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German Ships

Admiral Graf Spee - William Terra
Model Data
Model build by William Terra, Maine, USA
Kit Manufacturer Scratch build
Scale 1:20
Additional Information The model is scratch build like a canoe using 2,54 - 10,16 cm (1 - 4 in) bass wood strips and then covered with fiberglass.
Estimated weight 318 kg (700 lbs).
The beam is 1,32 meter (52 in).
The length is about 9,1 meter (30 foot).
It can carry 2 persons.
The model is powered by a 15 hp (11,2 kw) outboard engine under rear gun turret.
It can sail 24 kilometer per hour (15 mph).
Furthermore the model has a music system build in.
While William Terra cruise the lakes of Maine he enjoy listen to Wagner.
The Commander-in-Chief in the photographs below is William Terra.
William Terra would like to see more models build in this scale.
Construction time 4 years, so far. It is estimated to require at least two more years of work to make the model complete.

Admiral Graf Spee - William Terra
The Model - Status 2002
Photographs: © John Hubbard
Photographs: © William Terra
The Model - Status 2003
Photographs: © William Terra