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Steve Vick's USS TRUTTA

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post
    Dave,
    She had that dorsal rudder mod when you were aboard?

    Learning al about.these stinky old diesel boats. LOL Tons of neat stuff I never realized was there until actually starting the research.
    No. A few boats in our squadron had them, but our topside mud-tank was free of that thing. I suppose Steve added it to improve the models turning radius in pools.

    David

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  • QuarterMaster
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    Dave,
    She had that dorsal rudder mod when you were aboard?

    Learning al about.these stinky old diesel boats. LOL Tons of neat stuff I never realized was there until actually starting the research.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
    started a topic Steve Vick's USS TRUTTA

    Steve Vick's USS TRUTTA


    I was digging through my negatives and ran across these ones that chronicled the excellent job Steve Vick did converting the Scale Shipyard 1/96 GATO/BALAO/TENCH kit into a very good representation of my old boat, the USS TRUTTA.



















    Steve did the model proper, I did the WTC. I developed a 'gear splitter' to derive a two-shaft (counterrotating) output from a single motor.

    The time frame is the mid-90's.

    David
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