This set of two torpedo tubes represents the aft pair of torpedo tubes mounted to many World War Two US Navy PT Boats such as the famous PT-109 commanded by then-Lieutenant John F. Kennedy. The forward tubes have differently shaped forward carriage slides and are available separately. The Mk.18 Torpedo Tube was used early in the war until replaced by roll-off racks for aircraft-type Mk.13 torpedoes. A good reference for PT boats can be found on NavSource (click here).
This model kit is not a 3D-printed copy of any plastic model kit's parts. It is designed from actual builder’s blueprints. Therefore, it may not be the same size or shape of your plastic kit's parts. Some adjustment of your plastic kit's parts may be needed for best fit.
accurately scaled from scans of original Electric Boat Company manufacturer's blueprints dated 3 December 1942.
details confirmed from careful study of period photographs
accurately depicts the different features of the port tube and the starboard tube
separate aft turntable and forward carriage slide permitting the modeler to display the tubes in their stowed position or rotated outward 12.5 degrees for firing. Tubes can also be displayed dismounted
detailed concave breech door with stiffener details