Keystone C-5 Mosquito Boat Part of #671 Battle Fleet

Keystone C-5 Mosquito Boat Part of #671 Battle Fleet

Keystone C-5 Mosquito Boat
Part of #671 Battle Fleet

This is a C-5 Mosquito Boat that measure 9.5″ x 3″.  The boat is part of the #671 Battle Fleet set that was in introduced in the 1942-43 catalog. There is a small gap in the center of the boat that allowed a rubber band through to hold a torpedo to either side of the upper deck.  In the same catalog the #201 Shooting Battleship that is the same size but more simplistic in design was renamed the Shooting Mosquito Boat.  The designation on the side of the #201 stayed  C-5 U.S. Coast Defense though.  So now there are two different boats that look different, with different model numbers, that are called by the same name.  To this point I am not aware that the Mosquito boat was ever issued individually, only as part of set #671.

From my private collection.

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