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MTB by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Rowen, we're not splitting hairs! Together we are getting to the roots👍 I had also noticed the slight differences in superstructure; especially the aft part and the bridge top/screen. But I noticed these variations also in the Danish and other variants. Didn't want to overload the post with these as I thought it was long enough already😲 Seems some variations were introduced depending on the base variant it was ordered as MTB or MGB (most of which still had at least two torpedoes!). Since the Brave class were apparently very expensive to produce (which is why only two were built not the planned six?) the later variants were based on a cheaper export version, 'Felicity' type I think they were called. They were a little smaller but with similar performance and firepower to the Braves, some with two Perseus turbines instead of two but most with three as in the Braves, and cheaper to build with wood on alu frames instead of all metal. Usually classed as FPBs or FACs depending on armament. Summary; The Perkasa was not a generic class but a specific four ship class for the RMN. Basis for the hulls and superstructure design was the same as the Braves and Felicity but some 'poetic license' was taken with subsequent export order with variations even within classes. Comparing available (to me) pics again I now tend to agree with you that the rounded bridge of the model is more like the Perkasa class than the box-like bridge of Swordsman. 😲 BTW: In 1971 the RMN Perkasas were upgraded with SS12 missiles so there's another interesting variant for the aficionados 😉 Credentials: was not in the RAF (but Dad was!), but I worked with the RMN and the Surabaya shipyard (and various other bidders) on the design of the COMMS systems for the replacements for the Perkasa class and then their replacements, up to the current NGPV-2 (New Generation Patrol Vessel-Batch 2). Interesting work and people. Also did some work on their new frigates and an auxiliary in the nineties. One thing I always did before embarking on such projects was to research the background of the navy involved, operational area and requirements and also the potential shipyard partners. Part of establishing confidence and rapport. 😉 Anyway - whatever; model-wise - if it looks right it probably is right! Main thing is fun planning, building and above all sailing, exchanges like this help us all a lot I believe. All the best Doug 😎

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Just seen this, for some reason the videos wouldn't play when it was originally posted , loved the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues under the sea ,one of my all time favourite films after Forbidden Planet. Cheers Marky👍

New Members :-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Welcome aboard 'torpedoesloss' 👍 In U-Boats that would have been "Torpedo ... LOS" Cheers Doug (AKA RNinMunich) 😎

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
thanks Dom

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by Dom of Essential RC Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
Keep an eye on this web site early next year. They should announce the dates for 2018 but should be same weekend in September I expect.

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
I live in Devon now Dom but my best buddy is buried in the churchyard in Headcorn. Is the meeting at the same place next year, if so i can come up and kill two birds with one stone so to speak !! Les

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by Dom of Essential RC Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
This was at the Southern Model Show in Headcorn, Kent.

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
very nice. Where is the show please?

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by Dom of Essential RC Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
One of my favourite RC shows of the year. The Southern Model Show has a bit of everything. The temporary boating pond is used by about 6 clubs who demonstrate their various watercraft to the appreciation of the visiting public.

Deck furniture by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 7 months ago
Sorry guys... I should have added that Battlecrafts do loads of armaments in various scales for lots of ships. If you have the money, they have a complete set of fittings including guns, torpedoes, and ALL the deck fittings for both 1/24th and 1/32nd models of the Perkasa. I have only added a few bits plus both guns on my 34" one, but it does add a lot of "realism" to it. Pics will follow when she's complete 😊

3 Footer on a very rare outing by BOATSHED Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
So the Crash Tenders only had a speed of 30 knots and that isn't that quick. The scramble nets were used for recovering airmen downed in the water, they had to get to them quick. Have you been on the water at 30 knot's compared to in a car it feels a hell of a lot different. British Power Boat 60 ft MTB. They were based on the British Power Boat rescue craft and were originally designed for the Royal Air Force but reduced to 60 ft (18 m) in length. They could carry two 18-inch (457 mm) torpedoes and achieve a maximum speed of 33 kn (38 mph; 61 km/h).

Counter Rotating Props by Trillium Captain   Posted: 10 months ago
Inwards or outwards - should the props be turning to meet together above the shaft or below it? Also from Wikipedia "Contra-rotating is where parts of a mechanism rotate in opposite directions about a common axis, usually to minimise the effect of torque. Contra-rotating propellers should not be confused with counter-rotating propellers, a term which describes non-coaxial propellers on separate shafts; one turning clockwise and the other counter-clockwise." Torpedoes are a marine example of contra-rotating props. Roy

Precedent Perkasa by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Dave Chris, who you met when I collected the boat, suggested looking at replacing the bearings and shaft, but as it was non metric, I didn't think it would be as straightforward as you suggest. I'll store that info away in case the needle couplings don't work. The couplings will be with me tomorrow, so I will let you know how it goes. I have attached a pic of my previous boat, unfortunately I have none of the power train. As you can see, it's pretty basic and all the fittings came with the kit except the gun barrel (machined metal) and torpedoes (broom handles). Thanks once again for your help and advice. Steve

Shengking 11 by michaelpboyes Petty Officer   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 8/10] 30"/3400g Shengking 11 Single Propellor Direct Drive - Comments: SS Shengking built Clydeside 1930 for China navigation co. Traded between ShanghaI & Tiensin from 1934, was carrying aviation fuel in WW2 just avoided 2 torpedoes, eventually sold, finally scrapped in 1962

MTGMB by DodgyGeezer Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
He probably wants an 80ft Elco American PT boat. They had several machine guns, several cannon, torpedoes, depth charges and missiles. Also, occasionally, anti-tank guns and mortars...