WAYGTDAD answer for the navy guys...
I immediately thought of certain ER.org posters with a Navy engineering background when I saw the info on this model for sale.
What are you going to do all day in retirement?
"Win the Radio-controlled boat regatta. Every day. All of them."
Vintage 1937 Remote Controlled Battleship
Built in 1937 in the very early days of civilian RC modeling. 10 feet long. 360 pounds. Made of auto body steel. There are 12 38 caliber main guns that fire, and 4 22 caliber guns that fire also.
Links to 1938 / 1940 details on the build here:
Pergelator: RC Battleship from 1938
No doubt a continuous prosperity, though spendthrift, is preferable to an economy thriftily moral, though lean. Nevertheless, that prosperity would seem more soundly shored if, by a saving grace, more of us had the grace to save.
Life Magazine editorial, 1956