Revell 1/250 Pamir Sailing Vessel, 5629

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Revell 1/250 Pamir Sailing Vessel, 5629 plastic model kit

1/250 5629 Revell Pamir Sailing Vessel

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

Very nicely detailed kit from 1992. Measures 46 cm long when assembled and has 100 parts. Features billowing vac sails, three types of rigging thread, rigging diagrams, preformed rat lines, full decals and flag sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Pamir was bulit in 1905 at Blohm & Voss shipyards to become the 51st ship in the fleet of R.F. Laeisz of Hamberg ("The Flying P Line" was a reference to the starting letter of most of the ships names and the numerous records that they held). She was a four masted barque of 4425 tons with a crew of 33. She saw extensive trade service between the wars and served in both World Wars. After WWI she was given away as compensation; however her original ower bought her back in the 1920s. Before WWI she was sold to a Finnish cereal shipping fleet. Her beauty saved her from torpedoes from a Japanese Submarine - the Commander simply could not sink so wonderful a ship. In her 40th year of existance, the Pamir was bought with the Passat by a Dutch demolition crew. Yet at the last moment the West German merchant marine bought both ships to train cadets in the 1950s. During one such training trip, the Pamir was lost under mysterious circumstances in an Atlantic storm in 1957.

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