1/20 ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE MODEL
(by William Terra, Maine, USA)
You read right, this Admiral Graf Spee model was built to 1/20 scale. In other words, it is over 30 feet (9 meters) long!!
After three years of hard work William Terra came up with this giant.
The model was built like a canoe using 1-4 inch bass wood strips and then covered with fibreglass.
The beam is 52 inches (1.32 meters) and the weight around 700 lbs. (317 kg).
This is not a common model but a real ship that can reach a speed of 15 knots thanks to a 15 hp outboard engine located under the after turret.
Even more incredible is the fact that the ship is managed by a crew of two men sited amidships behind the foremast and the funnel.
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