1/250 HMV SMS Sachsen 1878 With PE Detail Set - Panzerkorvette Coastal Defense Ship
Cardstock Paper Model Kit
"Includes HMV #4486 Sachsen photoetch detail set with one large fret. It is still factory sealed. Includes numerous parts including davits, grates, platforms, reel ends, capstan tops, railings, stairs with rails and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 760 parts on 8 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features full English and German building instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. SMS Sachsen was the lead ship of her class of four ironclads of the German Kaiserliche Marine. Her sister ships were Bayern, Württemberg, and Baden. Sachsen was built in the AG Vulcan shipyard in Stettin. She was laid down in April 1875, launched on 21 July 1877, and commissioned on 21 October 1878. The ship was armed with a main battery of six 26 cm (10 in) guns in individual open mounts.Sachsen was built when the German navy was primarily concerned with coastal defense against either French or Russian fleets. The ship participated in routine fleet maneuvers for the duration of her active career. On her last such fleet exercise, in 1901, she accidentally rammed and sank the Wacht. The following year, Sachsen was placed in reserve, and in 1911, she was used as a target hulk for the fleet. The ship was eventually broken up for scrap in 1919, following the German defeat in World War I."
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