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To triumphjon.    Re your enquiry about Kris craft Patrol Craft. According to my copy af Jane's Fighting ships edition of 1995-96 the said patrol craft  "Kris" pennant No 34 was built by Vosper Ltd Portsmouth and commisioned on 1 Jan 1966. It's main armament was 2 bofors
40/60. According to the photo the  guns had  a enclosed type of  steel shroud protection
around where the gun operaters sat. It doesnot say what Mark the Bofors gun is.
I trust this will be of some help. You may like to write to Vosper Thornycroft's Public relations Officer in Portsmouth for photos of the patrol craft. I have had great service from Vosper Thornycroft in the past, but had to pay for the service.
 
Regards Mike Harrison.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote triumphjon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2010 at 9:51pm
to date ive been looking at the photos on the malaysian navies web site for reference to the rebiuld of the model , ive tried an email to vosper but not received any response , but maybe i wasnt sending it to the right dept ! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote triumphjon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2010 at 8:58pm
ive already got those thanks ! i was curious as to weather there are any of the vosper plans around that may show some of the armament details ?  looking at the malaysian naval page they have a gun on the front & rear decks , and a short dory behind the funnel , otherwise the rear deck looks bare !

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Does anyone know the actual shade of grey used on Ferocity or her deck colours?
 
Most photos I have seen of her show her with a light grey hull & white superstructure but the other day, I came across a two tone colour scheme which looks like a very dark (Black or Dark Blue?) hull with white on it as well. I'd post the photo but can't see a way of attaching a photo to a forum post. Confused
 
Pity there seems to be no colour photos of her.
 
 
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The link to the two tone scheme is:
 
 
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Hi there,
 
Welcome aboard, curious re "medway508" are you from sunny Medway Towns?
 
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A long time ago, now sunnier Sydney.
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Hi Medway 508, The photo of Ferocity is one of her earlier pictures taken . I think it was taken shortly after begining her sea trials.  the 40 mm Bofors she is carring are a early
Mark of gun[maybe Mk 5,s]  The photos  I recieved from Vosper's depict mark 9 bofors guns with a different paint scheme.  I wrote to Vospers to confirm the colour scheme of Ferocity as depicted in the 3 photos.  The Hull = Admiralty grey, The deck = Dark Grey,
and the hull below waterline = Dark Maroon. These are the colours Vospers told me were
correct. Please remember that Ferocity was built as a private venture Patrol Boat and that
her colour scheme may not have been done to Royal Navy Specifications of that day.
The photos of my model in the BMPB picture gallery are as close to ,and acknowledged by Vospers when I sent pictures to them.
My Ferocity is currently undergoing an powerplant change [in runner electric motor] plus
fitting a sound system of gas Turbine sound [start up and shut down], 40 mm bofor sounds and fog horn.. I hope to have the boat back in the water before November
this year after an absence of some 15 or so years.
 
Regards,
Mike Harrison.
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 September 2012 at 11:57am
Hi Mike!

Hope all is well with you, have you seen this footage;

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8Exhc359o

Ferocity is at the end.

Regards, Christian.

Edited by Pioneer - 17 September 2012 at 12:16pm
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