hull.
1mm Plasticard deck.
Plasticard superstructure components.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and cast propeller. and rudder assembly.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.


Scale: 1:24
Model Length: 910mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Deans Kestrel
Recommended battery: One or One or Two 6v 2ah Nicad packs

History

MTB 476 was a former British power boat MGB that was reclassified as an MTB. She was fitted with two 18" torpedo tubes and a power 6 pdr gun was added forward. The were powered with 3 shafts x 3 Packard petrol engines producing 3600 bhp, giving the vessel a top speed of 39 knots in good conditions. Weapon fit was one 6 pdr gun and a twin powered mount of two twin 303 Vickers or Lewis gun on pedestal mount. She carried a compliment of 12 officers and crew. Some of the 400 class where transferred after the war to the Royal Netherlands navy in 1943 and in 1944 numbers 459-466 and 486-491 to the royal Canadian navy.