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Offline Mike Norris

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Show us your 'Kitten'
« on: April 12, 2021, 07:53:57 PM »
Hi all,
The finished 1:32nd scale model of the Port Victoria PV.7 'Grain Kitten'.
A prototype 'disposable' fighter, intended to be launched from towed pontoons or ship mounted platforms in the English Channel.
The intention was to intercept Zeppelins, that were attacking England, whilst they were still out over the sea.
At the end of the flight, the pilot was to ditch in the sea, then somehow get out of this tiny aircraft and probably at night - brave men indeed,
Needless to say the PV.7 and it's sister the Port Victoria PV.8 'Eastchurch Kitten' never went into operational service.


PS: The slack landing wire (left side) has been tightened.

Served in the RAF for 27 years - now a retired Military Aerospace Technical Author/editor.

Offline gbrivio

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Re: Show us your 'Kitten'
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 04:44:24 AM »
Great, unusual model. This also could be a good idea for an ultra light aircraft.

Offline RAGIII

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Re: Show us your 'Kitten'
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 12:36:46 AM »
Excellent Mike. Oddly one of My favorite of your builds!
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