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I've found this pic on Armchair General  and was wondering what type of MTB it is.


The step fwd of the wheelhouse and the twinned gun tubs  amidships are a new one on me.

I thought for an instant it could be the Revell 1/72 MTB but there's a gap between bridge sides and gun tubs and is flush decked.




scroll to post #38


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Here's what I found regarding these MTB's.


The boats in that photo are Vosper 70' MTB's 20 & 21.  They were 2 of a series of 6 Vosper designed boats - MTB's 20-23 & 29-30.


Nos 20-23 were built by Vosper in Portsmouth & 29-30 were built by Camper & Nicholson, Gosport, in 1939/40.  Armament included  4 - .5" (2X2) machine guns & 2 - 21" torpedo tubes.


MTB's 20, 21, & 23 were sold to the Royal Roumanian Navy in 1940.




Edited by JohnWS

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