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MikeA

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what is a perkasa?
« on: July 17, 2011, 04:07:19 pm »

sorry for my stupidty. is it the name of a model company or is it a class if real boat? :embarrassed:
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The long Build

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 04:15:28 pm »

Thread here about one being built
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Watchleader

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 04:18:14 pm »

Nothing stupid about the question. :-)
If you haven't come across the word, how will you know what it is?
It's a Motor Torpedo Boat. 96ft long and capable of speeds of 60 knots+ :o :o
Designed and manufactured by Vosper Thorneycroft in the 50's/60's
Perkasa is the name given to it when it was bought and used by the Malaysain navy.
Checkout my avatar. :-))
John
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MikeA

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 04:33:09 pm »

thanks i looked in the net and theres a lot of articles bout scale model ones but cant find a lot on the real thing
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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 06:12:56 pm »

The Perkasa were designed and built for the British Admiralty in 1954-59
they had three Rolls Royce Marine Proteus gas turbines as their main power plant,
driving through reverse/reduction vee-drive gearboxes to fully-cavitating propellers.
They were the first warships in the world to be fitted with these engines,
they have maximum speed between 50 and 60 knots. Most have diesel auxiliary engines for
cruising and manoeuvring. They are hard-chine, planing boats, 96 ft. in length. The
armament generally consists of two 40 mm L.60 Bofors guns and four 21-in
torpedoes carried in side-launching chutes.
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bikerdude666

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 06:36:30 pm »

Wasn't hms gay archer a Perkasa? Bloke I worth with knows the current owner, keep trying to get him to take me out on it but no luck so far :(
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mikearace

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 06:47:10 pm »

No the Gays were much earlier around 1952 and forerunners of the Dark class.  The 2 Brave class were from the same design as the Perkasa with variations and there were also Greek Danish and German versions of the Brave/Perkasa and Ferocity.  The Cutlass, Scimitar and Sabre Fast Training Boats were further developments but on a smaller scale and with different engine arrangments.  There is a lot more to it than that simplified response but thats about it in a nutshell.
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The long Build

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 07:46:38 pm »

Thread here about one being built

Doh never put the link on and now I can't find it...

Think this might have been the one.
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9865.0
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Watchleader

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 08:28:41 pm »

Hi Mad Mike

Try this link  :-)) :-))

http://sites.google.com/site/kdperkasa/Home/the-real-boat

Puts it all into perspective for you.  O0  O0  ok2

John
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nick_75au

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 08:05:20 am »

Well that answers my question about 1 or 2 s's I've been doing it wrong {:-{


Nick
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MikeA

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Re: what is a perkasa?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 10:38:14 am »

thanks very much
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