COBI PT-109 Torpedo Boat Set
At 3700 pieces, the COBI PT-109 Torpedo Boat Set is COBI’s biggest set ever! The set will be available in two editions, one limited and one standard, with the Limited edition sporting additional crew mini figures. Typically the USA will only see the standard edition which you can pre-order through us when it is about one month away from arriving on US soil. However, seeing this will be a historical set with special significance for USA Customers, we may see the limited edition as well.
The COBI PT-109 Torpedo Boat will feature a detailed interior that should impress even the most critical COBI collector! The 1/35 scale set will be very large and is definitely going to require a healthy amount of desk space or an ample shelf.
As with all COBI sets, the PT-109 Torpedo Boat will come with detailed easy to read instructions is recommended for children 12 years and older. Younger builders may want to check out the COBI Mark II PBR set here or the COBI RMS Titanic Set here.
How do COBI bricks stack up agains LEGO? We genuinely believe you will be impressed with the quality of COBI bricks. They are made in the EU from the same materials as LEGO bricks and each COBI set features a ton of very unique, LEGO compatible bricks that you won’t find in any other brand. COBI is not a cheap LEGO knock off but an improvement on the great brand we all grew up to love. COBI focuses on detailed collectible military sets and that’s what you really want anyways right? If you are hesitant and would like to try test the COBI quality, be sure to try out one of the COBI 1:48 scale tanks or aircraft as they will provide you with a good representation of the block quality. You can also read our blog post from 2020 titled “COBI Vs Lego understanding the difference” here.
The COBI PT-109 Torpedo Boat Set parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with the quality of COBI sets. COBI Sets differ in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
Both children and adults will get hours of enjoyment from this COBI PT-109 Torpedo Boat Set . Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
Elco PT-109 Torpedo Boat History:
The PT-109 was an 80’ Elco PT boat (patrol torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant (junior grade) John F. Kennedy, future United States President, in the Pacific theater during World War II. His actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of PT-109 made him a war hero. PT-109‘s ramming by a Japanese destroyer contributed to Kennedy’s long-term back problems and required months of hospitalization at Chelsea Naval Hospital. Kennedy’s postwar campaigns for elected office referred often to his service on PT-109.
PT-109 belonged to the PT-103 class, hundreds of which were completed between 1942 and 1945, by Elco, in Bayonne, New Jersey. The ship’s keel was laid 4 March 1942, as the seventh motor torpedo boat (MTB) of the 80-foot-long (24 m) class built by Elco, and was launched on 20 June and delivered to the Navy on 10 July 1942 to be fitted out in the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn.
PT-109 could accommodate a crew of three officers and 14 enlisted men, with the typical crew size between 12 and 14. Fully loaded, it displaced 56 tons.
The Elco boats were the largest PT boats operated by the U.S. Navy during World War II. At 80 feet (24 m) and 40 tons, they had strong wooden hulls, constructed of two layers of 1-inch (2.5 cm) mahogany planking, excellent for speed, but provided very limited protection in combat.
To learn more about the real vehicle that inspired the COBI PT-109 Torpedo Boat Set visit Wikipedia page here.
About Cobi Brick Sets:
Cobi brick sets are compatible with all other top quality brick brands. Cobi Bricks are made in Poland (European Union) and the sets are full of unique parts made just for adding realism to each set. These sets may require more attention to build due to the numerous parts and “layered” approach that Cobi Brick sets use. Cobi Brick sets come with super detailed and easy to use colored instructions.
Don’t see a set you are looking for? Please use the Request a COBI Set Form here. We are very small and are adding as many sets as possible. If you are willing to pre-order we are usually able to add the set(s) to our net order. We typically re-order weekly/bi-weekly.
Warbricks.com is a family owned small business. We stand behind all our products and want you to know that Cobi Bricks are compatible with other top quality building bricks. We started Warbricks after we saw how much our own children loved playing with Cobi Tanks and airplanes. We believe your family and loved ones will love them as well.
What to expect when you order:
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