Armidale Class Patrol Boat

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9 years 1 month ago #1 by Taylor
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Those of you who may have seen the TV series on Prime called Sea Patrol will recognise this.

This is the Australian Navys Armidale Class Patrol Boat which replaced the Fremantle class ships in 2005.
www.defence.gov.au/dmo/esd/jp2043/images...lass_Patrol_Boat.jpg

Put aside the fact that the Sea Patrol story lines are somewhat on the corny side, the Armidale class boat labelled HMAS Hammersly is cool looking boat with that massive gun on the front.

Does anyone know if there is a kit available of this boat and if so where would I likely be able to get hold of one?

Searches through google haven't revealed much so I wounder if the nautical modellers out there may know more.

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9 years 1 month ago #2 by Dean
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No eBay APP ID défined in Kunena configuration

Sounds like you'd need to put in a lot of work but cheap enough.

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9 years 1 month ago - 9 years 1 month ago #3 by sjr_76
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Taylor wrote: Put aside the fact that the Sea Patrol story lines are somewhat on the corny side, the Armidale class boat labelled HMAS Hammersly is cool looking boat with that massive gun on the front.

The Armidale class are a great looking ship, but by naval stands it's gun isn't really that big, but the M242 Bushmaster 25mm auto cannon packs a nasty wallop especially for what those patrol craft are doing and its also the same as mounted on the kiwi LAV's and RNZN patrol craft.
25mm Bushmaster Auto Cannon

5inch 127mm Naval cannon the same as the Kiwi ANZACs, nothing quite like the feeling of the ship shaking and the smell of cordite as this bad boy fires

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9 years 1 month ago #4 by CyNaKyL
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9 years 1 month ago #5 by RayS
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I know a guy over on this side of our little pond that is making Armidale hulls in sizes form 1/350 up to 1/50. He is also making soem fittings such as gun the gun mount available. I believe he also has a set of plans drawn up that he also sells.

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