Early Gato/Prewar class Flood Vent template 1/72 scale
FLOOD VENT TEMPLATES by Nautilus Models (not to be confused with the Nautilus Drydocks!)
The Trumpeter Gato kits lack one of the most important features for any submarine: The free flood openings and the flood vents found along the bottom of the boat. Without these features, the boat would be little more than a low riding destroyer. These templates are designed to be used along the bottom of the hull (the keel) and are located in the following positions. Please note that not all sheets will have all of the numbers indicated, due to the different patterns.
72-703 Gato/Prewar Classes Flood Templates
This set is designed for the majority of the boats. This pattern was used on the early Gato class units, plus the prewar Gar, Tambor and Sargo classes. It is designed to be applied between the weld lines present on kit hull and includes the free flood openings, flood vents, fuel tank manhole covers and sonar openings.