Big Model Ships

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I remember as a kid I man in my town had a battleship that he sailed around the harbor in. I think the main guns were water guns also.
 

Another Ahab

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I saw a photo once of a guy operating a large scale battleship or cruiser, from inside the ship.

I noodled around for a photo like that but can't find one.
I remember as a kid I man in my town had a battleship that he sailed around the harbor in. I think the main guns were water guns also.
Finally.

That darn Google; you got to noodle around with it until you find just the right word combination.

That pic I saw was probably from like 30-40 years ago, but I KNEW I had seen it:

- The wording "Manned Model Ships" seemed to work. Apparently it's a thing.

Here's a pic.


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Aussie Bloke

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G'day everyone,.....


But wouldn't you just love for the Guns to be REAL!

That would be so much fun having a manned model boat with real operating main guns.
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I was at a modeler's show in Detroit some years ago where I saw a model WWII German U-boat about 4' long that shot actual working torpedoes (no warhead though!). Wish I had a camera with me.
 

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I was at a modeler's show in Detroit some years ago where I saw a model WWII German U-boat about 4' long that shot actual working torpedoes (no warhead though!). Wish I had a camera with me.
I like the Detroit airport where they have that mind-blowing computerized water fountain in the terminal.

Is it still there? I wonder.
 
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