John's Model Shipyard MV201 T2 tanker, a kit to make a standard WW2 tanker 1/1200
The T2 tanker kit is a 1/1200 scale 3D printed kit to make a model of one of the many tankers that kept Britain supplied with oil throughout the Battle of the Atlantic. This resin print is made by John's Model Shipyard, No. MV201. Paint, glue and metal or plastic rod are required to complete a model from this basic kit.
The T2 tankers were based on an American Mobil Oil tanker design and was ordered long before the USA joined the fighting in WW2. The idea was to offer a standard design as part of Roosevelt's New Deal to give America more control over the shipping moving her goods around the world. As soon as war broke out, more of these standard tankers were ordered to serve the needs of the US Navy and American oil companies. Several versions of these ships appeared but the kit is based on the original variant which was a shade over 500ft long and powered by steam turbines for 16.5kt. Later versions were about 526ft long and had less powerful engines.
The larger image shows a made up version in 1941 in overall grey but as yet unarmed and only lightly weathered.