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Bancroft USS Fletcher 1/72 Scale 1580mm (62") USA Destroyer - RTR

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USS Fletcher 1/72 Scale, 1580mm (62") USA Destroyer from Bancroft - RTR - BNC1003-003

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.

The Fletcher class was the largest class of Destroyer built by the United States during World War II. Renowned as the backbone of the US Pacific Fleet, some went on to serve during the Korean War and into the Vietnam War.

The long-range Fletcher-class ships performed every task of a destroyer, from anti-submarine warfare and anti-aircraft warfare to surface action. Capable of covering vast distances and bring massive firepower to bear, these destroyers served almost exclusively in the Pacific Theater during World War II, sinking thousands of tons of enemy shipping including 29 Imperial Japanese Navy submarines.

Bancroft’s Elite Series of warships continues with the 1/72 scale Battleship USS Fletcher. Display this museum piece on your mantle or astonish your RC boat club with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) RC battleship. Over 600 total parts and 250 man-hours of work is 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 included 2s Li-Ion battery. Only four AA batteries and minimal final assembly is required before your Destroyer's service begins!

Visit the Official Bancroft USS Fletcher 1/72 Scale USA Destroyer Thread on for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Hollow Stacks

Super Detail Out-Of-The-Box

Stunning scale details including torpedo tubes, anti-aircraft emplacements, searchlights, and authentic rigging are completely finished out-of-the-box.

Easy Access Electronics Bay

Quickly access the interior hull by lifting the superstructure with one hand. The cavernous interior houses the two 550 sized brushed motors, ESC, and 2.4Ghz receiver.

Easy Access Electronics Bay
Pin-Sized Details

Pin-Sized Details

Every surface of the Bancroft 1/72 scale Fletcher Destroyer is painted and detailed. Molded parts, 3D printed parts, fine synthetic rigging, fiberglass assemblies, and complex brass Photo-Etched (PE) parts combine to create an outstanding scale model that is also fully functional as an RC boat!

Removable Superstructure

Despite being covered in scale details, the entire superstructure remains very easy to service and is removable in seconds with one hand. Quickly access the interior of the hull to change the battery or monitor the quad-motor power system.

Pre-Installed Superstructure
Photo-Etched Brass Parts

Photo-Etched Brass Parts

Some of the Photo-Etched (PE) parts are thinner than a pin, and some of the details are only visible under a magnifying glass! The durable PE railings can be gently bent back to shape like a paper clip if minor bends are caused during normal transport or handling.

Exceptional Scale Realism

The Bancroft 1/72 scale Fletcher Destroyer strikes the perfect balance between scale realism and practical everyday use. Virtually maintenance-free, this RC warship is equally at home on the shelf on its included display stand, or cruising your lake, pond, or marina.

Exceptional Scale Realism
Positionable Turrets

Positionable Turrets

Each main turret can be manually rotated for display in the position of your choosing. DIY modelers may modify the turret base with a servo for remotely controlled movement. The Bancroft 1/72 Fletcher Destroyer has lots of space for DIY upgrades such as servo-driven turrets, LED lighting, and a smoke system.

Dual-Screw Drive

Twin 550 brushed motors are coupled to stainless steel drive shafts. A waterproof steering servo and large rudder enables this Destroyer to maneuver in tight spots at full speed.

Dual-Screw Rudder
1/72 Scale

1/72 Scale

The model is 1/72 for impressive size and detail.


  • 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 molded hull and deck
  • Over 100 brass photo-etched (PE) parts and high detail parts
  • Extensively detailed and hand finished
  • Hyperscale detail comprising over 100 hours of hand craftsmanship
  • Four motors with steel drive shafts and genuine brass screws (propellers)
  • 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 1/72 Scale USS Fletcher USA Destroyer - RTR
  • 2.4Ghz Radio and Receiver, pre-installed
  • Four motors drive system, pre-installed, with XT60 battery connector
  • Steering servo, pre-installed
  • 2s 7.4V Battery with XT60 connector
  • 2s Battery Charger
  • Basic Tabletop Display Stand


  • Four (4) AA-sized 1.5V dry cell batteries, Alkaline or NiMH
  • Ballast weight (3420-3780 grams depending on user's preference)
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




1580mm / 62.2in


169mm / 6.6in


410mm / 16.1in

Hull Material



7.4V 2800mAh

Battery Quantity


Battery Connector



550 Brushed Motor

Motor Quantity


Propeller Material


Contra-Rotating Propeller




ESC Waterproof


ESC Quantity




Receiver Channels


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