In 1905 the firm “Borel” ordered in Saratov City at the plant of the engineer Bari the construction of a tow boat for the Volga steamship line. The ship was constructed on the foremost project of that time. The steamship was set in motion by two paddle wheels with outer lines and steering blades mounted on one axle. The steamship received the human’s name “VANYA”. The tow boat was sailing on the Volga and the Kama, drove barges with timber, flour, salt fish and other goods from Rybinsk to Astrakhan and back. That continued until the autumn of 1914. In 1918 the tow boat was given the serial number 5 and called an armed steamship. For the battles of Kazan the armed steamship received its new name “Vanya-Communist”, but it did not have time to receive it officially. 1 October 1918, during the reconnaissance raid near Pyanyy Bor Village the gunboat “Vanya-Communist” was fired by the hidden artillery battery of the enemy and conflagrated. The survivors - 48 men of the crew of 76 men – were picked up by torpedo boat “Prytkiy” that came to the rescue. After the Civil War ended, the steamship was hoisted, repaired, reconstructed into a passenger steamship and given to Chardzhou City, where it worked for a long time more on the River Amu Darya under the name of “Komsomolets” until 1968, when the river stopped being navigable. Of this issue you can assemble at once two models: the model of the tow boat and the model of the gunboat. Among the peculiarities of the model one can mention plenty of details. The level of complexity affords to assemble a very realistic model. We recommend it to experienced modelers.
Barco de guerra ruso. Su nombre se encuentra ligado con la heroica defensa de Port Arthur. Construido en los Estados Unidos y botado en 1900. Fue uno de los mejores en su época y sirvió de prototipo para el resto de series americanas. Recomendado a