von BK-Nils | 23.02.2021 | eingestellt unter: Weltkriege

Sarissa Precision: Flussboot

Von Sarissa Precision kommt ein weiteres Boot, das Fly Class River Boat steht bereit um auf Flüssen und kleineren Gewässern auf Patrouille zu gehen.

Sarissa Precision WW1 FLY CLASS RIVER BOAT 1 Sarissa Precision WW1 FLY CLASS RIVER BOAT 2

Fly Class River Boat – 30,00 GBP

Codenamed ‘China gunboats’ in order to disguise their real purpose. The well-armed Fly-class river gunboats were designed specifically to patrol the Tigris river during WWI.

Built by the yarrow shipbuilders in Scotland the design of these shallow-draft river gunboats allowed them to be shipped in bits to Abadan in Iran. Once there they were re-assembled and sent into action against the Ottomans along the Tigris.

Relatively fast at 9.5 knots (10.9 mph; 17.6 km/h) with 22 crew they were generally equipped with guns such as the 4-inch (102mm), 12-pounder (76mm), 6-pounder (57mm), 3-pounder (47mm), 2-pounder (40mm) pom-pom and 4 or 5 machine guns.

IN ACTION

One Fly Class River Gunboat, HMS „Firefly“, was captured by Turks in 1915. Having been put back into service as Suleiman Pak, it was recaptured in 1917 by its sister gunboat – Tarantula.

Of the 12 built during WWI, 4 were shipped to Port Said, Egypt in 1915-16, a further 4 were sent to the Persian Gulf in 1916 whilst the remaining 4 were stationed off the East coast of England with modified guns to take on the zeppelins.

During the Russian Civil War in 1919, 5 ships were sent into the Arctic Ocean to serve on the Dvina River (northern Russia) in support of the White Russian forces.

WWII

Between the two world wars, the Fly class were mainly used in the Far East, seeing action in 1937 during the Japanese invasion of China, on the Yangtze River.

By WWII the 9 remaining vessels were being refitted with longer 6 pounders. Their shallow draught let them get close-in to beaches, making them ideal supply and landing vessels. They would see action from Tobruk to Singapore. Only 4 would survive to the end of the war.

Supplied unassembled and unpainted in kit form with full instructions.

Any models or accessories shown are for scale purposes only and are not included.

Dimensions L410 x W120 x H150mm (approx.)
Product Features 2x Moveable guns Etched detailing
Material(s) MDF Greyboard
Contents 1x Gunboat

Quelle: Sarissa Precision

BK-Nils

Nils, Redakteur bei Brückenkopf-Online. Seit 2001 im Hobby, erstes Tabletop: DSA Armalion. Aktueller Fokus liegt auf Skirmish-Systemen und Warhammer 40.000. mehr auf instagram.com/nerdydutchman

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Kommentare

  • Naja.
    Abbildung ähnlich.

    Aber für den Tisch und angesichts des geringen Preises sind Abweichungen zur Vorlage verschmerzbar.

  • Habe schon seit einiger Zeit die Landungsboote und Co. von Sarissa im Blick und auch das hier würde gut für meinen Zweck passen.

    Nicht für WW2, sondern für Endzeit: meine The Drowned Earth Crews werden sich freuen! 🙂

  • oha…30 Pfund….Da der eigentliche Bootsrumpf ja scheinbar sowieso aus gebogener Pappe besteht, wäre es mal eine Idee, sowas in etwa ganz aus Pappe zu machen. Bei ca. 30 Cent pro A4-Pappe (also gute Pappe) und dann vielleicht 10-15 Blatt… so 3-6€, vielleicht maximal 10…
    Das bringt mich echt auf Ideen.

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