1/64 HMS Pegasus

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"H.M.S. Pegasus was the sixth ship of the Swan class, of which twenty-five sloops were built between 1766 and 1780. Like all Swan-class ships, Pegasus was designed by Williams and the Admiralty commissioned her to be built at Sheerness Dockyard on 1 August 1775. The keel was laid in May 1775 and she was launched on 27 December 1776. The Swan class sloops of the 6th rank were unusually attractive for this class of ship, not only because of the very elegant hull lines, but also because of the unusually extensive ornamentation for the size of the vessel. They were built just before the Admiralty ordered that all ships (especially the smaller ones) should have a minimum of ornamentation and carving to save unnecessary expense as the war with France and other nations was still going on. The Swan class measured 97' 7"" on the gun deck and displaced 300 tons. She could accommodate 125 officers and men and originally had 14 guns (later 16) and 16 swivel guns. The original plans of the Pegasus still exist, and it is on these plans that the kit is based. The kit contains: Laser cut materials
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