1⁄700Building The Lieutenant Burakov
The destroyer Lieutenant Burakov was originally the Chinese navy's 'Hai Hoha' built by Schichau of Germany in 1898. She was captured by the British destroyers HMS Fame and HMS Whiting in the attack on the Taku forts and thereafter assigned to Russia.
She had two large funnels and two deck TT as well as 6 x 3pdr deck guns and with a four boiler Thorneycroft steam plant generating 6000ihp she was easily the fastest of the Russian destroyer flotilla in the war with Japan achieving a stunning 33.6 knots!
She was torpedoed by the Picket boats of IJN battleships Mikasa and Fuji in the waters of Ta Ho Bay to the east of Port Arthur July 24,1904.
Length: 193'ft 7in
Draft: 8ft 6in
Displacement: 280 tons
The model was built using the Combrig 1:700 resin kit. It is a very small ship in this scale. The hull measures a shade under 3 1/4 inches long. When the model was first released it was in his review that Daniel H. Jones, editor and publisher of the much loved and now sadly defunct Plastic Ship Modeler magazine who drew my attention to one of the shortcomings of the hull casting, that being the lack of sheer and the flatness of the spray-rail line.
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