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RC ship battles

2003-02-13 16:41:25+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Yesterday, Metafilter had a link to the Australia Battle Group, guys (no, don't see any women involved, Dave Barry has some possible reasons) who build 1/144th scale WW2 era radio control battleships with 1/4" CO2 cannons, go out to a lake, and sink each other. This, of course, got me interested in watching such carnage, so some searching found me the Big Gun Club down in San Jose, the South Coast Battle Group down in SoCal, and more background material at RCWarships.com. Apparently there are groups all over the country who do this, some with larger 1/72nd scale ships. The rules change slightly from place to place, and safety and a desire for a sese of recreating real tactics keep this from turning into a arms race. Looks like a lot of fun, it'd be worth slapping on some goggles to go see.

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#Comment made: 2003-05-26 10:09:42.008036+00 by: alex

i dont know if u guys have ea tv show called robot wars but they do exactly the same thing with cars i would be a good idea pitching the idea with boats insteed ,theyed love it