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Deans Marine MTB 385 (180)


Product Code: MTB 385

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The third series of M.T.B.s entered service in 1944 and differed from earlier boats in having four tubes instead of two mounted on a flush deck. They had a compliment of 13 men and carried 3 Packard engines as a powerplant. Easily reaching 35 knots gave the craft the edge over many attacking vessels. They were well armed for their size, carrying a twin 20mm Oerlikon. Four 21” torpedo tubes, two twin 303 lewis guns and two rocket flare launchers.
M.T.B..s. usually lay in wait under cover if darkness with their engines off and fired their spread of torpedoes. If discovered they started the engines and tried to avoid any counter measures by sheer speed.

Details of the kit

The model is in the well know scale of 1/24 which gives great scope for detail and an easy to construct kit range of craft, based on a light weight glass fibre hull capturing the racy lines of the prototype.
The deck is of 1/8" resin bonded marine plywood fitted to the top of the rubbing strip which is moulded into the hull for easy construction.
The complete superstructure is constructed from 1mm & .5mm printed plastic, Vacformed plastic mouldings, for the carly float, gun base ring, and battery box, to speed construction. The kit is complete with running gear and along with a full set of weapons and fittings to complement the FULL SIZE PLAN and instructions.


Manufacturer: Deans Marine

Model: MTB 385 (180)


Delivery Information

Delivery times can vary slightly by product due to the different ways that larger items may need to be sent, however a general guide is below:


Digital Articles: Available immediately for download.

Tickets: Orders are often placed some time in advance of the event itself, and whilst we endeavour to dispatch tickets as soon as they become available, this can be anywhere up to 2 weeks before the scheduled date of the event.

X-list Plans: These are scanned and reproduced to order from our plans archive. Whilst it is our intention to complete these tasks quickly they can often still be very time consuming, as a result please allow up to six weeks for the delivery of an X-list plan.

Complete Plan Packs (Sets) These often contain components produced by different manufacturers that are dispatched directly to save time. Generally, most plan packs will consist of :

Plans:  Our plans are usually dispatched by first class post within 1-2 days. These items are printed to order and are therefore not returnable unless there is a problem.

Wood and CNC cut wood packs: These usually take 1-2 days to dispatch and are sent by next day courier.

Vacuum Formed Parts (Canopies, Cowls etc.): These are often made to order and usually take 2-4 days to dispatch. These are again sent by royal mail although methods may vary depending on size.


Please note, all of the items listed above are made/printed to order and are therefore not returnable unless faulty or defective.  For more information please check our returns policy

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