The Fram, a famous ship in Norwegian polar expedition history
The Fram was launched in 1892 and used in polar expeditions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and others between 1893 and 1912. On request of Fridtjof Nansen it was designed and built to survive the ice pressure, not by pure strength, but because it would be of a shape designed to let the ice push the ship up, so it would "float" on top of the ice.
Today the ship is open to visitors in the Fram Museum in Oslo.
The Fram model, photos, description and dimensions
The model was built to the state of the original 1892 design. Many details and then hull lines of the ship were taken from the book by Ingrid Schmidt, Polarschiffe - Wostok, Mirny, Grönland, Fram, Gauss, VEB Hinstorff Verlag Rostock 1988, ISBN 3-7688-0615-4.
The very finely worked, detailed ship model is 1 : 70 scale.
Length is 74 cm, width 24 cm, height 57 cm. The model in diorama is
length 79 cm, width 45 cm, height 58 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions,
closer views of hull, deck and rigging.
The model can be placed into a diorama showing it in ice. There are several photos of the diorama.