Lindberg Monitor and Merrimac Civil War Ironclads - (ex-Pyro), 718

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Lindberg Monitor and Merrimac Civil War Ironclads - (ex-Pyro), 718 plastic model kit

718 Lindberg Monitor and Merrimac Civil War Ironclads - (ex-Pyro)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

1986 issue from quality original Pyro molds. These are considered more accurate than the Lindberg models of the same subject. The box is beat up, but inside everything is like new. Both models have never been started. The parts are still in the the two internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. These two American Civil War ships 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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