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German patrol craft
Biggles2
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 07:15 AM UTC
I've been searching the web for any info or pics (without success) of WWll SMALL German patrol craft - armed launches, impressed foreign craft, sailing vessels, etc., which would be found patrolling coasts, or, in particular, the Agean Islands near Greece. Any info or reference is welcome.
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 07:38 AM UTC
Not sure if this is what your looking for but there night something here.... check under 'fast attack boats' maybe.

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Biggles2
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 07:53 AM UTC
Thanks for the link. 'Vorpostenboot' is more what I was looking for.
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 05:29 AM UTC
There's also this link:

vorpostenboot

...and this one:

Norway

...and this one too:

vorpostenbooten

I googled 'vorpostenboot' and some good stuff came up....



Bob
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 12:04 PM UTC
I have seen the German army use fisherboots in the Greek sea for transporting troops and vehicles. Sometimes the boat was not wide enough so the wheels of the vehicles were hanging over the side of the vessel. I guess they were pretty sure not to encounter a storm

These could easily have been confiscated or bought from the local population and pressed into service as patrolboats or vorpostenboot's.
04090
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007 - 01:40 AM UTC
04090
Hi
I have just built the airfix earley e boat
and the revell s100 it is a dream and
the fit is spot on best of luck
yours cyril