Modeled off original shipyard plans, the beautifully detailed and precision-cut Graupner search and rescue ship Bernhard Gruben is one of our Easy Build Line of ships that will not disappoint you. This 1:20 scale kit comes with all the parts laser precut and painted. Assembly requires only standard tools and some model building experience. This model is detailed enough that experienced builders will 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, real-time 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 ABS. Additional realism is provided by photo-etched brass parts, numerous small-milled parts and a very extensive decoration set made of transfer foils.
The SAR Bernhard Gruben has also an optional daughter boat Johann Fidi (P/N 2027.100V2) which can be launched from the Bernhard Gruben for secondary missions.
The Bernhard Gruben search and rescue ship belongs to the 23 meter class ships and was named Bernhard Gruben on 16.10.1997. It is stationed in Northern Germany in the city of Norderney and operates in the North Sea. It was named after Bernhard Gruben who perished on sea in 1995.