Life-Like Monitor and Merrimac Ironclads - ex-Pyro, B257-200

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Life-Like Monitor and Merrimac Ironclads - ex-Pyro, B257-200 plastic model kit

B257-200 Life-Like Monitor and Merrimac Ironclads - ex-Pyro

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

This is an early Life-Like issue as the box side says 'Manufactured Under License from Pyro Plastics Corp.' Also noteworthy is the Pyro kit number and box artwork. The Monitor is 10 inches long and the Merrimac is 11 inches long when built. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. These are not the Lindberg kits but are from the original Pyro molds and have superior detail to the Lindberg issues. These are the two American Civil war ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862.

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