M.V Fairwind

M.V Fairwind

Ref: DM86

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
Glassfibre hull, with surface details such as the ports and freeing ports moulded in.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings. (containers in the photo are not included in the kit)
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.

Scale: 1:76
Model Length: 1010mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 1
Recommended motors: One Deans Kyte
Recommended battery: One 6v 2ah Nicad pack


The M.V. Fairwind was built in 1989. This model represents the ship as original constructed. She was later modified and the bridge raised in 1993 and was re-named the M.V. Celtic Commander and operated by the Charles Willie company of Cardif . Her main engine type is the MAK 8M 453 with an output of 2650Kw and a top speed of 13 knots. She is a multi-purpose vessel designed to suit the carriage of containers and project or bulk cargoes. She is equipped with both bow and stern thrusters of 500kW avoiding the use of tugs and her length and draft permit entry into a number of the smaller ports and berths. The vessel is currently employed on time-charter carrying containers between ports in the East Med and the Black Sea.