1/48 Royal Navy Thorneycroft MKII Depth Charge Thrower
1/48 Scale Royal Navy Thorneycroft MKII Depth Charge Thrower as used by the Royal Navy and Allied Navies on a wide range of WW2 vessels. Highly detailed part modelled from plans and many reference photographs taken at Portsmouth Historic Naval Dockyard.
- Highly detailed and accurate part, modelled from the John Lambert plans and photographic reference
Details include: DC Carrier and Stalk, Firing Mechanism, Support Web, Safety Key, Base Plate, Set Screw, Cast Ring and Cast Strap
- Comes with Stalk and MKVII Depth Charge printed separately
- Manufacturers logo (Thornycroft) cast onto main launcher side.
Depth charge thrower Mark II, 1939 was the usual thrower on 'Flowers' for most of the war, the basic design of the Mark II dated from 1917, weighed about 10cwt including the carrier and could throw a standard Mark VII depth charge 40 yards. Its main drawback was a separate carrier which required space for stowage and was expended when a oc was fired. The improved Mark IV thrower was not introduced into 'Flowers' until late in the war.