Russian Foxtrot in 1:72 scale - RTR!
This is a museum-quality model that makes not only an amazing display, but a beautifully performing model on and under the water as well.
The hull appears to have been one of the very few RPMTech Foxtrot hulls produced. At 1/72 scale, it ends up at just shy of 50 inches (127cm) in length.
RC control is achieved via a 2.5" diameter SubDriver, utilizing the air-pump ballast system and an emergency gas backup. An AD2 pitch controller keeps it at an even keel during operation and results in exceptionally easy depth-keeping. Her triple propellers drive the boat up to very fast speed, and the placement of the rear control surfaces result in excellent turning and pitch control reaction.
Included with the model is a beautiful hardwood display base and a custom hard carry case for easy transport and storage of the model.
The Foxtrot class was the NATO reporting name of a class of diesel-electric patrol submarines that were built in the Soviet Union. The Soviet designation of this class was Project 641. The Foxtrot class was designed to replace the earlier Zulu class, which suffered from structural weaknesses and harmonic vibration problems that limited its operational depth and submerged speed. The first Foxtrot keel was laid down in 1957 and commissioned in 1958 and the last was completed in 1983. A total of 58 were built for the Soviet Navy at the Sudomekh division of the Admiralty Shipyard (now Admiralty Wharves), St. Petersburg. Additional hulls were built for other countries.
Full-sized boat specifications
General characteristics Type: Submarine Displacement:
- 1,952 long tons (1,983 t) surfaced
- 2,475 long tons (2,515 t) submerged
Length: 89.9 m (294 ft 11 in) Beam: 7.4 m (24 ft 3 in) Draft: 5.9 m (19 ft 4 in) Propulsion:
- 3 × Kolomna 2D42M 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) diesel engines
- 3 × Electric motors, two 1,350 hp (1,010 kW) and one 2,700 hp (2,000 kW)
- 1 × 180 hp (130 kW) auxiliary motor
- 3 shafts, each with 6-bladed propellers
- 16 knots (30 km/h) surfaced
- 15 knots (28 km/h) submerged
- 9 knots (17 km/h) snorkeling
- 20,000 nmi (37,000 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h) surfaced
- 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) snorkeling
- 380 nmi (700 km) at 2 kn (3.7 km/h) submerged
Endurance: 3-5 days submerged Test depth: 246–296 m (807–971 ft) Complement: 12 officers, 10 warrants, 56 seamen Armament:
- 10 × torpedo tubes (6 bow, 4 stern)
- 22 torpedoes