These small seaworthy ships were originally designed along trawler lines to protect the extensive British interests in the North Sea oil installations and to patrol the 200 miles fishery limits. They displace 925 tons with two Ruston diesel engines of 2190BHP each driving one variable pitch propeller giving a top speed of 17 knots
Weapons fit is a single 40mm bofors gun and light weapons. The normal compliment is 39 officers and men.
Details of the kit
Scale 1/72 Length 820mm Beam 160mm Sailing weight 5kg
The fiberglass hull in this kit is with full plating and port detail.
Computer generated printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck.
To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turret etc.
A complete set of fittings are included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy.
Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded in plastic castings for light weight.
Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish.
Propshaft in stainless steel are cased in a brass proptube with fitted an oiler and replaceable bearing along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
A colour chart and a set of precut decals for the pennant numbers are included in the kit to add the finishing touch to this most attractive addition to our warship range.