MGB77. 71.6ft BPB 1:24 920mm

MGB77. 71.6ft BPB 1:24 920mm

Ref: DM85

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: 920mm

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

Following the design of the SGB and its shortcomings, The Admiralty working in conjunction with British power Boats designed a MGB to fill similar duties but with the simpler construction than that of the SGB design. In 1941 the type 74 design was produced with similar lines to the 1938 PV design but with a considerably stronger structure. This batch is based on one of this group commanded by Lt Cmd Hitchens of 'E Boat alley' fame. The success of this design resulted in a second order in 1942 for the craft with order for boats from numbers 107 -176. They were powered with 3 shafts x 3 Packard engines giving 4,050 BHP with a top speed of 42 knots in good condition. Weapon fit was one 2pdr gun and a twin 20mm powered mount and two twin 303 Vickers or Lewis gun on pedestal mountings. She carried a compliment of 12 officers and crew The model of this craft, one of the fastest M.G.Bs. to serve during W.W.11, with a top speed of over 40 knots.