Kit contains pre-formed ribs, double planking in beech and walnut, cast metal fittings, walnut rigging fittings and numerous accessories in metal and wood to replicate the interior of the USS Constitution.
This kit is in the same scale as the Mamoli USS Constitution. It is also an excellent kit for newcomers to wood model ship building to learn the planking skills necessary for complete ship models.
U. S. S. CONSTITUTION, an American frigate with 54 guns, was launched on 21st October 1797. She had bigger dimensions, sails and equipment than the contemporary ships of the same class. Her strong construction earned her the name of „Old Ironsides“. The Congress of the United States authorized the construction of Constitution and of two other ships in order to strengthen the American Navy and to protect trade with Europe, which were too often endangered by the more and more numerous attacks of enemy units.