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    HDML
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    19 days ago
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    Harbour Defence Motor Launch


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    19 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice detail work.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    19 days ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Another good one Jonathon, is that a Fairmile D ? One more that I would love to build.

    Bill
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    19 days ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just had a look online, it's not a fairmile D but a hardy successful design nonetheless, with an interesting history, looks good.

    Bill
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    18 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I agree Bill๐Ÿ‘
    If it really was an ML than at most it could be a Fairmile B; 112ft, 85 tons, 20 knots.
    The 'Ds' were MTB/MGBs.
    In fact they were so versatile with their weapon fits that the MGB designation was dropped, cos they were bristling with both guns and torpedoes! 229 were built.
    The Fairmile As were motor launches, but apparently had handling problems and only 24 were built, by then the improved Bs had come along and the As were rebuilt as minelayers.

    The Cs were designated as MGBs but again only 24 were built, using a modified version of the A type hull. One of them MGB 314 was involved in Operation Chariot!

    Whatever! A brilliantly executed model.
    And this is the guy who's worrying about doing his mammoth scale carrier justice!
    Mamma mia! I should have his worries!๐Ÿ™„
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    BTW: did anyone know that there was also a Fairmile H? Neither did I until now๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Don't ask me what happened to E, F and G! Lost in the mists of time, or Breakspears XXX!!
    The Fairmile H was apparently a Landing Craft.
    Built in two versions:-
    LCI(S), Landing Craft Infantry Small, 105ft, 15 knots, 100 tons loaded.
    LCS (L) Landing Craft Support, 105ft, 15 knots, 116 tons loaded.
    Armed with a 6 pounder in a tank turret for fire support for the landing troops.
    Well did you ever!
    Happy pondering and building people.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    18 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    One of the better HDML models I've seen,- very nice work, lovely detail. You guys still have one restored to original. (see http://www.hmsmedusa.org.uk/
    JB
    http://www.hmsmedusa.org.uk/
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    18 days ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    An excellent, highly detailed model, which ever class of ML she is. To me, she looks like a B, which in my opinion were the nicest shape. Their good looks led to quite a few becoming motor yachts after the war. I remember going aboard one in Dover harbour in about 1950. The two original 650 hp petrol engines had been replaced by tractor engines, eight of them, four driving each shaft. Curiously enough she was owned by a tractor manufacturer.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    18 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That sounds kinda familiar Nerys๐Ÿ‘
    I'm pretty sure she is a 'B'.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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