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FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS
What sort of weapons do the ships use?
Our club models naval surface warfare using CO2 powered cannons firing BBs at 150 PSI or less
Can you use mines and torpedoes?
No. However, our rules do allow (optional) the smaller ships, which relied more on torpedoes, to simulate the larger damage by utilizing a BB cannon without an interruptor pin that "spurts" out the entire magazine (only 15 BB's instead of usual 50) in a single blast.
Can you ram another ship?
Ramming happens (especially in the excitement of battle) but not intentionally. A captain who rams and damages/sinks another ship is assigned a penalty.
Could I build a carrier and launch RC aircraft?
Aircraft at our scale would have a wingspan of just a couple inches, so fairly difficult (and arming anything that small...). However, we do sometimes play a "convoy" battle where each team also sails aircraft carriers, freighters, and other unarmed ships and must balance attacking the other team's convoy ships while protecting its own.
RIB CALCULATOR
The table below will calculate the number of ribs allowed (based on 1:144 scale ship models and 15% penetrable length) and the amount of solid area desired at the bow and stern
Select a Ship:
Enter Solid Areas:
at BOW: inches (2 inches max)
at STERN: inches (1 inches max)
Select Rib Width:

Calculations for a Abdiel-class warship 418 ft long (34.83 inches scale)
15% Impenetrable equates to 5.22 inches for Solid Area
using -2.00 inches for solid area in Bow
and using -1.00 inches for solid area in Stern
leaves 2.22 inches for ribs

Using 0.25 inch ribs will allow for 8 ribs along the length of the hull
(and one rib may be 3/8 in wide, or one additional 1/8 in rib)
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NEWS LETTERS
FLEET OPS 144
Current Newsletter of the Southeast Attack Squadron
Vol 4

TASK FORCE 144
The newsletter of the former club, Model Warship Combat inc. Archived here so more can enjoy the great battle stories, tech tips (and more!) and hopefully see what a fun hobby Radio-Controlled Model Warship Combat is.

HULL BUSTERS
The original first newsletter of the hobby! Scanned images are posted here by special permission of the editor, founding member "DW" Fluegel (many thanks, Fluegel). Much of the technical information in here is dated, there is still a lot of interesting information about the club, the hobby, and of course the nutty humor of guys who play with model ships!
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a sunk warship rests at the bottom of a shallow pond, with its masts still visible above the water a man poses with a small model destroyer
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