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Kingston Mouldings
Kingston Mouldings

 

Hull Length:910mm (35") Beam:220mm (9") Scale:1/32nd

Only two Brave class 50 knot gas turbine powered fast patrol boats to this design were built by Vosper for the Royal Navy, but larger numbers of a slightly simplified export version of the same basic design were built for the navies of Denmark, Greece, West Germany, and Malaysia of which Perkasa is one example, and all of the boats served with distinction in these navies for many years. Braves were armed with 40mm guns, torpedo tubes and wire-guided surface-to-surface missiles. Three unarmed fast training boats, Cutlass, Sabre & Scimitar also served in the RN for some years, and they also were essentially similar to the Brave class with the same basic hull form, though just two instead of three gas turbine engines. The detailed plans for both Brave Borderer & Perkasa were produced from original Vosper drawings and photographs. The first photo is a relatively simple model of Brave Borderer, the second is the full size Brave Borderer at high speed, and the third is an excellent Perkasa built by Ande Ma of Hong Kong.