Bomb Vessel (AA) ‘at anchor’

$8.00

Bomb Vessel
These were specialist vessels whose main armament was two mortars, usually 10″ and 13″, which were used to lob shells into enemy fortifications. This model is of the Hecla, a converted merchantman, which by the use of  removable bulwarks, was the first ‘bomb vessel’ to be able to fire its mortars horizontally as a broadside.

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Bomb Vessel
These were specialist vessels whose main armament was two mortars, usually 10″ and 13″, which were used to lob shells into enemy fortifications. This model is of the Hecla, a converted merchantman that used  removable bulwarks to be able to fire its mortars horizontally as a broadside.

With complements of less than 20 guns, unrated vessels were commanded by lieutenants and comprised sloops, brigs, schooners, cutters, transports, bomb vessels and gunboats.

Sold as complete sets (hull, masts and sails). Sails are ‘set’ are in photo etched brass; rest of kit (including furled sails) in white metal alloy. See ‘Sail Settings’ for descriptions of each type of sail.

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