The Graupner Nordic Emergency Tow Vessel is part of our
premium line of beautifully detailed and precision-cut Easy Build Kits that
will not disappoint you. This kit comes with all the parts laser precut with
some already primed ready for paint. Assembly requires only standard tools and basic
model building experience. This model is basic enough that experienced
builders have plenty of options to make custom changes and add-on additional
features to increase and enhance the overall appearance and functionality of
the ship. For reliability, performance, further telemetry and model-specific
function expansion we highly recommend a Graupner radio such as the mc-16.
The Graupner Easy Build Line are distinguished in the
industry by high-quality materials, extreme level of details and a thorough
pre-production level setup. The detailed CNC machined components shorten
the lengthy and difficult work steps, making our models ideal for beginners and
experts alike. The model consists of a glass fiber-reinforced hull (GRP),
numerous lasered or deep drawn deck and body parts made of acrylonitrile
butadiene styrene (ABS), additional realism provided by photo-etched brass
parts, numerous small-milled parts and a very extensive decoration set made of
water transfer foil.
The Nordic comes with the propulsion system consisting of
two 600 class motors as well as lateral thruster 400 class motor. It also
includes the rudder servo and RC mounting frames.
In 1998, the German North Sea Coast Protection Association
determined they urgently needed a modernized emergency tow vehicle after the
cargo freighter Pallas ran aground, losing a significant amount of oil along
the coastline and decimating a bird sanctuary on the island of Auram.
Thus, the Nordic was born. Commission and construction began in
October 2009 and the Nordic replaced her predecessor, the salvage tug Oceanic,
on New Yearâ€™s Day 2011.
The most powerful deep-sea recovery trawler in German
waters, she is based in Cuxhaven on the mouth of the river Elbe. With a
top speed of almost 20 knots, the Nordic can reach any stricken vessel in the
German North Sea within two hours. It is equipped with gas and explosion
protection so that it can be operated in flammable or health-endangering
atmospheres. Safety features include shutting down turbochargers so
inside air cannot be ignited, and the exhaust system is cooled with seawater to
drastically reduce the temperature of exhaust fumes.
- Finished GRP hull already primed and paint ready
- Superstructures made of laser-cut ABS parts
- Etched brass plates for railings
- Brass wirers and pipes for masts
- Milled PVC sheets
- Details and hardware made of metal
- Comprehensive building instructions
- Wooden boat stand
- Graupner Nordic Emergency Tow Vessel Kit
- Various Small parts
- Various electric parts
- Ship stand
RC radio, batteries, paint, glue, basic building materials
and tools are not included.