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Question? HMS Brave Swordsman Model help

Discussion in 'Ask A Question ??' started by Bombardier, Mar 17, 2018.


  1. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    I received this email from a modeller requesting help.

     
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    More info about The Brave Class Boats

    brave class patrol boats.jpg

    The Bristol aircraft Company engine division were in the forefront of using gas tubines in a marine environment, an area that the Rolls-Royce engine division has continued. In the 1950's the Royal Navy commisioned two boats to be built by Vospers at Porchester, HMS Brave Swordsman and HMS Brave Borderer, both would be powered by 3,500 hp Bristol Pegasus gas turbines that had been developed for the Britannia.

    Publisher Rolls-Royce Limited - Industrial and Marine Gas Turbine Division
    Contributor Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust
    Creator corporate name - Rolls-Royce Limited
    Date creation - Circa 1958
    Source Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust
    Language EN
    Relation larger context for - Fast attack craft
    Coverage Location.Creation Site - Filton
    Rights Rolls-Royce Limited - Industrial and Marine Gas Turbine Division

    http://www.transportarchive.org.uk/getobject.php?rnum=G2275&searchitem=N&mtv=G4&pnum=15
     
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    A video with some closer shots of the bofors and other ares of the boat. Thisis likely 'Brave Borderer' but they are identical boats arent they?



    I have emailed Rolls Royce for help, lets see what they can do.
     
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    I have asked for some help from the great people of the Royal Navy, my request has been passed on to the curatorial team. Hope they have good news for Mike.
     
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    Well I received a reply from the Royal Navy. They didnt have any detailed photos of the Bofors guns but did send me some blueprints that I have now sent on to Mike, I hope they are of use to him. I cannot post them here because I have been told in no uncertain terms they are not for redistribution.

    I await a reply from Mike as to how useful they were ;)
     
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    It seems that whilst I was waiting for the Royal Navy, Mike had been sent some very detailed photographs of the Bofors Mk9, he has informed me that the model he is making will be fully functional and may take him a few more years. Good Luck Mike :)
     
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    The Mk9 was a Mark I am very familiar with from my early RAN days and from my time on patrol boats....loved banging rounds out of the 40/60 although the M2 .50cal was always my favourite by a long shot mil-smile03
     
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  10. colin traveller United Kingdom

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    Is he on some of the model group pages on fb .
     
  11. Bombardier

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    No idea mate possibly
     
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