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MV Apollo


Roll-on-roll-off ferry, Germany, 1970

SKU: NPJ001 Categories: ,


The roll-on-roll-off ferry Apollo was launched in 1970 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg – the first of 9 near-sister-ships known as the “Papenberg Sisters”. She sailed initially for the Viking Line between Finland and Sweden from 1970 to 1976 before sailing a number of other routes – including Portsmouth to the Channel Islands as the Corbiere. When originally built she could carry 1,200 passengers and 260 cars.

This model of Apollo is a digitised version of an unpublished design by the late German designer Nils-Peter Jaechel and every effort has been made to be faithful to his original creation. The model has been published with the approval of the designer’s family and is a joint project by David Hathaway and Klaus Hildebrand. The model is available as either a printed model or as a downloadable PDF.

Instruction diagrams and German building instructions are included.

Technical Details

Length Beam Displacement Speed
108.7m 17.2m 4,238 grt 18.5 knots

Model Details

Scale Length/Width Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 43.4cm/6.9cm 350 10 x A4 2/3 [Moderate]

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Type of media

Paid Download, Printed Model