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South Coast Martello Tower


Kent & Sussex, UK, 1798

SKU: PF01 Categories: ,


Over 150 Martello towers were built along the East and South coasts of England and Ireland between 1790 and 1800 to protect against invasion by the French. Modeled on a tower in Mortella Bay, Corsica, they were short and squat with massively thick, brick-built walls.

The English south coast towers were armed with a single, 24-pounder smooth-bore cannon mounted on a traversing carriage on the roof.

Technical Details

Diameter Height Armament Garrison
12m 10m 1 x 24 pounder 22

Model Details

Scale Length/Width Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 5cm 30 1 x A4 4 [Difficult]

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