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ATF-172 Tug, Aft Deck (1:200, RC) 3d printed

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ATF-172 Tug, Aft Deck (1:200, RC) 3d printed
ATF-172 Tug, Aft Deck (1:200, RC) 3d printed

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ATF-172 Tug, Aft Deck (1:200, RC)

  • 3D printed in White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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Product Description

The Model is designed in 1:200 scale. It can be built as a model for static display or as a working RC boat. It is set up to enable radio control functions (RC), both for the two shafts (in Kort nozzles), the rudder and the bow thruster. Additionally, the radar and lights can be set up to work, and additional functionality can be designed. However, this model is not set up to be ready to run, it requires refinement and is only suitable for skilled model builders. For an assembly manual, details and further background information: see www.microboathobby.com (download section)

Size of the model
    scale        1:200
    length      36,9 cm
    width       7,5 cm

This set of prints contains the parts in "Strong & Flexible" material to complete the model of the ATF-172 "Apache" Powhatan Class tug of the US Navy in 1:200 scale:

  • main hull

To complete ATF-172 Apache, the following sets of 3D prints are needed:

  • ATF-172 Tug, Hull (in "Strong & Flexible") - this set
  • ATF-172 Tug, Aft Deck (in "Strong & Flexible")
  • ATF-172 Tug, Superstructure (in "Strong & Flexible Polished")
  • ATF-172 Tug, Masts (in "Strong & Flexible Polished")
  • ATF-172 Tug, Details 1 of 2  (in "Strong & Flexible Polished")
  • ATF-172 Tug, Details 2 of 2  (in "Frosted Detail")

To complete the boat as an radio controlled model, further components are needed. It requires the advanced skills and experience to complete this. For the drive, the following parts are needed:

  • one small servo for rudder control (recommended:  small linear servo)
  • micro motor M700 (7x16mm) for bow thruster
  • two motors N20 (DC Ø 12mm x 15mm) for main propulsion
  • two shafts of 68mm length (recommended: Graupner 413)
  • two propellers of no more than 17,8mm diameter (recommended: Prop Shop KNP/0710/4/LH/BR and  KNP/0710/4/RH/BR)
  • coupling hose (recommended: Robbe R 1386)

The seven Powhatan Class tugs were built and operated by the Military Sealift Command of the US navy since the late 1970‘ies for all kinds of fleet ocean tug duties. In 2014, four were still active with the US navy.

The following vessels were originally built

T-ATF-166USNS Powhatan, built in 1979, later sold to Turkey
T-ATF-167 USNS Narragansett, built in 1979
T-ATF-168 USNS Catawba, built in 1980
T-ATF-169 USNS Navajo, built in 1980
T-ATF-170 USNS Mohawk, built in 1980, now inactive
T-ATF-171 USNS Sioux, built in 1981
T-ATF-172 USNS Apache, built in 1981

Each vessel are used to tow vessels, barges, and gun exercise targets, and they are used for salvage and rescue operations. With their twin diesel engines, they have a bollard pull of approximately 54 tons. Additional equipment includes a ten ton crane, a dinghy and firefighting equipment. The ships are propelled by twin propellers in kort nozzles, and they have an additional bow thruster for maneuverability.

Technical data

    Length           68,9 m  
    Width            12,8 m  
    Weight          2290 tons (full)




What's in the Box
ATF-172 Tug Aft Deck (1:200, RC)
White Strong & Flexible
13.6 cm
0.7 cm
4.8 cm

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