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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Torpilleur 275







I spotted this fantastic model of a French torpedo boat in the local maritime museum across the river a couple of days ago. It's about 1/40th scale or thereabouts and entirely scratch built. There's a very interesting set of explanatory notes alongside the display which details its service as a patrol, anti-submarine and life boat during the First World War. I wouldn't fancy going to sea in one of these, especially in bad weather, as it must have been like riding a torpedo armed metal surfboard.

3 comments:

  1. THose are some great models Jim, but I ahve to ask - I don't really want to, but feel compelled to - why is there a petrol pump next to the display? :)

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  2. A neat little model. I wouldn't want to be aboard the original if any kind of sea was running.

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  3. Good question...the museum is next to the old ferry crossing across the river and the pump was used to fill up while the drivers waited.

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