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    Tora, Tora, Tora (big) models and an unusual "flakligther" barge
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tora, Tora, Tora (big) models and an unusual "flakligther" barge
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    Many thanks. I hav positive memories of that movie, nice to learn of the models. Also I'm a big fan of workboats. I hav a trawler + a toy-like tug + am building 2 Springer tugs from Zipp kits (they are located in Florida, I'm in Toronto, Canada) so the flakligther barge is of great interest. Thank you !
    LewZ
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    Until two years ago there was a private military museum that had many items from Saddam Hussein's uniform, loads of guns, tanks, trucks, full sized dioramas, etc. The owner died, items "disappeared" and his sons sold many items off at auction.

    I came across a few photos that I had taken before the museum closed two years ago, and thought they might be of interest to scale model boaters. There were several Japanese ship models (four on display and one in the storage area (too large for display) that were used in the movie Tora, Tora, Tora. Pretty big, about 15 to 30 feet in length.

    Another item was a German WWII "Flakligther" barge built in Tampa (Florida) by the Tampa Bay Ship Modelers Society. I was told this model was about 1/35 scale.

    Lew
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