Revell SAR (Search And Rescue) Series.

Revell announced this week a new launch in their SAR series, well, it’s not new, but an interesting re-package of the Berlin vessel plus a Sea King helicopter in SAR mission. Both kits previously released by the brand during years.
Introducing the new kit in our listings, we also want to take a look to the previously issued SAR kits.

Rescue Cruiser 27,5m class Berlin.

First the new kit:

Now the previously issued Berlin kit:

The Berlin “class” was also issued by Revell as the “Arkona” in 1999, as code 05226. All of them were originally released in 1988, code number 5226, Search and Rescue Cruiser Berlin. Both of them, have been also added to our listings for collectors and nostalgic.

Revell – 5226 – Search and Rescue Cruiser Berlin
Revell – 05226 – Search and Rescue Cruiser Arkona

The DGzRS has 3 ships of the 27,5m class.

Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS)

HERMANN MARWEDE , 46m class Rescue Cruiser.

The father of all the SAR family, the biggest ship issued to the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service, the high seas rescue cruiser HERMANN MARWEDE.

Originally released in 2005, code 05238.

Later in 2015, Hermann Marwede was released again as code 05220, including new parts. Revell – 05220 – Search & Rescue Vessel Hermann Marwede

With its impressive 46 meters, it’s the only ship of its class in the DGzRS fleet.

Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS)

Hermann Marwede Daughter’s Boats.

And by the end, the succession of Hermann Marwede daughter’s ships, all named as “Verena”.

In 2012, this daughter boat was replaced, and started an stand alone service, renamed as Walter Rose.

The DGzRS fleet has 31 boats of it’s class, 9.41 / 10.1 meters.

Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS)
The new daughter “Verena” issued in 2012.

The new Verena (2012) is also in the 9.41 / 10.1 meters boat.

If you want to learn more about the German Maritime Search
and Rescue Association you should check their site, , and also you can take a look here to their fleet, with 20 cruisers and 40 boats, with nice portraits of the ships, , it’s a pity they didn’t put the names of the boats in the nice cards.

In 2021, Revell adds a new premium (platinum) edition of the the Hermann Marwede cruiser, with photo-etched and metal detail parts in large number.


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