Scale 1 : 48, length 63 cm, width 19 cm, height 27 cm
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Bomb ketches were difficult to sail, as there were two large mortars on the foredeck in place of the fore-mast. To withstand the recoil of the cannons with their heavy projectiles, the bomb ketches had to have a massive and firm hull. Bomb ketchs were used by the French in the 17th and 18th century to bombard port towns on the Barbary coast more efficiently.
The French bomb ketch LA SALAMANDRE was launched in 1752. This ship model is made only partly planked to allow for views into the ship's interior.
Scale 1 : 48, length 63 cm, width 19 cm, height 27 cm.
The model was built to the plans of Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti, Bomb Ketch LA SALAMANDRE 1752, Monograph with thirty-four plates at 1:48 scale, Editions A.N.C.R.E..
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The model was made by Dr. Peter Schoeberl, Haltern, Germany, Tel. +49 2364 504169, firstname.lastname@example.org
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