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Bancroft Scharnhorst 1/100 Scale 1450mm (57") German Cruiser - RTR

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Scharnhorst 1/100 Scale 1450mm (57") German Cruiser from Bancroft - RTR - BNC1023-003

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Conquer the waves with Bancroft, the world’s premier RC Boat brand available exclusively at Motion RC! Bancroft’s line of RC vessels is as vast as the seven seas, specializing in high scale RC Warships, Yachts, Speedboats, and more! Equally at home on your mantle with its included display stand or sailing on calm lakes or pools, Bancroft vessels are made of high-quality materials including ABS, fiberglass, real wood, and photo-etched brass and steel parts.

The Scharnhorst class was the last traditional class of armored cruisers built by the Kaiserliche Marine. The class comprised two ships, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and finally enabled parity with the British fleet.

Bancroft’s Elite Series of warships continues with the 1/100 scale Scharnhorst German Cruiser. Display this museum piece on your mantle or astonish your RC boat club with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) RC battleship. Over 400 total parts and 100 man-hours of work are already completed for you. Delivered Ready to Run (RTR), the vessel can be sailing within minutes of arrival, using the included 2.4Ghz radio transmitter and 2s Li-Ion battery. Only four AA batteries and minimal final assembly is required.

Visit the Official Bancroft Scharnhorst 1/100 Scale German Cruiser Thread on for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Pin-Sized Details

Pin-Sized Details

Over 100 hours of handcrafted details are built at the factory using hundreds of fingernail sized brass Photo-Etched (PE) parts and larger sub-assemblies

Pre-Installed Superstructure

Pre-Installed Superstructure

Each vessel is hand crafted by factory artisans, assembling each component from multiple materials before painting and installation.

Genuine Wood Deck

Genuine Wood Deck

The Scharnhorst's many exposed decks are planked with laser-cut and laser-etched genuine wood.

Pre-Installed Rigging

Pre-Installed Rigging

All rigging lines are pre-installed at the factory for your convenience. There remains just a few anchors for the user to position when he/she receives the model out of the box.

Photo-Etched Brass Foredeck

Photo-Etched Brass Foredeck

Textured photo-etched (PE) foredeck and aftdeck is made of brass, pre-painted, and pre-installed. Amazingly sharp details are rendered in pin-sized resolution at 1/100 scale!

RTR - Ready To Run

RTR - Ready To Run

A 2.4Ghz radio system is included and pre-installed, as are all internal electronics. A primary battery and charger are also included. Simply charge the included primary battery with the included charger, then insert your AA batteries into the radio transmitter to begin sailing!


  • RTR (Ready to Run) with 2.4Ghz radio, receiver, battery, and charger
  • 2.4Ghz radio system and all electronics Pre-Installed
  • Fully Painted and Detailed
  • Zero assembly required --Get underway in minutes!
  • Durable fiberglass one-piece molded hull and deck
  • Genuine wood decking, laser-cut and laser-etched
  • Over 100 brass photo-etched (PE) parts and high detail parts
  • Extensively detailed and hand finished
  • Three 550 electric motors with steel drive shafts
  • Quick-Detach Superstructure for easy access to the ship's interior
  • Pre-Installed Rigging with simple disconnect design
  • Positionable main turrets
  • Rated for calm ponds, pools, and lakes appropriate for RC Boats


  • Bancroft Scharnhorst 1/100 Scale 1450mm (57") German Cruiser - RTR
  • 2.4Ghz Radio and Receiver, pre-installed
  • Three motors drive system, pre-installed, with XT60 battery connector
  • Steering servo, pre-installed
  • 2s 7.4V 2800mAh Battery
  • 2s Battery Charger
  • Basic Tabletop Display Stand


Important Information - Please Read

Bancroft model boats are molded and hand finished using very intricate details and parts including metal, wood, plastic, and fiberglass. Because of their hand made nature, minor imperfections in the fiberglass, metalwork, or painting may exist. These potential imperfections will not affect the seaworthiness of the vessel or the overall scale boating experience. Bancroft scale RC boats are fragile so care should be taken when moving or transporting your model.

Some of the electronics in this Bancroft boat, including the Battery, ESC, Motor, and Receiver, are NOT intended to get wet; they are NOT water resistant. If any of these electronic components get wet and you attempt to operate your model, the water can cause an electrical short-circuit and void your warranty. In the rare instance that you get water inside your vessel, you should drain the water completely and allow all electronics to fully dry before attempting to operate your model.

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 hour




1475mm / 58.0in


220mm / 8.6in


660mm / 25.9in

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7.4V 2800mAh

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Battery Connector



550 Brushed Motor

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Contra-Rotating Propeller




ESC Waterproof


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