Mantua 1/100 Amerigo Vespucci. Italian Navy Training Ship
The Amerigo Vspucci is a tall ship of the Marina Militare, named after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Its home port is Livorno, in Italy; It is still in use as a school ship.
The Amerigo Vespucci often takes part in sailing parades and Tall Ships' Races, where she is in amicable rivalry with the Gorch Fock. When she is berthed in port, public tours of the vessel are usually offered
Exact scale model of the famous school ship of the Italian Navy. She was planned by Lieutenant Colonel Francesco Rotundi, following the trends of war sailing vessels. She was launched in 1931 at the Navy`s ship yards of Castellammare di Staia Naples.
The kit includes laser cut frames for keel & bulkheads, and exotic wood strip for hull planking. Also included is the wooden deck planking, masts and spars, lost wax castings and wooden fittings, etched brass detailing, cloth for the sails and flags. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.
Scale 1:100, Length: 1000mm.
Skill Level 3