Entex 1/400 The Great Eastern (Revell Molds), 8478

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Entex 1/400 The Great Eastern (Revell Molds), 8478 plastic model kit

1/400 8478 Entex The Great Eastern (Revell Molds)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

Hard-to-find kit of this historic ship. Measures 22.25 inches long when built. The Great Eastern (originally Leviathan) was the work of English Designer I.K. Brunel. IN the 1850s there was a need for large ocean liners to carry the immigrant trade, but none existed. Shipping companies also wanted the interiors of ocean liners to look like hotels, but there simply no space. This ship was to solve that problem. She was launched in 1857 and five times bigger than any other ship of the day! The 22,500 ton Great Eastern was 693 feet long and carried 4000 passenger. Unfortunately, her career was one mishap after another until she laid the Trans-Atlantic cable. Never started. Factory bag sealed inside with instructions. Includes billowing sails.

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