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Part#: MSW2028
Model Shipways Rattlesnake
Product Details:

 The privateer Rattlesnake was built at Plymouth, Massachusetts
in 1780.Despite her moderate size of 89 feet on deck, she was
fast and weatherly.She sailed with 85 men and carried twenty
6-pounders. She captured overa million dollars worth of British
goods on her first cruise, establishing a reputation as a
formidable vessel. The British ordered her captured at any cost.
She was seized by the 44-gun H.M.S. Assurance in 1783, sent to
England and taken into the Royal Navy.She was sold out of
service in 1786.

One of the mainstays of the Model Shipways line, Rattlesnake
features plank-on-bulkhead construction with laser cut basswood
components and lead-free Britannia metal castings. Brass fittings
include eyebolts, and rings, wire and strip material.Your finished
Model Shipways kit will be an authentic replica, with four sizes
each of gray running and black standing rigging, 110 wooden
deadeyes and over 200 blocks.

Four sheets of plans (two by George F. Campbell outlining hull
details and rig plan, plus two by Ben Lankford showing
plank-on-bulkhead hull construction) and a comprehensive 48 page
illustrated instruction book guide you to amemorable Rattlesnake
model. (Display base & brass pedestals not included.)

Length 28" / Height 18" / Scale 3/16" =1 ft. (1:64)
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate Level
(many small parts, individual planks for hull, small rigging pieces)

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