1/144 Imperial Chinese Navy Peiyang Squadron Ping Yuen by Bronco Model BRC-KB14005
BRONCO KB14005 1/144 Imperial Chinese Navy Peiyang Squadron Ping Yuen by Bronco Model
This ship is the first steel armored warship designed and built by China itself, and the first such warship created by an East Asian country. After the Sino-French War in 1885, Minister of Shipping Pei Yinsen, in view of the lessons of the defeat in the Battle of Majiang, determined to create armored warships to increase maritime power, and was approved by the Empress Dowager Cixi. This ship is based on the French Navy’s "Huangquan"-class armored gunboat as its reference model. It has been designed and improved according to the actual conditions of the coast of China. The hull is an all-steel structure, and steel armor is laid on the waterline belt. The steel used is purchased From the Creusot Works in France
Assembly required for this model kit.
Glue and paint not included.