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Battlefleet Models "Open Lighter"
Gunny
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 05:04 AM UTC
Ahoy mates!

Join me in a closer look at Battlefleet Models “Open Lighter, (non-self propelled) YC 728, YC 829”, in 1/350 scale resin.


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
#027
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 05:54 PM UTC
Ok. I've got to ask.

Why do they call a barge a "lighter?"
wildspear
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 06:29 PM UTC
Gator,

Ask and ye shall receive


Acronym Definition
YC Prototype Cargo (US military aircraft designation)
YC Open Lighter (Non Self-Propelled)
YC Yacht Club
YC Yale College
YC Yamhill-Carlton
YC Yankee Clipper (amusement park ride)
YC Yellow Card (soccer)
YC Yellowcard (band)
YC YiffChat (website)
YC Yoshi's Cookie (video game)
YC You're Crazy (Guns N' Roses song)
YC Young Coders
YC Young Company (Creative Marketing Communications, Laguna Beach, CA)
YC Youth for Christ
YC Yuba City (city in Northern California)

"lighterage" (lighter)

Definition: (DOD) A small craft designed to transport cargo or personnel from ship to shore. Lighterage includes amphibians, landing craft, discharge lighters, causeways, and barges.
light•er•age(ltr-j)
n. Nautical
1. Transportation of goods on a lighter.
2. The fee charged for lightering.

light•er 2(ltr)
n.
A large flatbottom barge, especially one used to deliver or unload goods to or from a cargo ship or transport goods over short distances.
tr.v. light•ered, light•er•ing, light•ers
To convey (cargo) in a lighter.



LOL! I've wondered and never asked.......
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 06:54 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Gator,

Ask and ye shall receive


Acronym Definition
YC Prototype Cargo (US military aircraft designation)
YC Open Lighter (Non Self-Propelled)
YC Yacht Club
YC Yale College
YC Yamhill-Carlton
YC Yankee Clipper (amusement park ride)
YC Yellow Card (soccer)
YC Yellowcard (band)
YC YiffChat (website)
YC Yoshi's Cookie (video game)
YC You're Crazy (Guns N' Roses song)
YC Young Coders
YC Young Company (Creative Marketing Communications, Laguna Beach, CA)
YC Youth for Christ
YC Yuba City (city in Northern California)

"lighterage" (lighter)

Definition: (DOD) A small craft designed to transport cargo or personnel from ship to shore. Lighterage includes amphibians, landing craft, discharge lighters, causeways, and barges.
light•er•age(ltr-j)
n. Nautical
1. Transportation of goods on a lighter.
2. The fee charged for lightering.

light•er 2(ltr)
n.
A large flatbottom barge, especially one used to deliver or unload goods to or from a cargo ship or transport goods over short distances.
tr.v. light•ered, light•er•ing, light•ers
To convey (cargo) in a lighter.



LOL! I've wondered and never asked.......



"Everything you always wanted to know about Lighters, but were afraid to ask"!...

Thanks Frank!

~Gunny
#027
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 09:12 PM UTC
Ahh, it's a nautical term. Thanks Frank.

You know, I've grown up and lived next to a port, ship channel and good size river and have never heard the term lighter before, except in Zippo or Bic.

That fancy smancy thing ain't nuttin' but an overgrown river barge.
wildspear
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 11:27 PM UTC
I have had this on my want list for awhile. Kriegsmarine Flak Lighter. This thing was a monster as barges go. http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/dkm/auxil/flak/wem-review.html. I will be ordering this in the very near future.
#027
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 05:00 AM UTC
That's an awesome kit Frank. Can't wait to see that one come together.