Radio Controlled Warship Combat Club (IRCWCC)
With their dockyards nestled in the frozen
tundra of Minnesota, the captains of the Port Polar Bear (associated with the
IRCWCC) build and battle remote
controlled 144th-scale model warships from the First and Second World Wars.
The combat ready models are replicas of historical ships that were launched
between 1906 and 1946. They are armed with one or more BB cannons for offense
and have pumps for defense, and battle each other in shallow ponds across the
country. The cannons shoot holes through the thin (1/32 inch) balsa sides of
their opponents. When the ships take on too much water and the on-board bilge
pump can’t keep up, they sink. After a sink the model is quickly
recovered, patched and ready to battle in another sortie the same day.
It's wet and wild fun!
PPB Fall Battle –
September 9-10, 2023, Chanhassen MN
2023, Ionia, MI. July 10-14. From
left to right: Tyler, John from Ireland, McCoy, Matthew, Andy, Zach, Mike.
Higher table of ships left to right: Yamato, Nagato, Nagato, Nagato, Kongo,
Seydlitz, Viribus Unitis, Zyrini. Smaller table left to right: LST, Shannon,
Zara, Duca d’Aosta, Glorie, Glorie, Glorie, Liberty. Ships on the
ground from left to right: Hikawa Maru, Hie Maru, Heian Maru, Hikawa Maru. Green Fleet with
Matthew, Andy, Mike beat the Orange Fleet with Tyler, McCoy, Zach. Zach won
Allied High Spirit Award. Andy (tie with Will) won Best of Class 6. Tyler won
the Von Fluegel.
Memorial Weekend Battle Sat/Sun May 27/28. We battled three full battles (6
sorties) on Saturday and 2 battles on Sunday, the second of which was 3
sorties instead of doing a full cycle of count/patch. In attendance was:
Tyler (Yamato), McCoy (VU), Addie (Tourville), Bob (John's Scharnhorst), Zach
(John's Kongo), Matthew (Nagato), Andy (Nagato), Mike (Seydlitz), Peter
(Erin), KC Tom (WW1 Montana).
Brouhaha March 11-12, 2023. 6 battles. Mike (Seydlitz) Best of Class 4,
Andy (Nagato) Winning Admiral, Tyler (Yamato) Best of Class 6-7/Most Feared
Axis, Bob (Scharnhorst) Best of Class 5/Losing Admiral.
The whole crew. Front row: Rick
(Jamaica), Tyler (Yamato), Gerlad (Kongo). Back row: Sam (Brooklyn), Mike
(Seydlitz), Bob (Scharnhorst), Andy (Nagato), Wade (was there too), Tom
(Montana), Ted (VDT), Gerald (Hiei).
For more pictures of
captains from previous battles, click the link: Past Regionals Archive
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