Airforce Patrol Craft + An Unusual Car


AIRFORCE PATROL CRAFT - CLIPPER AUGUST 1939 RNZAF - T COLLINS COLLECTION EX MUSEUM - I.D. PH-2013-7-TC-B731-03

Airforce Patrol Craft

The above photo is dated 1939 & is from the Tudor Collins collection. Only really posted it to have a boat in today story.

15-10-2017 Harold Kidd Input
The launch in the pic is one of the Hubert Scott-Paine 40 footers imported at the beginning of 1940 for TEAL and taken over by the Air Force. W6? Below is a photo of W2.

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But for some serious boat porn, check out James Dreyer’s latest photos of ‘Laughing Lady’ on his Seven Oceans Boatworks Facebook page – click link

The really story is the XK150 Jag below, It was owned by Mr Gardner of Gardner Engines in the UK), Thats him standing alongside it. He re-engined it with a Gardner diesel back in the late1950’s. Rumour has it while the acceleration was not great once off the line she was a flyer 😉 Probably priceless if still around today. Boat & Jag photos ex Ken Ricketts

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15-10-2017 Harold Kidd Input – Lyn Buchanan of John Chambers & Co put a 4 cylinder Gardner in his Packard about 1931. Photo below.

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10 thoughts on “Airforce Patrol Craft + An Unusual Car

  1. There was only 40 approx all alloy 4lk gardners built. The rest were typical cast iron heads and blocks with alloy crankcase.
    Only two 6lk engines were built which is a pity.

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  2. The Packard was scrapped any years ago. Do you like those Wood-Lites? I had a pair for my Kissel Gold Bug but couldn’t see that they worked any better than the factory issue. Interesting optics though..

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  3. Re the XK150 it was advertised in the eighties, so a collector may have it, performance it did not have but fuel economy was wonderful.

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  4. Harold, is that Packard of Lyn C still around?? those little 4LK engines were all light alloy and ran so sweetly

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  5. Lyn Buchanan of John Chambers & Co put a 4 cylinder Gardner in his Packard about 1931. Pic to Alan.

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  6. W2 was a much less up to date vessel. I’ve sent a pic of her to Alan.
    The launch in the pic is one of the Hubert Scott-Paine 40 footers imported at the beginning of 1940 for TEAL and taken over by the Air Force. W6?

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