1/388 5201 Revell Great Eastern - First of the Great Steamships
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Hard-to-find kit of this historic ship. 1980 Revell USA issue. Measures 22.25 inches long when built. Very nicely detailed model. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, metal chain, rigging material, flags, sails and instructions. The Great Eastern (originally Leviathan) was the work of English Designer I.K. Brunel. In the 1850s there was a need for large ocean liners to carry the immigrant trade, but none existed. Shipping companies also wanted the interiors of ocean liners to look like hotels, but there simply no space. This ship was to solve that problem. She was launched in 1857 and five times bigger than any other ship of the day! The 22,500 ton Great Eastern was 693 feet long and carried 4000 passenger. Unfortunately, her career was one mishap after another until she found fame by laying the trans-Atlantic cable.
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