Every historian and American who grew up in the 50s, 60s and 70s can associate PT-109, a WWII torpedo patrol boat, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the President of the United States. On April 23, 1943, Lieutenant Junior Grade John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was given command of PT-109. They took part in the US invasion of Rendova Island/New Georgia. PT-109 was rammed . . . 'Cut in half' . . . and left in flames by an enemy destroyer the Amagiri on August 2nd, 1943. Miraculously, only two crewmembers were killed, and only two others were badly injured. The seamen reached Plum Pudding Island, 3.5 miles away. Surviving on coconuts and with the help of local islanders, the remaining crew and their Captain were rescued. In 2002, the wreckage of PT-109 was located.
Life begins again in 1/35 scale . . .
Different models representing PT-109 have been made since WWII, but these models weren't scaled with precision molding and pinpoint detail accuracy. With dedication to historical exactness, exhaustive research, and engineering excellence, Italeri's Culture of Modeling has brought the PT-109 back to life like never before and aimed at the most seasoned and professional modelers. With photo reference manual, beautifully detailed instruction documents, and photo-etched frets, this is the definitive 1/35 scale model of one of the most famous boats of all time.
- Precision molding, detailed accuracy
- Photo reference manual written by MRC which includes many little known facts about the PT-109
- Over 27 inches long
- Beautifully detailed with photo-etched frets and Cartograf decals
Italeri no. 555613.