Düsseldorf Fire Fighting Boat Kit
The Düsseldorf fire fighting boat was developed and built by the Rheinwerft company of Mainz-Mombach, and it is operated in the Ruhr industrial region of Germany. The vessel is designed specifically to cope with disaster situations, such as a ship on fire, a major oil leak or a harbour system in danger of explosion, and its fire monitors, operating at a pressure of 10.5 bar, can hurl water or foam 45 meters (147.638 feet) high and a distance of up to 95 meters (311.68 feet). The two V-12 engines produce a total of 930 kW (1260 BHP), giving the boat a maximum speed of around 37 km/hr (23 mph).
The RoMarine kit of the Düsseldorf fire-fighting boat is large and spacious enough to accommodate all the equipment required to emulate the wide-ranging facilities of the full-size vessel. Optional working systems include the fire monitors, crane, anchor winch, radar, searchlights, blue light, horn and siren, and also the sound of the diesel engines.
The plastic hull is moulded in a thick-walled material, and it offers plenty of space for the numerous mechanical and electronic parts required for the auxiliary working systems. The model is propelled by two proven MAX Gear power systems, giving it an impressive turn of speed.
Four large rudders guarantee extreme manoeuvring capability both forwards and astern. The fire monitors can be swivelled horizontally and vertically from the transmitter, and with the recommended electric geared pump they can fire a jet of water a distance of 6 – 8 m (19 – 26 feet). If a working boat crane is fitted, the vacuum-moulded rowing board can be raised, swung outboard and lowered to the water in true to scale style.
Vacuum-moulded plastic hull, superstructure and other parts
Die-cut plastic decks and small parts
Die-cut plywood parts, e.g. motor bulkhead and pump plate
Three working fire monitors
Articulated boat crane
Two propellers, four rudder sets, all linkage hardware for RC installation
Detailed building instructions and plan
Length approx. 1160 mm
Width approx 250 mm
Height approx. 500 mm
Total displacement approx. 9000 g
RC functions: Rudder, Motor control, Lighting systems, Auxiliary working systems, Anchor winch function