C.S.S. Arkansas Confederate Ironclad 1/96 Scale Resin Model Kit
made in USA by Cottage Industry Ltd
# CO 96-004
Our Arkansas model measures about 23" long, and is designed to be a cutaway, or non-cutaway. New production techniques by this manufacturer minimizes sanding and clean up. Includes a fully historically accurate gun deck based on extensive research with six different types and sizes of guns with their respective carriages (not just a set of 6 standardized guns). Beautifully illustrated instructions by Mr. Jim Houbrick including complete textual descriptions of construction. Intermediate level of difficulty to build.
|CSS Arkansas, an ironclad ram, was built at Memphis, Tennessee, in 1861-62. Incomplete when Union forces closed in on Memphis in May 1862, she was towed up the Yazoo River to Yazoo City, Mississippi, and finished as far as circumstances allowed. On 15 July 1862, her enterprising commanding officer, Lieutenant Isaac N. Brown, CSN, took Arkansas down the Yazoo, where she encountered the U.S. gunboats Carondelet and Tyler and the ram Queen of the West, leaving the first two badly damaged. Continuing out into the Mississippi River, she boldly fought her way through the assembled Federal fleet and came to rest under the protection of the Confederate fortress at Vicksburg. While at Vicksburg on 22 July, Arkansas was attacked by the Queen of the West and ironclad Essex, but was not severely damaged. Though badly in need of repairs, she was next ordered to steam down the river to assist Confederate forces in an attack on Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While carrying out this mission on 6 August 1862, CSS Arkansas suffered a severe machinery breakdown during an engagement with the Essex, drifted ashore and was burned to prevent capture.|
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