Popularly known as the Dynamite gun cruiser, the USS Vesuvius was unique in having three 15-inch pneumatic guns installed fixed fore and aft that fired a shell at a fixed elevation of 18 degrees. The guns were trained by rotating the ship. This is an excellent little Combrig kit, built (almost) out of the box, with only added metal masts and laid on a seascape.

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Peter Fulgoney