The HMS Fly is part of Amati's Victory. This kit is intended for the seasoned modeller.
Victory Model kits feature laser-cut parts, high quality scale fittings, photo-etched brass parts for fine scale detail, high quality woods, detailed plans, and instructions in English. The wooden pedestal and brass columns are not included with the kit.
Length 31.5", Height 25", Scale 1:64. HMS Fly was the fifth of twenty-five Swan Class Sloop rigged ships built between 1766 and 1780. These Swan class sloops were designed by Williams and constructed by order of the Admiralty. They were built at Sheerness Dockyard.
The Fly's keel was laid in January 1776 and launched on the 14th of September, 1776. HMS Fly was commissioned mainly for convoy escort and dispatch duty. She did capture a French privateer, Le Gleneur, off Portland after a long chase. In 1800 she captured another French privateer, the Cutter Trompeur off La Hague.
The Swan class ships were unusually attractive vessels. They had very sleek hull lines and and unusual amount of decorations for the size of vessel. The Class measured 97'7 on the gun deck and displaced 300 tons.
They carried 125 officers and men and initially were equiped the 14 carriage guns - later 16 guns- and 16 swivel guns. The original plans for the Fly still exist.This kit is drawn from those plans. The item "Amati HMS Fly 32 Wooden Tall Ship Model Kit Victory Series Swan Class 1776" is in sale since Tuesday, December 5, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden". The seller is "wally-hamilton" and is located in Everett, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.