has been put into this set on the proper stylings of the numbers
used by the ELCO 80' boats. Evidently, there were two very obvious
styles of numbers ever used by the 80 footers. The all-white, unshadowed
version, and the white with black shadows type, both reflected in
this set. There were other kinds, but probably the more obscure
This set help
corrects the kit decal inaccuracies in Italeri's fabulous Elco 80'
kit. Not only the positions of the "shadows" in on the
decals was inaccurate, the corners of the "shadows" were
Also, this set
is what you really need if you want to enjoy the full flexibility
of marking your boat after ALMOST any ELCO 80' you wish, including
the all-time famous John F. Kennedy's PT109, which evidently used
white-only "109" numbers without the "PT" prefix.
FYI, Mid-to-Late PT boats (like the Elco 80') hardly ever (if not
never) used the "PT" prefix, thus these would be redundant
if included. Only early war patrol boats used them. Even so, the
numbers used by early PT boats were of a different styling altogether.