1/250 HMV SMS Brandenburg 1893 With PE Detail Set - Linienschiff (Pre-Dreadnought Battleship)
Cardstock Paper Model Kit
Includes HMV Brandenburg photoetch detail set with one large fret. It is still factory sealed. Includes numerous parts including davits, platforms, capstan tops, anchors, railings, stairs with rails and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 1828 parts on 24 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features English ship history and 14 pages of very impressive and complete illustrated instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. From Wikipedia: SMS Brandenburg was the lead ship of the Brandenburg-class pre-dreadnought battleships, which included Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm, Weissenburg, and Wörth built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) in the early 1890s. She was the first pre-dreadnought built for the German Navy; earlier, the Navy had only built coastal defense ships and armored frigates. The ship was laid down at the AG Vulcan dockyard in 1890, launched on 21 September 1891, and commissioned into the German Navy on 19 November 1893. Brandenburg and her three sisters were unique for their time in that they carried six heavy guns instead of the standard four in other navies. She was named after the Province of Brandenburg. Brandenburg saw her first major deployment in 1900, when she and her three sister ships were deployed to China to suppress the Boxer Rebellion. Upon returning to Germany, Brandenburg and her sisters, with the exception of Wörth, took part in extensive fleet maneuvers in 1902. In the early 1900s, all four ships were heavily rebuilt. However, she was obsolete by the start of World War I, and only served in a limited capacity, initially as a coastal defense ship, but primarily as a barracks ship. Following the end of the war, Brandenburg was scrapped in Danzig in 1920.
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