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Tango0121 Jan 2012 11:33 a.m. PST

That's a beautifull model!.

"Ordered under the Naval Defence Act of 1889, which established the "Two-Power Standard", the ships were contemporary with the first torpedo boat destroyers, a type which subsequently superseded the torpedo gunboats. With a length overall of 262 ft 6 in (80.01 m),[1] a beam of 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)[1] and a displacement of 1,070 tons,[1] these torpedo gunboats were not small ships by the standard of the time; they were larger than the majority of World War I destroyers. They were equipped with two sets of vertical triple-expansion steam engines, with two locomotive-type boilers, driving through twin screws. This layout produced 3,500 indicated horsepower (2,600 kW) (except Halcyon, which produced 6000 ihp),[1] giving them a speed of 18.2 knots (33.7 km/h).[1] They carried between 100 and 160 tons of coal and were manned by 120 sailors and officers."
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CorporalTrim Inactive Member21 Jan 2012 11:52 a.m. PST

It will make a nice model (as it should be for 85 euros), but the model in the pictures isn't the same one. Jim Baumann's build is the 1/700 SMS Planet.

- Steve

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