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    Posted: 02 March 2006 at 5:23pm

I have recently completed a 1/24th model of MTB 778, a Fairmile Type D, circa 1944.  I have little information regarding the real vessel: service history, actions etc. as well as fate.  Can anyone help?

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Here is a pic of the model...

She has an LOA of 58" and a beam of 11", 4 motors and shafts operated as 2 pairs and I recently fitted a sound module featuring a digitised recording of the real Packard 2500 V12's.

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Hello Mike,

Re fate of MTB 778

According to the 'Bible's' (Allied Coastal Forces of WW2 - Vol 1) - MTB 778 was completed in Nov 1944 (Dorset Yacht Co . Poole) - became 'attached' to the Sea Cadet Corp (Purfleet) in 1946 and was finally sold on 25 7 '55.

Source: Allied Coastal Forces WW2 - Al Ross, J Lambert.   

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Hi Mike

Finished mine now too.Earlier version than yours,same construction,only 2 motors though.More pics on www button below.

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Hi Christian

Had a quick look at the D and the other models via the WWW button: fantastic work.  Love the D especially.  Interesting to see an early model without the scallops: looks great, well done.

Mike

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Thanks Mike-I see Deans Marine are going to introduce an early D this year,I don't know the price yet though.Am now doing a Fairmile A from scratch to complete the set.
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