1/192 1008 Bluejacket Victory Ship - VC2-S-AP1 - 27.5 Inch Long Wood And Metal Ship Model
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Museum quality craftsman kit features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia and brass fittings, photoetched brass details and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and instructions. There is no assembly but NOTE: the hull has been neatly cut in two length-wise for a waterline version. It is perfect for the builder who wants to make a waterline model; if you do not, then the upper and lower hulls do fit back together perfectly. There is no other work done on the model. Inside, all of the parts other than the hull are still sealed in the factory clear bags. Includes all paperwork. The Victory Ships were designed to replace the Liberty ships of WWII. 531 were ultimately built. They were larger, more powerful, faster, longer ranged and made their appearance in 1944. Steaming at 15 to 17 knots allowed them to be much more effective at evading U-boats. They were so successful that they became the basis of the US Merchant Marine after the war.