Big Guns Take To The Pond Armed To The Teeth

Doing a Google Search on the 2 letters "RC" can bring up some interesting information like Big Gun sea battles going on in Austrailia?

The website translates to The Australian Battle Group; Welcome to the Australian home of “Big-Gun” Radio-Controlled Model Warship Combat.

The battle below took place a couple years ago but shows how these model behemoths take each other on in ponds across the country.

This is serious stuff. These guys spend months building a 1:144 scale warship, take them out to a local pond and start hunting one another with the intent of sending the happless warrior to the bottom.


We built and sail 1/144 scale Radio-Controlled Model Warships from WWI and WWII which are armed with Co2 powered cannon and armored in thin balsa. These vessels engage each other in combat on ponds across Australia, endeavoring to punch holes in each others hull with their cannon until one of the vessels sinks or flees. Yes, the cannon really do fire, the vessels really do take damage and sink, and yes, it is legal in all states and territories of Australia without a gun license.

Did a little more searching and the Big Gun bug has bitten stateside to. For instance the NTXBG) North Texas Battle Group has a battle coming up next June. Hopefully we can get a report together for the website.


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