WHY?

Every historian and American who grew up in the 50's, 60's and 70's 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.
  • 1/35th scale
  • Photo-etched fret, ropes and screws are included for increased realism
  • Authentic markings included
  • Torpedoes can be assembled with or without protective nose covers and can be positioned in either transportation or launch position
  • Paint and glue not included

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