Vosper 73 ft M.T.B. - B521S


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Vosper 73 ft M.T.B.
[B521S]

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including the changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

First in a brand-new series, this 6 ft-1 in scale model superbly reproduces the Vosper 73 ft. M.T.B., armed with 4 x 18" torpedoes, twin oerlikons and machine guns. The Royal Navy used this type of boat, very effectively, to harass enemy shipping in the later stages of the Second World War. They entered service in 1944 and were powered by three 3-V12 Packard engines producing 4050 b.h.p supercharged; this gave them a top speed of 38/40 knots. they were fitted with radar and w/t and needed a crew of 13. This finely detailed kit contains 162 parts. - Taken from the 9th edition catalogue (1971)

13th edition catalogue (1976), listed as Vosper M.T.B. from Vosper 73 ft M.T.B..

1983 edition catalogue, listed as Vosper MTB from Vosper M.T.B..

1989 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1989 edition catalogue, listed as Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat from Vosper MTB.


Airfix Series (first appearance): 5
First Issued: 1972


Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 4: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 16: Roy Cross


This kit appeared in these catalogues:
9th Edition (1971) Ref: B521S
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 05701-1
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 05701-1
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 05701-1
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 05280-9
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 05280-9
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 05280-9
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 05280-9
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 05280-9
1982 Edition Ref: 05280-9
1983 Edition Ref: 9 05280
1984 Edition Ref: 9 05280
1989 Edition Ref: 05280
1990 Edition Ref: 05280
1992 Edition Ref: 05280
1993 Edition Ref: 05280
1994 Edition Ref: 05280
1995 Edition Ref: 05280
1996 Edition Ref: 05280
1997 Edition Ref: 05280
1998 Edition Ref: 05280
1999 Edition Ref: 05280
2000 Edition Ref: 05280
2004 Edition Ref: 05280
2005 Edition Ref: 05280
2006 Edition Ref: 05280
2007 Edition Ref: 05280
2008 Edition Ref: A05280
2009 Edition Ref: A05280
2010 Edition Ref: A05280
2013 Edition Ref: A05280
2014 Edition Ref: A05280
2015 Edition Ref: A05280



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