The most widely-produced type of battleship in the Russian Navy was the Borodino-class, named for the Battle of Borodino. Five ships were built and entered service in 1904, only to be rushed to an early grave in the Russo-Japanese War. At the Battle of Tsushima, three were sunk and one was captured, renamed Iwami, and used for target practise. The fifth, Slava (“Glory”) went on to serve in World War I, when it was sunk at the Battle of Moon Sound by the dreadnought SMS König. The short, embarassing existence and strange hull design are the main reasons that noted naval historian Antony Preston considers this to be one of the worst batteship designs ever built. Then again, I suppose that’s to be expected when Russians attempt to copy the French.
A solid model of the Borodino-class pre-dreadnought battleship of the Imperial Russian Navy. I have previously offered this ship in larger scales with moveable turrets. Click here if you wish to see it.
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Kaja's Models and Machinations
Kaja’s Models and Machinations specialises in models of experimental Soviet heavy tanks produced from 1939-1957, primarily in 1:100 (15mm), 1:220 (Z gauge), and 1:285 (6mm) scales. A high-detail model of the KV-1 suitable for 1:56 (28mm) is also available (and I will upload it at the first opportunity), and others may be available on request. Other models include ancient war galleys in 1:1200 scale, tall ships from the Golden Age of Sail, primarily in 1:700 scale, and even steamships from World War I.
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