1/128 433-198 Aurora 'Corsair' American Privateer
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Second issue with oval logo dated 1963. Privateers were actually civilian ships manned by private citizens. The early US Government gave the ships "letters of marque" and they were free to raid English shipping interests with the blessing of the US Government. Approximately 500 were in service until the practice was abolished. Although they were technically successful in raiding British shipping, the British soon blockaded the US ports and almost shut down the import/export trade. Well detailed kit for that time. Features full hull, display stand with name plate, detailed deck fittings, separately molded masts, yardarms and cross trees, very nicely molded rat lines, excellent vacuform sails and an excellent rigging diagram and photo. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one cannon. Inventoried with all other parts and includes early US flag sheet and instructions.
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