Following the design of the SGB and its shortcomings,
The Admiralty working in conjunction with British power Boats designed a MGB to fill similar duties but with the simpler construction than that of the SGB design
In 1941 the type 74 design was produced with similar lines to the 1938 PV design but with a considerably stronger structure. This batch is based on one of this group commanded by Lt Cmd Hitchens of E Boat alley fame.
The success of this design resulted in a second order in 1942 for the craft with order for boats from numbers 107 -176. They were powered with 3 shafts x 3 Packard engines giving 4,050 BHP with a top speed of 42 knots in good condition. Weapon fit was one 2pdr gun and a twin 20mm powered mount and two twin 303 Vickers or Lewis gun on pedestal mountings. She carried a compliment of 12 officers and crew
Details of the kit :
The model of this craft, one of the fastest M.G.Bs. to serve during W.W.11, with a top speed of over 40 knots.
The hull of this model is moulded in lightweight glassfibre, with a moulded in rubbing strip that forms a seating for the 1.5mm PLASTIC deck.
The complete superstructure cabin is a vacforming in HI Impact styrene sheet and all deck structure parts are in preprinted 1mm colour plastic.
To complement this most attractive model a full set of fittings in cast metal and resin is included along with propeller shafts, tubes and rudders.
To assist in the construction a FULL SIZE COLOUR PLAN with digitally embedded pictures of the prototype model is provided along with a complete set of comprehensive instructions, plus a set of decals to give a colourfull finished model. As in all of the Deans range, the on the water performance is outstanding.
Scale 1/24 Length 920mm Beam 270mm Sailing weight 2.9kg
Price:£252.65 (Including VAT at 20%)