RRS Sir David Attenborough Polar Research Ship, Boaty McBoatface. New model for 2019.
Here is a new and highly detailed metal model of the new ship RRS Sir David Attenborough. which is due to enter service in 2019. she is 15000 tonnes and built at Birkenhead to be able to cope with Polar Class 4 and 5 ice.
Her nickname is Boaty McBoatface after a public consultation for her name. One of remote submersibles now has that name.
Loads of cranes and tech stuff on this ship.
It is the fourth model of the metal XAS range and released in June 2019. Scale is 1/1250
The model is about 100mms or 4 inches in length
She is a research vessel owned by the Natural Environemnt Research Council and operated by the British Antarctic Survey for the purposes of both research and logistic support.The ship is intended to replace a pair of existing vessels, RRS James clark Ross and RRS Ernest Shackleton..
The ship is 125 metres (410 ft) long, with a beam of 24 metres (79 ft). Her draught is 7 metres (23 ft) with a planned cruising speed of 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) with a range of 19,000 nautical miles (35,000 km; 22,000 mi) at that speed. She has a helicopter deck and can accomodate a crew of 30 and 60 research staff.
ref XAS 004
Posted all over the world with tracked postage.
2 in stock