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Turret Ship, Russia, 1865

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The success of the USS Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads in the American Civil War triggered a wave of “monitor fever” around the world. The Russian Navy built a number of monitors and turret-armed ships and the first, the Smerch (written CMEPY in Cyrillic script – meaning “hurricane”) was launched in 1865.

Designed to help defend the Russian Baltic ports, she never saw action but was in operational use from 1865 to 1947, first as a monitor, then as a guardship and later as a store vessel.

Technical Details

Length Beam Displacement Armament Crew
46m 7m 300 tons 1 x 10″ MLR 122

Model Details

Scale Length/Width Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 25cm/3.5cm ~200 2 x A4 3 [Moderate]

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