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