Le Superbe – Heller 1/150

pieces 867
length 56
height 45
scale 1/150
build time 220 hours

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work on constructing the Superbe, which was a long time in the designing, commenced in 1782 on the basis of plans prepared by the engineer Jacques-Noël Sané. The specific feature of this vessel was the copper lined hull. This practice of hull lining became general from 1770 onwards. It protected the hull, and in particular the keel, from attack from parasites.

The Ship

The Superbe was fitted out with 74 cannons distributed as follows: 28 x 36 pound guns in the first battery, 30 x 18 pound guns in the second battery and 16 x 8 pounders on the poop deck

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The deck

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Amerigo Vespucci – Heller scale 1:150

  • Total pieces: 409
  • length: 70
  • Height: 47.7
  • make: Heller
  • Scale: 1/150
  • build time:200 hours

Since its launch in 1931, the Amerigo Vespucci has consistently been used for training officiers from the Naval Academy in Livourne in the conduct of military marine and naval operation, and for Italian navy trainee officiers and pilots.


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From 1931 to 1955 the training ship crossed the Atlantic to the United States, Central America, Brazil and Argentina end completed many cruises on the North Sea and to the Eastern Coasts of the Atlantic.


PBY-5A Catalina – Revell Scale: 1/48

PBY-5A Catalina

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 411 mm
  • Wingspan: 647 mm
  • Parts: 162
  • Make: Revell
  • Build Time: 40+ hours

Over 3000 Catalinas were built in nine years of production. They were exemplary aircraft capable of flying in excess of two thousand miles. Operating from forward air bases without landing strips. With their long range and radar, Catalinas were an invaluable asset to the Navy.

Consolidated Catalina

During World War II, Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations

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