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Rendel Gunboats


Gunboats, UK, 1867/9

SKU: PS12 Categories: ,


HMS Staunch was designed as a small ship that could be used by Armstrongs to carry guns out to sea for testing. Sir Gorge Rendel realised the potential of the type as cheap coastal defense gunboats and offered her to the Royal Navy. Over 30 similar gunboats were built, including HMS Kite.The main armament was a 9″ or 10″ gun carried forward and aimed by turning the whole ship.

Note – The model includes both HMS Staunch and HMS Kite.

Technical Details

Length Beam Displacement Armament Speed
25.5m 8m 250 tons 1 x 24cm MLR 25

Model Details

Scale Length/Width Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 10cm/4cm ~250 2 x A4 4 [Difficult]

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