Model builder William Terra from Maine, USA created an incredible 1:20 replica of the famous German cruiser Admrial Graf Spee which served during World War II. When asked why he chose a German Battleship William replied that he admits he gets some grief for choosing to build it. However, it is one of the most famous battleships in history and William points out that when the British sunk it it was a major milestone in the Allies effort.
In William Terra’s model replica version, the boat measures about 9.1 meters (30 ft) and weighs approximately 318 kg or 700 lbs. Additional details as follows:
- The model is scratch build like a canoe using 2.54 cm – 10.16 cm (1-4 in.) bass wood strips and then covered with fiberglass
- It can carry 2 persons
- The model is powered by a 15 hp (11.2 kw) outboard engine located under the rear gun turret
- It can sail 24 kilometer per hour (15 mph)