Links to other PT Boat related sites

 

http://www.ptboatworld.com      T. Garth Conelly's website

http://www.hnsa.org/hnsa-ships/pt-309      The restoration of PT-309

www.ptfnasty.com/ptf19.html   The restoration of PTF-19 Nasty Class PT

http://www.battleshipcove.org/exhibits/  Houses PT-617 and PT-796

http://www.ptboatforum.com/PT_Boat_Links.html The PT Boat Forum

http://www.ptboats.org/20-11-05-fate-001.html  Where are the last of the PT Boats

http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/pt/  Haze Gray and Underway PT Boat lists

http://www.ptboats.org   THE PT Boat Museum and a great place for original drawings and details

http://pt-king.gdinc.com/ Gene Kirklands PT Boat website, photo's and booklist

http://www.modelboats.co.uk A great modelling site

http://www.dallee.com/PDFs/PT-588%20Article.pdf Alan Zulberti's model

http://www.elcomotoryachts.com/history-of-elco.shtml  Another good link source

http://library.mysticseaport.org/manuscripts/coll/coll213.cfm  Mystic Seaport -records of the Elco Boat Company

https://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/writings/pt-41-building-one-of-the-expendables/  Pat Matthews fantastic PT model and PT magazine ad site

http://www.answers.com/topic/pt-boat  Some interesting stuff

http://ww2db.com/ship_spec.php?ship_id=380  PT Boat Training Ops

http://www.fineartmodels.com/PT_Boat.html  Without question the finest static model around

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/pt.htm  Some good information

http://www.savetheptboatinc.com/  The Restoration of PT 658

http://www.steelnavy.com/IS%20Elco%2080.htm  1/350 scale 80' Elco resin casting

http://www.floatingdrydock.com/ptboat.htm  Model building information on PT's

http://www.petertare.org  A great site with some good photo's, some great reading and about the only Australian MTB/PT story!

http://skulljam0.tripod.com/index.html A Site dedicated to PT31 with some great models.

http://www.huckinsyacht.com/company/history  Huckins website and drawings

http://www.astecmodels.co.uk  A good modelling site

http://www.hnsa.org/doc/index.htm  US Navy Documents online

http://www.bmpt.org.uk A great site dedicated to British Military Powerboat History 

Geoff Dixon's smoke generator - http://wmunderway.8m.com/cont/smoke/smoke.htm

http://www.hemmings.com/hcc/stories/2006/01/01/hmn_feature17.html - A good article on Merlin and Packard engine development

 

Schnellboote Links

http://www.prinzeugen.com/SBOATIND.htm - Excellent S-Boot site includes some stunning photo's

http://www.prinzeugen.com/DesignManufacture.htm 

http://www.german-navy.de/kriegsmarine/ships/fastattack/schnellboot1940/index.html - reference site

http://hsfeatures.com/s100cw_1.htm - a very fine Revell Model

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Builds/S130/1ndex.htm - Martin Davis's build of the Robbe S130 Model

http://www.wlb-stuttgart.de/seekrieg/km/sboot/sdiv-mm.htm - German reference site

http://www.wlb-stuttgart.de/seekrieg/km/sboot/s-lit.htm - German S-Boote book list

 

Parts Suppliers

(that I have used and I recommend)

www.ksmetals.com - K&S metals - the best source of high quality brass tubing on the planet, USA.

www.eflypower.com - Brushless motors, controllers, Li-Poly batteries, chargers (airplane based), HK.

www.batterieswholesale.com - Batteries (NiMH), chargers, marine esc's, USA.

www.maxamps.com - IB4200, GP4300 NiMH and huge high performance Lipoly batteries - 12,000 mAH, USA.

www.raboesch.com - The best model propellers, Netherlands.

www.hobby-exporter.com - who sells which brands internationally, a great reseller finding tool!

www.modelflight.com.au - Specialists in everything for airplanes and some stuff for boats, AXI, Kontronic motors etc. also good info on batteries, chargers etc, Australia

www.floataboat.com.au - Adrian Brewer's great boat shop in Ringwood Victoria, sells Raboesch props and many many scale boat fittings, Australia

http://aircraft-world.com - High tech brushless motor stuff, USA.

http://www.midwestproducts.com- Midwest products supply some great materials

http://www.gsitek-props.co.uk - Makers of scale props and shafts, UK.

http://www.allerc.com - Hyperion Brushless Motors and other performance stuff, USA.

http://www.airstrike.com.au - Hyperion Brushless Motors and E-Meters, Australia.

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Suppliers that I have not yet used but look very interesting

http://www.Model-Ships.co.uk  Model Sailboats - Find the most stunning model ship online at discount prices. Our all Model Sailboats are laser cut throughout and are produced in Italy.

http://www.modelbrass.com/torpedoes/torpedoes.htm - Frank Ricucci's gas powered torpedo's

http://www.prop-shop.co.uk - Simon Higgin's great propellers

http://www.gmsmodeling.pl.ru/home.html - A fantastic modelling supplier in St Petersburg, Russia.

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Zenoah Engine Links

http://www.rctek.com/dyno/zenoah_g230rc_dyno_test.html  - Dyno testing with many different tuned pipes

 

Fast Model Boat Links

http://www.drcwebservices.com/lasaw/default3.htm  - NAMBA Fast Electric Straight Lines - 100 mph is possible!

 

Question: I happened to be watching the old movie PT-109 the other day and the Australian coast watcher in the movie stated in his radio transmissions the words "Peter Tare." I always thought this was his name, but someone told me that "Peter" and "Tare" were part of the old phonetic alphabet. Do you know?

Answer: In researching the answer to this question, we found there are dozens of phonetic alphabets used by many different groups. The words "Peter" and "Tare" were part of the pre-1954 Navy radio alphabet. Here is that complete alphabet: Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox, George, How, Item, Jig, King, Love, Mike, Nan, Oboe, Peter, Queen, Roger, Sugar, Tare, Uncle, Victor, William, X-ray, Yoke, Zebra.

Courtesy of:  The Experimental Aircraft Association, SOWELA Barnstormers, Chapter 541 of Louisiana, Inc.

 

Lilydale Model Yacht Club

A panoramic view of the 20 or so contestants and yachts at Lillydale Lake (Victoria, Australia) June 18th 2005, I had taken the new Hull-2 for it's first real swim and these guy's were going to be racing for another few hours, doh,  so I went to a smaller pond nearby.

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