H.M.S. Marvel

H.M.S. Marvel

Ref: DM4

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, ship’s 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.


Scale: 1:96
Model Length: 762mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Deans Kyte
Recommended battery: One 6v 2ah Nicad pack

History

Over 60 Algerine class minesweepers, were built between 1942 and 1945. It would seem that this class of ship developed from the Halcyon class minesweeper, and retained some features of these earlier ships. They were fitted with magnetic, acoustic, and mechanical mine-sweeping equipment. These ships, having been built in the UK and Canada, later served in Canadian and most western alliance navies.