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RNLI Severn Lifeboat

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"MSW Crew-mate Keith Richardson (beefy66) shares a gallery of images of his Airfix RNLI Severn Lifeboat, in this "On Display" Feature!"



Recently gleaned from our "Divine Waterline" Campaign, comes this 1/72 scale build of the RNLI Severn Lifeboat, in 1/72 scale, by Airfix Models (kit #07280).

The Severn class lifeboat is the largest lifeboat in the fleet and is one of the latest designs of all-weather lifeboats with a top speed of 25 knots. Built of FRC (fiber reinforced composite) which has advantages of both strength and lightness, she is designed to lie afloat. She is powered by two 1250 HP V12 turbocharged diesels which burn 480 liters of fuel per hour and has a range of 250 nautical miles. The Severn is fitted with a bow thruster to improve maneuverability.

The Severn class is fitted with a very sophisticated navigation system which includes a Differential GPS satellite navigator which interfaces with a an electronic chart system which carries all the admiralty charts on computer for display on a monitor. This in turn interfaces with a Bridge-master Radar. This system allows the boat's track to be superimposed onto the charts and the radar. The Differential GPS is the piece of the jigsaw that supplies the boats position to the system. Other electronics include VHF and MF/HF radios both with GMDSS fitted, VHF Direction finding equipment, speed log, anemometer and autopilot.

The Severn carries a small outboard power Y class inflatable which can be launched using a small crane for shallow water work. Closed circuit television is fitted to the Severn, this allows two cameras to monitor the engine room and a third camera to monitor the after deck.

Length-17m
Beam-5.5m
Draught-1.8m
Weight-37.5 Tonnes
Range-250 miles (N)






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About the Author

About keith richardson (beefy66)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM


Comments

About time someone built one of these, and better still a great diorama setting, Sunday just gone, we went for a family trip to Southend-on-Sea and there at the end of the longest pleasure pier the rescue boat centre, haven't been there for years, a big change all round, now they have dingy and believe it or not a small hover craft, the large rescue boat I remember as a kid sadly gone. Great looking diorama.
MAR 22, 2010 - 11:43 PM
Great looking dio. I really like how the wood sides of the base mimic the waves of the ocean. That ocean is also some of the best work I've seen, very realistic looking.
MAR 23, 2010 - 03:14 AM
A wonderful replication of the original, even down to the dark seas of the region. --Karl
MAR 23, 2010 - 07:33 AM
Well done, Keith! Guido
MAR 25, 2010 - 10:35 PM
very well done keith! Love the water/waves, cheers mate
MAR 31, 2010 - 11:59 PM