This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:
Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Plated Glassfibre hull, with all portholes and other surface details moulded in.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Bulky items such as the funnel, ships boats, and turrets etc, are Vac-formed lightweight plastic mouldings.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.
Model Length: 901mm
Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshaft(s): 1
Recommended motor(s): Deans Kyte
Recommended battery: 6v 2ah Nicad
One of the policies of the first sea lord in 1904 was the production of an ocean going destroyer which should have the following capabilities: Steam at 33 knots for 8 hours in a moderate sea; Burn oil fuel; Carry two 12.lb guns and stow provisions for 7 days steaming. (later lowered to 4 days). The Tribal or 'F' class destroyers of the 1905-08 programme were something of a revolution in ship design, being 7.5 knots faster than any previous design, particularly when the then novel turbines had yet to be built and tested. Tenders were at last taken up and building of the new 'F' class began, divided into 3 separate groups. With no fewer than 7 different yards involved, it is hardly surprising that few of the ships looked the same. The class was completed at an average cost of 137,000. On trials with a displacement of 1,000 tons, a speed of 33 knots was achieved. The ships complement was 5 officers and 56 men.
The models are based on the period after the original ships' sea trials, when a number of modifications were carried out. To this end, all ships were modified to include Two 4inch guns, forward funnels lengthened so that fumes cleared the bridge and the turtle decks replaced with a standard forecastle, which gave the ships the classic destroyer outline.