H.M.S. Magnificent

H.M.S. Magnificent

Ref: DM47

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, armour plate and other surface details moulded in.
The decks are marine plywood and computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of this item.
The main superstructure assembly is a Glassfibre moulding.
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: mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Low Drain 545 motors
Recommended battery: One or Two 6v 2ah Nicad packs

History

In 1895 the first of the Majestic class battleships came into service. For the first time, four new sets of designs principles were put together in one ship, making them what is now known as a pre-dreadnought. These new technologies were, high velocity main weapons, quick firing 6in mid-calibre guns, face hardened armour and telescopic gun-sights. The Majestic’s were the first capital ships whose main weapons were effective in rough seas because of their high freeboard and good seakeeping qualities. The visual impact of these ships at that time cannot be imagined, but they must have been the same as the 'Star War' weapons of today, and they made the British fleet supreme, the world over.