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Gunboat Melik


Gunboat, Egypt, 1898

SKU: PS16 Categories: ,


Built in Britain and shipped to Egypt, the Melik took part in General Kitchener’s campaign to re-capture Khartoum and crush the rebellion in the Sudan, thus avenging General Gordon’s death.

Small and very shallow draught, the Melik carried an armament of maxim machine guns and 12-pounder guns that provided valuable support during the campaign and particularly at the key battle of Omdurman.

Passed to the Sudanese government and then leased to a yacht club, the Melik has survived relatively intact. She is currently beached near Khartoum, awaiting a restoration plan.

The model has been designed with the assistance of the Melik Society, who are currently promoting her restoration (

The model shows the Melik as she appeared when built.

Technical Details

Length Beam Displacement Armament Speed
44.5m 7.3m 134 tons 2 x 12-pounder QF 30

Model Details

Scale Length/Width Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 18cm/4cm ~200 2 x A4 4 [Difficult]

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