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German Bismarck Military Battleship Review

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Remote Control Boats here.

Our Verdict

The German Bismarck Military Battleship is an ideal addition to any boat collection and is perfect for a leisurely time on the lake. This warship replica is detailed and elaborate, but if speed is important to you, this won't do.

For

  • This remote control boat comes with most of the accessories you need to get it running right out of the box, including the transmitter, batteries, wall charger and display stand.

Against

  • This remote control boat has a top speed of 10 miles per hour. It also has a small operating distance of 120 feet.
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German Bismarck Military Battleship image: The intricate details that are located on the boat's deck.

German Bismarck Military Battleship image: The intricate details that are located on the boat's deck.
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German Bismarck Military Battleship: A close-up of the dual propellers in back.

German Bismarck Military Battleship: A close-up of the dual propellers in back.
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German Bismarck Military Battleship: The ship with the included remote.

German Bismarck Military Battleship: The ship with the included remote.

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Remote Control Boats here.

The German Bismarck Military Battleship is a model warship built on a 1/360 scale, so it's hardly a racing boat. As such, this remote control boat is a hobbyist’s dream, and whether you’re 5 or 50, you'll enjoy spending time with this beauty. The immensely intricate details on the boat's surface include all the turrets, anchors and masts you'd see on the real military battleship. Kids will thrill to the high adventure of navigating the warship into enemy territory, while adults will enjoy unwinding to a gentle cruise through still waters.

This RC boat's speed ranges from 5 to 10 miles per hour, which makes it ideal for a leisurely voyage on a lake, pond or even down a river. It has a small operating distance of 120 feet. This is the smallest operating range we saw on an RC boat, but since this isn't a boat you can drive quickly, 120 feet should not be too limiting.

The details on this radio controlled boat are excellent. As a replica of a warship, the boat has many small details and features. At 28 inches long, it's well suited for bodies of water of various sizes.

This RC electric boat features dual propellers that offer fantastic maneuverability. The run time on the German Bismarck Military Battleship is approximately 15 minutes, which is one of the shortest run times we saw for a RC boat. This is not much time to spend floating your RC boat on the water.

The German Bismarck Military Battleship comes with a display stand so that those who simply want to add this warship replica to their boat collection can do so. Otherwise, it also comes with a transmitter, batteries and a wall charger to power this RC boat and get it out on the water in no time. However, we are disappointed that this RC battleship does not come with extra propellers, which would be welcomed, particularly if younger children wanted to enjoy the boat.

There is no warranty information for this remote control boat online, which is a drawback. There are no other online resources such as a user manual or even YouTube videos, which would provide a glimpse into the boat's performance before you spend money on it. However, we did come across a few customer reviews online that could help you determine if the German Bismarck Military Battleship has the performance and the quality you need to add it to your collection.

No matter what your age may be, you are sure to enjoy this boat built for leisurely tours across whatever still body of water is nearest to you. There are a few drawbacks to this RC electric boat, including a short run time, few online resources and limited support. Thanks to its fantastic level of detail and attractive glossy paint job, however, the German Bismarck Military Battleship is sure to impress all onlookers.