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North Sea Class NS11 3d printed NS 11 and her crew at rest, photo: the Lewry Collection
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North Sea Class NS11

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3D printed in matte translucent plastic that showcases fine and intricate details.
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Product Description
This is a  four part kit of the North Sea Class number NS11 non-rigid airship and is available in either 1:700 or 1:600 scale. Please check your choice in the top right hand corner of this page.

The markings on this model are engraved into the surface so that they can be picked out relatively easily with good paint brushes and/or pens. An unmarked version is available here

By 1916 the British Admiralty were persuaded that they had to have large rigid airships, but production was slow and the North Sea Class was introduced in 1917 as a stop-gap. These large non-rigids were initially beset with propeller drive shaft problems. But a change of engines and development efforts by the airshipmen themselves saw them evolve into what were perhaps the finest 'ships of their type in the world at the time.

Fourteen North Seas flew and this model is of NS 11 which in February 1919 established a world endurance record when she flew 4,000 miles in 100 hours and 15 minutes on a mine-hunting patrol. That same year, in company with NS 12, she made the first airship flight to Norway. For the NS11 story and lots of other information on the type, please go to http://www.ns11.org

The book "Coastal Patrol: Royal Navy Airship Operations During the Great War 1914-1918"  by Brian J Turpin gives a brilliant insight into the lives of the airship men and their machines. The British RNAS successfully countered the U-Boat threat from Germany and the sheer size and efficiency of their fleet of non-rigids has been understated too often by most historians and chroniclers of the war.
 
The North Sea Class carried a crew of ten in two five-man watches. They were armed with up to five machine guns including one on the gun platform on top of the hull.  They could also carry up to six 230 lb bombs.

 
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NS Class 1 700th NS11 Mod 1
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2.61 x 5.61 x 8.35 cm
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