HL Hunley RC Model in 1:12 scale - FULLY RTR!
H. L. Hunley, often referred to as Hunley, was a submarine of the Confederate States of America that played a small part in the American Civil War but a large one in demonstrating the advantages and the dangers of undersea warfare. She was the first combat submarine to sink a warship (USS Housatonic)
She was named for her inventor, Horace Lawson Hunley, shortly after she was taken into government service under the control of the Confederate States Army at Charleston, South Carolina.
Hunley, nearly 40 ft (12 m) long, was built at Mobile, Alabama, and launched in July 1863. She was then shipped by rail on 12 August 1863, to Charleston. Hunley (then referred to as the "fish boat", the "fish torpedo boat", or the "porpoise") attacked and sank the 1,240-displacement ton United States Navy screw sloop-of-war Housatonic, which had been on Union blockade-duty in Charleston's outer harbor. Hunley did not survive the attack and also sank, taking with her all eight members of her third crew, and was lost.
Finally located in 1995, Hunley was raised in 2000, and is on display in North Charleston, South Carolina, at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center on the Cooper River.
This model is based off of the superb 3D CAD files now available for purchase and download here on the Nautilus Drydocks.
The hull is PLA plastic and care should be taken not to let it get too hot or distortion may occur. The spars are removable and are made from fiberglass rod for strength and lightness. Overall length of the model with spars installed is approximately 68" (173cm), and with the spars removed, 44" (112cm).
This Hunley model is being offered fully RTR. It is assembled, painted, weathered, tested and trimmed. The only thing needed for continued operation is a LiPo battery charger. The package includes:
- Fully assembled and painted hull
- Radiolink AT9S Pro 2.4GHz transmitter - programmed and set up for this model
- 2.5" MSD SubDriver
- 1500mAh LiPo battery
- Emergency gas backup system - installed and tested
The model is available for shipping worldwide. Please email for a quotation to your specific address for any international buyers.
An in-depth video walkthrough of this model is available to view here.
Full-sized boat specifications
General characteristics Displacement: 7.5 short tons (6.8 t) Length: 39.5 ft (12.0 m) (unconfirmed) Beam: 3.83 ft (1.17 m) Propulsion: Hand-cranked ducted propeller Speed: 4 kn (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) (surface) Complement: 2 officer, 6 enlisted Armament: 1 spar torpedo