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by reinaart
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Lend-lease Vosper MTB 281
Replies: 18
Views: 19870

Re: Lend-lease Vosper MTB 281

This probably explains why there is so little info about this MTB Flotilla (disbanded after only a year and apparently not much action) : "Motor Torpedo Boats (M.T.Bs) In June 1943 three flotillas of Vosper 72 ft. Motor Torpedo Boats were commissioned in Bombay and Calcutta. Later 22 boats of these ...
by reinaart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Lend-lease Vosper MTB 281
Replies: 18
Views: 19870

Lend-lease Vosper MTB 281

Hi, I'm looking for info on/photos of lend-lease Annapolis Vospers used by the Royal Indian Navy. I found one pic on the IWM site showing MTB 281 and two sister boats. Apparently these MTBs belonged to the 17th Flotilla. For some reason there do not seem to be (m)any pics of these particular vessels...
by reinaart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 14102

Re: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard

To my delight I noticed today that the IWM photos I was looking for have been digitised in the mean time. I get the impression that many other interesting MTB pics have also been digitised recently. I suggest using search words "MTB" and "Leghorn".

Regards,

Arjan
by reinaart
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General Organisation
Topic: Malta Coastal Forces
Replies: 8
Views: 14789

Re: Malta Coastal Forces

I happened across a thread on a Packard engine found in a scrapyard in Malta: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?19555-Is-this-an-MTB-engine http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/ArjanWiskerke/Annapolis/Packard_zps372bb9b4.jpg This pic seems to show the same Jacob's Lend-lease Vospers as in...
by reinaart
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Newsreel Footage
Topic: New Lend-lease Vospers tested by RN
Replies: 0
Views: 4552

New Lend-lease Vospers tested by RN

Some nice shots of American built Annapolis Vospers MTB 375, 376 and 378:

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/us-te ... o+boats+US

Arjan
by reinaart
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 14102

Re: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard

The IWM have been steadily digitising more of their photographs, so if you keep checking back you may eventually find these online. A 27452–A 27455 along with others already published on the site are by the same photographer, Lt F A Hudson, so I'm not sure why if they digitise items in batches, the...
by reinaart
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 14102

Re: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard

Thanks for the pic, it's clearer than the one I've got. I think I would like to build MTB 378 in its later guise, that is with the twin Vickers guns replaced by the twin Oerlikon: http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/ArjanWiskerke/Annapolis/120596001_zps2160b4fc.jpg I don't know if MTB 375 and 3...
by reinaart
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 14102

Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard

Hi, I'm new on this board and I'm looking for photos of the lend-lease Vospers I can use for my build. Unfortunately, photos of Jacob's and Annapolis lend-lease Vospers appear to be pretty rare. I like to combine my love for history and modelling. Here's my build, not much progress so far but that i...

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