Caldercraft Snake

$401.35

CC9002
Scale: 1:64
Length: 910mm
Width: 350mm
Height: 610mm

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Description

Caldercraft Snake

The Snake-class brig-sloop was a type of naval vessel used by the Royal Navy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These sloops were designed for speed, agility, and maneuverability, making them well-suited for reconnaissance, patrol, and escort missions. The Snake-class sloops typically carried guns on a single gun deck, allowing them to engage enemy ships effectively.

The Snake-class sloops were named after the lead ship, HMS Snake, which was launched in 1780. These sloops were small, fast, and versatile, making them ideal for a variety of naval operations. They were used for convoy escort duty, protection of trade routes, and anti-piracy operations, as well as reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering missions.

One of the most famous ships of the Snake class was HMS Sophie, a fictional vessel featured in Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series of novels. HMS Sophie, commanded by Captain Jack Aubrey, is a brig-sloop that plays a central role in many of the books in the series and is known for its speed, maneuverability, and effectiveness in combat.

Overall, the Snake-class rigged sloops were important and valuable assets in the Royal Navy’s fleet, contributing to the success of British naval operations during the Age of Sail. Their combination of agility, speed, and firepower made them versatile and effective ships for a variety of missions.

The Caldercraft Snake kit has been designed with the novice / intermediate builder in mind and is ideal as a first or second model for the introduction to plank on frame building. The kit includes 18 cast carronade; double plank on bulkhead hull; walnut CNC parts; 900 copper plates; black and natural hemp for rigging; full size plans and comprehensive instruction book.

CC9002
Scale: 1:64
Length: 910mm
Width: 350mm
Height: 610mm

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 9 × 3 in

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