Built in 1708, the third rate French ship Le Superbe was 143 feet long with a beam of over 40 feet. At 1,029 tons, Le Superbe carried adequate provisions to remain at sea with a crew of more than 600 men for up to six months. King Charles was so impressed by her majestic size and beautiful ornamentation that he ordered Dean
(England’s foremost naval architect) to copy her lines and design.
This ship model kit is single planked.
Mantua Model Ships & Mantua Model Boats have built its reputation on large, elaborately detailed ship model kits. Their ship model kits use photo-etched brass, cast metal fittings, cast metal and machined turned brass fittings. The detail in their range of large ship models is exceptional.