Le Renard (Latina 1:50)

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Le Renard (Latina 1:50)

Availability: In stock

Scale 1:50
Length 24.2"
Height 22"



The Kit:

The kit features a single plank-on-bulkhead construction using precision laser-cut parts. Quality hardwood planking material and dowels for masts and spars are included. Many details are laser-cut for easy and precise construction. Includes wooden block and deadeyes, and pre-sewn cloth sails. Metal parts include brass eyebolts, cast metal anchors and cannon barrels, and a beautifully designed sheet of photo-etched brass for the transom details.

Includes a complete full-color step-by-step instructions with text in English and six-other languages.

 This kit is suitable for anyone who has previous ship modeling experience. Building this kit requires a fair amount of painting, planking/woodworking, and rigging.

 Scale 1:50 Length 24.2" Height 22"

The History:

The Renard was a French cutter launched in 1812 in Saint Malo and armed and owned by privateer Robert Surcouf. She was his eighth and last privateer ship. Renard cruised under Captain Aimable Sauveur until 23 August 1813, when he required a replacement. Command then went to Emmanuel Leroux-Desrochettes. On 9 September 1812, beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting through the night, Renard successfully engaged the British 10-gun schooner HMS Alphea, crewed by 35 sailors. Combat was intense and bloody until at 3:30 a.m. the following morning, when the Alphea took two direct hits from Renard to (presumably) the powder magazine and exploded. There were no reported survivors. Renard lost five men killed and 31 wounded, including her captain,[3] who had an arm shot away and later died of his injuries. Renard returned to France with only 13 able-bodied men. Alphea had carried a crew of 41 men.


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