1/1200 5-A H A Framburg & Co US Navy 1943 British Royal Navy Metal Ship Recognition Model Set With Case - 1/1200 Scale
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare. During WWI, navies and air forces used 'flash cards' with silhouettes for recognition of enemy and friendly forces. With the increased speeds in in WWII, almost all armed forces realized that recognition models were needed. This way, subjects could be studied from all angles. This set was made for the US Navy around December of 1943 by H.A. Framburg & Company of Chicago Il. It has the original wooden carrying/display case and includes all 29 British ships. Each ship is attached to a blue painted wooden base which slides in and out of the case. Stamped under each ships base is the type of ship, ship or class name, and the date 12-43. All 29 ships are nicely detailed and 100% original. The ships and the case have not been repainted, modified or repaired. Paint condition ranges from as excellent to average, with a few destroyers showing signs of metal aging, which causes the paint to flake off. Structurally, most ships are in 'excellent+++' condition. They are one piece cast metal hull and superstructures with separately molded turrets, cranes, and with a piece of wire stuck in a hole for the masts. No turrets are missing. As you can imagine, the wire mast is the first to go missing. The follow ships are missing the mainmast - Tyne, Furious, Tribal, Emerald, Hawkings, Cumberland, Malaya and River class. Queen Elizabeth, Illustrious and Warspite are missing one (of two) crane arm and Royal Sovereign is missing a tip of a gun barrel. There are no other missing parts, and the masts can be replaced with the correct diameter wire. This set is heavy. It will be very carefully packed and must be shipped insured.
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