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PC 461 Class
Patrol Craft


Iron Shipwright
1:350 Scale
Full Hull Model


Preview
by
Rob Mackie


Cover.jpg (7660 bytes)Popularly known as "Subchasers", the 369 Patrol Craft launched during WW2 escorted convoys, hunted submarines, sank small craft, shot down airplanes, bombarded landing areas and led landing craft on to invasion beaches. Designed to be easily produced in small yards and manned by reservists with minimal sea experience, PCs were used in all theatres. Wm. J. Veigele recently published the definitive book on this class. Read the Warship review (click here) for background on these tough 173' vessels.

The Iron Shipwright PC 461 Class Patrol Craft is a 1:350 scale one-piece full hull model. It depicts a typical PC of the most numerous (by far) PC class. Priced at $25, it is now available direct from Commanders Models, Inc., as well as dealers that regularly stock this line (Pacific Front, Rocky Mountain Shipyard, APC Hobbies et al). It is especially suitable as a first resin kit. Most of the detail is cast into the one-piece resin hull, so minimal construction is required. The kit includes all necessary etched brass.

For further information contact

Commanders Models, Inc.
Iron Shipwright Series
551 Wegman Road
Rochester, NY  14624
Phone: 1-888-IRONSHIP  (1-888-476-6744)
Email: dparis@eznet.net

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Excellent photo of PC 472 Aug '42
Click to enlarge

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PC 1264 commissioning

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Bridge of PC 1264

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Starboard profile
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Deckhouse closeup
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Quarterdeck closeup
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Port profile and ruler
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Small resin parts
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Etched brass
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Instructions
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Instructions

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