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Author Topic: Looking For Plans of Vietnam Era Monitor River Boats, Zippo etc.  (Read 2368 times)

George

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  Hi

 Anyone know of OR have plans of a Monitor Style River Craft used during the Vietnam War. The one I am looking for is called a Zippo, for its flame thrower weapon. I would be interested in any Vietnam Era Monitor plans as well.

 Thanks, George
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brockya

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Re: Looking For Plans of Vietnam Era Monitor River Boats, Zippo etc.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 12:26:17 PM »

Hi George.
I too am very interested in the Brown Water Navy and in the December 1989 issue of Marine Modelling Monthly there were basic plans for a river monitor from which I made my model of a river assault division 112 monitor, the Zippo was the same design just the armament change, It was great fun I lost count of the cocktail sticks used for the bar armour!! if you let me have your address I can post you the very copy of the magazine as I wont need it again and doubt if you can get it on back issues now. Another very good book is Riverine by Jim Mesko published in 1985 by squadron/signal, again I don't know if this is still around maybe on Ebay.
 Deans do make a kit of the Monitor of course.
Get in touch if I can be of help.
Richard.
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brockya

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Re: Looking For Plans of Vietnam Era Monitor River Boats, Zippo etc.
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 12:35:55 PM »

Hi George.
Another pic of my monitor
Richard
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Re: Looking For Plans of Vietnam Era Monitor River Boats, Zippo etc.
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 05:12:24 PM »

Very nice looking Monitor Richard, thinking of doing some plastic magic on the Tamiya Pibber kit.

Robert
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brockya

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Re: Looking For Plans of Vietnam Era Monitor River Boats, Zippo etc.
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 07:59:45 PM »

Thanks very much Robert.
There are two copies of the Riverine book on Ebay at the moment, I can strongly recommend it for text, pics and drawings of very many of the brown water craft, including the Pibber. Its suprising how many types of vessels were involved.
Richard.
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GG

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Re: Looking For Plans of Vietnam Era Monitor River Boats, Zippo etc.
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008, 12:02:58 PM »

George,
          Plans for simple RC models of the Monitor and ATCH were published in "Model Boats" in August 2002 and January 1996 repectively.
GlynnG
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