R.A.F. THORNYCROFT RANGE SAFETY LAUNCH
Submitted by Dennis hubble
1/12 Scale , scratch built from M&M plans 412, 37" long
Hull and superstructure constructed in birch plywood.
Powered by two 12 volt 800 Tornado Electric motors,
The model was built approximately 16 years ago. I fully restored this boat approximately 5 years ago.
I owned a similar model in the early 1970's, which was powered by a Gannet 15cc 4 stroke Petrol engine (see photo),
Which I sailed at Victoria Model Steamboat Club, in London, which I was a member.
The purpose of the launch, built post World War II,was towing and recovering seaplanes, rescue launch and target towing. The full size launch is still in existence and is privately owned.
click images below to enlarge.