Length: 1300 mm
Height: 920 mm
Part No.: MM782
Nelson's Flagship HMS Victory stands today as the world's oldest commissioned warship. Still manned by Officers and Ratings of the Royal Navy, the Victory has seen over 220 years of almost continuous naval service.
Scale 1:78, Length: 1300 mm, Height: 920 mm
Display scale kit difficulty: 3
HMS Victory is a 104-gun ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built between 1759 and 1765. She is the oldest naval ship still in commission and the only remaining ship of the line. She sits in dry dock in Portsmouth as a museum ship.
In December 1758, the commissioner of Chatham Dockyard was instructed to prepare a dry dock for the construction of a new 100-gun first-rate ship. This was an unusual occurrence at the time; during the whole of the 18th century only ten were constructed—the Royal Navy preferred smaller and more maneuverable ships and it was unusual for more than two to be in commission simultaneously. The outline plans arrived in June 1759 and were based on HMS Royal George which had been launched at Woolwich Dockyard in 1756.
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The kit features the following: This advanced kit is suitable for ship kit builders who previously built two or more models of a similar style.
A double plank on frame hull, construction, building plans with general details English instructions booklet, lost wax brass castings walnut planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, etched brass details, rigging cord and silk flags. All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy.
This is basically the same kit as the Panart Version 738, but without the copper hull plating, ships boats and wheel/binnacle.