1/192 Flagship Models CSS Virginia (ex USS Merrimack 18 long)
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1/192 Flagship Models CSS Virginia (ex USS Merrimack 18 long)

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$150.00
SKU:
FMS19213
UPC:
600140505092
Condition:
New
Section:
Ships
Scale:
1/200
Product Type:
Model Kits
Ship Type:
Civil War
Material:
Resin
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The 1/192 scale (18" long) CSS Virginia is a moderately easy to construct multi-media kit featuring resin cast parts, decal flag, photo etch parts, brass rod, computer illustrated instructions and color box art.

On 20 April 1861, when Virginia authorities took over the Norfolk Navy Yard after its evacuation by Federal forces, they found, among other valuable items, the hulk of the steam frigate USS Merrimack. Though burned to the waterline and sunk, the big ship's lower hull and machinery were intact. During the remainder of 1861 and the first two months of 1862, the Confederate States Navy raised, dry docked and converted her into a casemate ironclad ram, a new warship type that promised to overcome the Union's great superiority in conventional warships. Placed in commission as CSS Virginia in mid-February 1862, the ship's iron armor made her virtually invulnerable to contemporary gunfire. She carried ten guns of her own, a seven-inch pivot-mounted rifle at each end and a broadside battery of two six-inch rifles and six nine-inch smoothbores. Affixed to her bow was an iron ram, allowing the ship herself to be employed as a deadly weapon. 

In a historic action that dramatically demonstrated the superiority of armored steam-powered warships over their wooden sailing counterparts, Virginia rammed and sank the big U.S. Navy sloop of war Cumberland and shelled the frigate Congress into submission.  When Virginia returned to Hampton Roads to attack the grounded steam frigate Minnesota, she found the Union's own pioneer ironclad, USS Monitor waiting. A second historic battle ensued, with the two opponents firing away, without mortal effect, until the action ended in a tactical draw in the early afternoon of 9 March 1862.  As the Confederates abandoned their positions in the Norfolk area, Virginia was threatened with the loss of her base. After a futile effort to lighten the ship enough to allow her to move up the James River, on 11 May the South's formidable ironclad was destroyed by her crew off Craney Island, some six miles from where she had electrified the World through her battles of 8 and 9 March. CSS Virginia's wreck was largely removed between 1866 and 1876.

Our "how to" modeling CDs, FMCD-1 "Working With Photo Etched Parts" and FMCD-5 "Building Resin Ship Models" will answer any questions you may have about these models.  You will find an independant review of this kit here: www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/misc/ironclads/192-virginia-fs/flagship-review.html

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