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: 899mm
Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Deans Kyte
Recommended battery: One or Two 6v 2ah Nicad packs
In 1938 the Navy saw the need for a small, fast destroyer type of ship, to carry out escort and screening duties for convoys with a reasonable Anti Aircraft and Anti Submarine capability together with good sea keeping. Tanatside was one of if number of the Hunt class built in the three main types with the class in a forth group. Tanatside was launched at the yarrow shipyard on the 30th April 1942.