Italeri 1:35 scale Elco 80′ PT-596 Torpedo Boat kit
The Elco 80′ PT-596 Torpedo Boat represented the most numerous class of torpedo boat of World War 2: they were released in five series, for a total of about 300 examples. Built in mahogany and pushed by three 1,350hp Packard 4M-2500 engines (taken to 1,500hp in the last series), these vessels easily exceeded 40 knots. The equipment and weapons were constantly updated and improved thanks to experience acquired in the field and the progressive change of role with the progress of the conflict. In fact, the PT Boats combat role changed from their original task of attacking and cutting off shipping traffic to taking on the role of gunships operating in the proximity of the coast or in channels. When assembled this particular Italeri model kit represents the 80-foot ELCO Torpedo Boat PT-596 from the last batch produced. To view video footage of this model with full RC system installed use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQrAIfin-Fo.
Price includes Postage and handling within Australia.