Revell Torpedo Boat PT 167 Limited Edition Plastic Model Kit PT167 (00026)
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Paint Pack for PT167 (13 x 14ml tins) (PP00026)
Revell Classics - Limited Edition of 5000 pieces
A classic kit from over 5 decades of modelling history
Revell Torpedo Boat PT167 1:72 Scale
Detailed Superstructure and Bridge
Separate Drive Shafts and Propellers
2 Twin Machine Guns
One Oerlikon Gun and Mount
Painting Instructions for the Striped Design
Decal Set for PT167 and PT 109
Number of parts 82
Model Length 334mm
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (sold seperately)
A brief history:
The US Navy's fast and robust Torpedo Boats achieved great successes, especially in the Pacific theatre of war.
On 5th November 1943, PT 167 was under way with a convoy from Cape Torokina towards the Treasury Islands.
A sudden attack by 12 Japanese Torpedo bombers was followed by vehement defensive action.
After a low flying bomber had hit the radio mast on PT 167, the boat received another heavy hit but no explosion followed.
During a succesful attack by another bomber squadron the gunners on PT 167 shot down an enemy aircraft.
During an inspection of the boat after the battle a huge hole was discovered in the bow. An enemy torpedo had penetrated the bow above the waterline without exploding