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Bancroft PT-596 1/24 Scale 1030mm (40") US Navy Patrol Boat - RTR

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PT-596 1/24 Scale US Navy Patrol Boat from Bancroft - RTR - BNC1005-003

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.

A PT boat (short for patrol torpedo boat) was a motor torpedo boat used by the United States Navy in World War II. It was small, fast, and inexpensive to build, valued for its maneuverability, speed, and lethality in coastal waters. In the USN they were organized in Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRONs).

Bancroft’s exciting series of warships continues with the 1/24 scale PT-596 US Navy Patrol Boat. Display this detailed vessel on your mantle or astonish your RC boat club with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) RC patrol boat. Delivered Ready to Run (RTR), the landing craft can be operating 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 PT-596 1/24 Scale Patrol Boat Thread on for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.



Four Mk.13 torpedoes were standard ordnance on a motor torpedo boat. Detailed with molded and brass parts, these non-functional torpedoes are enough to ward off any foes.

Molded Hull

The durable molded fiberglass hull is computer designed for scale accuracy and practical stability. With the included basic display stand, this functioning RC model also serves as an attractive desktop display!

Molded Hull
Detailed Surfaces

Highly Detailed

Details are found on every surface of the vessel, with several moving parts that can be manually positioned for display or when on patrol. The vessel arrives fully painted and ready for action.

Triple Motor Drive System

Three 550 sized brushed electric motors propel this patrol boat to high speeds, accelerating to maximum speed from a standstill in less than three seconds! Three rudders ensure positive control authority at all times while the vessel is underway. Six molded "exhaust mufflers" accentuate the transom.

Triple Motor Drive System
AA Guns

AA Guns

A powerful 40mm Bofors gun dominates the vessel's stern, and can be positioned upward for aircraft threats or downrange for surface targets.

Exceptional Scale Realism

Real patrol boats of the era were bristling with weaponry, and so is the Bancroft PT-596! Mk.13 torpedoes, Mk.50 rocket launchers, 40mm Bofors cannon, and .50 cal machine guns are precisely molded and hand painted at the factory.

Exceptional Scale Realism


  • 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
  • Get underway in Minutes!
  • Durable molded fiberglass hull
  • Molded deck and pilot house
  • Extensively detailed and hand finished
  • Three 550 sized motors with steel drive shafts
  • Quick-Detach Compartment Hatch for easy access to the ship's interior
  • Positionable armament including rockets and heavy weaponry
  • Rated for calm ponds, pools, and lakes appropriate for RC Boats


  • Bancroft 1/24 Scale PT-596 US Navy Patrol Boat - RTR
  • 2.4Ghz Radio and Receiver, pre-installed
  • Three motor drive system, pre-installed, with XT60 battery connector
  • Steering servo, pre-installed
  • 2s 7.4V 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




1030mm / 40.5in


270mm / 10.6in


340mm / 13.3in

Hull Material



7.4V 2800mAh

Battery Quantity


Battery Connector



550 Brushed Motor

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Propeller Material


Contra-Rotating Propeller




ESC Waterproof


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Receiver Channels


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