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Quonset Huts
« on: January 19, 2008, 10:51:55 AM »
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This kit reproduces the original Quonset huts developed during WWII. The most common design created a standard size of 20 by 48 ft (6 by 15 m) with 10 ft (3 m) radius, allowing 720 square feet (67 m²) of usable floor space. Other sizes were developed, including 20 by 40 ft (6 by 12 m) and 40 by 100 ft (12 by 30 m) warehouse models. After the war, the U.S. military sold the surplus Quonset huts to the public and industry for $1,000 each.

The hut required less than one hour to assemble and I used CA for the test model. The 40 by 100 with double doors is next.




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Re: Quonset Huts
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 11:38:20 AM »
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Very cool. That looks alot better than the Rix huts.

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Re: Quonset Huts
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008, 12:49:23 PM »
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Hey that looks great .

From the late '40's to '53 I lived in those in the South Bronx . There was a whole development of them for the post WW2 service men at what is now the southern end of the Bronx River Parkway . Address was 927J Morrison Avenue near Story Road , which was burnt into my sled steering handles . My parents were showcased in the papers for having such a nicely done yard . Many memories . The were long enough to be 2 family , one on each end .

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Re: Quonset Huts
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 07:20:03 AM »
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Excellent work Bob!  :)