The fifth kit in Deans' new Compact kit range. Primarily designed for demonstrating models at model at shows, this new range has rapidly gained a following for really small radio controlled models operated in small ponds or swimming pools.
Designed as a working radio controlled model
Glassfibre hull with port, anchor and hawse pipe detail moulded in.
Computer drawn Plasticard superstructure and deck components.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings, etched brass stanchions.
The model is powered and controlled using the motors and controllers from two standard servo's. Instructions on how to convert the servo are given in the instructions
Propshafts, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan
Building instructions with photographic building illustrations.
Model length: 560mm
This kit based on a lightweight glass fibre hull, with port, anchor and hawse pipe detail moulded in. The deck and superstructure is from 1 & .5mm colour printed plastic and as per the full size kits, boats, funnel, etc are from vacforms. To aid construction a full size plan is included. A comprehensive instruction book based on exploded views and pictures aids the assembly of the kit. Complete fittings set included with Cast metal and plastic fittings, propshafts and prop tubes.
Also included in the instructions are detailed note on powering the model using two servos to supply the main drive motors, plus how to use the electronics in a servo to convert into an electronic speed controller. This means in effect that the model can be powered and speed controlled at the cost of two old type servos. And to top it all the system will run of one set of nicads that will power the receiver and the main drive.
The startling contrast between this simple little ship and the four GM corvettes now being built in Italy (1980) vividly demonstrates the change of stance of the Libyan Navy in less than a decade. This ship is classed as a MK1 B and is a repeat of the 1A class of ships that were constructed for Ghana. The weapons fit is impressive for such a small craft, consisting of one DP 4in gun, four 40mm single Bofors in powered mountings and five 2in rocket flare launchers
Being the first ship of any size built for the Libyan navy, she was built to a very simple specifications. Included in the design was state accommodation for her to serve as a presidential yacht. To this end she carries a crew of 5 officers and 58 men. The Tobruk is fitted with two Paxman Ventura 16 YJCM diesels, with an output of 3,800 HP on two shafts giving a top speed 18 knots. Her displacement is 500 tons full load with a draught of 13ft.