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Francesco Fondi, of HobbyMedia, sent us news of this awesome USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A “submarine,” and holiday wishes, from Tokyo. Happy holidays to you and everybody at HobbyMedia, Fra!

He writes:

The Japanese modeler Starfleet Yokosuka has built a radio-controlled 1/350 scale replica of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A from the Star Trek series. What makes this model unique is the fact that it “flies” in water! Yes, in Japan there’s a new underground hobby of geeks who transform static kits into radio-controlled underwater spaceships!

Radio Controlled USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • KentKB

    Whoa, what a very cool idea….ºººººººººº (bubbles)

  • Steve Hoefer

    The trip to the Yokosuka Dry Docks web site was well worth the time. Fantastic work with not only the detailed modeling, but the lighting and incorporating the power and control without changing the design is a great challenge! There are a few other impressive underwater ships on the site including a space shuttle, Voyager, Battleship Yamato and a Borg cube.

    Real physics be damned, it’s great to see these ships flying as they do in the movies/TV/in my imagination.

    Makes me either want to make a Bird of Prey to do battle or a tiny submersible shuttlecraft to dock with the Enterprise.

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