Cape Horn

by Heller
$66.86 USD $98.34 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic ship model kit.

From the manufacturer:

The Cape Horn was one of those rare five-masted sailing vessels which confronted the ultimate test for sailors, successful passage of which made them "Cape-Horners." Such ships were mainly designed to transport coal, cement and various European-manufactured goods to the Pacific coast of South America, from which they returned with sundry fertilizers, nitrates and guano.  This type of ship was first built in the 1880s, and enjoyed remarkable fame right up to the advent of steam ships. The Cape Horn was a five-masted ship with an overal length of 148.20m, a waterline beam of 16.40m, and a total sail surface of 5,580m2. She could carry 1,150 tons, required 48 crew and offices, and could do 17 knots in good trade winds.  Bordeaux was the port of registry for a number of these such vessels.

As to the cape itself, Cape Horn is a sheer cliff, 580 meters high, which marks the southernmost point of South America. Strong gusts of wind can spring up from anywhere; the passage is littered with reefs and shoals, and is also subject to numerous coastal currents.

Will be about 98.8cm long and 45.6cm tall when assembled. 614 pieces.

Details

Code: HEL80890
Release Date: Apr 2018
Item Size/Weight: 72.5cm x 51.7cm x 11.5cm / 1950g
Manufacturer: Heller

Assembly Guide