Author Topic: PT Boats - Elco, Vosper, Schnellboot etc...  (Read 5035 times)

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Re: PT Boats - Elco, Vosper, Schnellboot etc...
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2019, 12:54:52 PM »
Interesting.  The use of the Merlin makes me wonder about a airboat cross with something like the Vosper one above.  Maybe with a big shroud around the propeller?

https://youtu.be/5CRG9hPCk7o
Saunders Roe "Solent" Hydroglider
Built by Saunders Roe at their Cornubia Yard on the Isle of Wight.
Launched Sept. 1931; length: 28', beam: 7'; 140hp 9-cylinder
Clerget rotary with 6' diameter prop.



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Re: PT Boats - Elco, Vosper, Schnellboot etc...
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2019, 08:08:43 PM »
My personal favorites are the flawed but technically very interesting Steam Gun Boats (SGB) built for the Rn in WWII.  The biggest issue was they were virtually small destroyers and needed to be build by yards experienced with destroyers and similar, drastically reducing the numbers that could be built compared to the wooden hulled motor boats.

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Re: PT Boats - Elco, Vosper, Schnellboot etc...
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2019, 02:43:10 AM »
Interesting.  The use of the Merlin makes me wonder about a airboat cross with something like the Vosper one above.  Maybe with a big shroud around the propeller?

https://youtu.be/5CRG9hPCk7o
Saunders Roe "Solent" Hydroglider
Built by Saunders Roe at their Cornubia Yard on the Isle of Wight.
Launched Sept. 1931; length: 28', beam: 7'; 140hp 9-cylinder
Clerget rotary with 6' diameter prop.

Yep, something along those lines.
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Re: PT Boats - Elco, Vosper, Schnellboot etc...
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2019, 07:43:00 AM »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.