Airfix 1/180 Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner, 1701-300

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Airfix 1/180 Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner, 1701-300 plastic model kit

1/180 1701-300 Airfix Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

Large scale issue. Fantastic Craftmaster artwork. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.

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