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ORP Ślązak (ex German A59) by RGL - FINISHED - Mirage Hobby - 1/350 - Polish Torpedo boat


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The A-class torpedo boats were a class of German single-funnelled torpedo boat/light destroyer designed by the Reichsmarineamt for operations off the coast of occupied Flanders in the First World War. The A designation was to avoid confusion with older classes and designs. They were known as "coastal torpedo boats" (German: Küstentorpedoboote) to differentiate from larger, ocean-going torpedo boats.

 

Post WW1 it was awarded to Poland. 

 

From 1937 served in the Polish Navy as a target ship for aviation exercises and as

it was unarmed. The outbreak of World War II found it in Puck (no idea where this is, sorry). During the September campaign it was persistent but ineffectively  bombed by German planes. After taking Puck, it became a German prey. It’s fate is unknown, probably cut into scrap metal.

 

There is very little history of this ship, but it cost $20 and I love this type. It’s cheap, nasty, needs work and the only aftermarket no longer is produced. Thus it’s a kits bash. Should be fun. 

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