1/72 H310 Revell John F Kennedy PT-109
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
1977 issue. Scale model of Lt.(jg) John F. Kennedy's historical ship. Well detailed for that time and just over 13 inches long when assembled. Features 4 torpedo tubes, 2 twin .50 caliber machine guns, 20mm cannon, life raft, 4 crew figures, rudder and prop detail and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. From Steve Payne: PT-109 was a 40-ton Elco 80 ft24 m motor torpedo boat MTB, refered to as an ELCO 80. She was one of hundreds built by ELCO between 1942 and 1945 in Bayonne, New Jersey.The 80 ft 24 m Elco MTBs were the largest PT boats operated by the U.S. Navy during World War II. They had strong wooden hulls, constructed of two layers of 1-inch 2.5 cm mahogany planking, excellent for speed and reasonably adequate for seakeeping, but providing limited protection in combat.PT-109 was the seventh MTB of the PT-103 class, with her keel laid 4 March 1942, she was launched on 20 June, and delivered to the Navy on 10 July 1942 to be fitted out in the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn. Fully loaded, she displaced 56 tons, and could accommodate a crew of three officers and 14 enlisted men, with the typical crew size between 12 and 14.