In 1625 while Sweden was busy building an empire around the Baltic Sea, the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus ordered new warships. Among them the Wasa. On its maiden voyage in 1628 the Wasa set sail and fired a salute. But only after a few minutes of sailing the ship began to heel over. She righted herself slightly - and heeled over again and, to everyones horror and disbelief, the glorious and mighty warship suddenly sank.
Designed to carry 64 guns the Wasa was to set sail on its maiden voyage in 1628 but disaster was to strike and shortly after firing a salute the Wasa was to sink. The ship was discovered and its remains salvaged in the 1960's and a museum now exists in Gothenburg dedicated to the vessel. Requires polystyrene cement and paint to complete the model.
Technical Specification & Details
Flying Hours 4
Number of Parts 229
Dimensions L 486mm X W 229mm
Glue and paints are required to assemble.