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JEno

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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2009, 11:55:24 »
Sorry

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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2009, 12:35:17 »
A real beauty!!!

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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2009, 08:27:01 »
Looking good Jonathan, thanks.
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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2009, 02:11:22 »
Found this on the net last night 8)
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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2009, 10:22:01 »
With the picture this time.
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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2009, 04:58:21 »
Beautiful! Thanks
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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2009, 12:00:41 »
Found this one while looking for something else on the WEB.
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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2010, 06:31:14 »
Thank You All for the wonderful information you have shared. An especial Thanks to TuggerDave for the link he sent me about the V-4.
What I love the most about modeling is that the information about ships never seems to stop developing. During WW2 the US built quite a few classes of ships, especially DE's that were of foreign design. In this case British. Thru TuggerDave, I have now learned that V-4's were essencially copies of the Zwarte Zee of L.Smit & Co. I believe her to have been the third tug of that name. She crossed over to England before the Germans could seize her and was apparently examined and copied by the US Maritime Commission. Photos of the Zwarte Zee and v-4's show the remarkable similarity of lines.
Jonathan

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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2010, 16:35:43 »
What with everyone building tows for their tugs, I thought to build an appropriate one for my V-4. Therefore I've decided to attempt to recreate a Phoenix. For those in the dark, Phoenixes were rather large concrete structures that were towed to Normandy following the D-Day invasion. Their function was to create a breakwater, of sorts, enclosing a Mulberry. Mulberry was the name for the two artificial harbors created to supply the Allied armies of the invasion.
 I've located some photos of Phoenixes, but I've not been able to locate any plans. If anyone out there happens to know the whereabouts of some, please e-mail me. many Thanks
Jonathan
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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2010, 03:09:33 »
Found these in an out of print book.
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Re: V-4 tugs at Normandy
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2010, 14:56:57 »
Model Tug Man,
Thank you again for the scans. In answer to your question, Yes I will post my build. As soon as I develop a plan of action, I'll get to work.
I've run some quick numbers and it appears that this Phoenix will displace around 128.5 pounds, more than I care to lift! I need to plan around her displacement.
Cheers
Jonathan