About USS Susquehanna sidewheel steam frigate(Black Ships)
Susquehanna was completed in December 1850 at the Philadelphia Naval Depot. It was immediately assigned to the East India Fleet, and used in 1853 for the Japanese expedition of Perry's Admiral.
Susquehanna is the largest of the four fleets of the expedition to Japan, with a total displacement of 3,824 tons. Speed is estimated 8 knots. The number of crew members is 300.
It is a frigate ship of sailing and outer ring type steam engine promotion combined use. It was equipped with three 10-inch and six 8-inch cannons.
Susquehanna means "wide and deep river" in the language of Native Americans.
About the kit
Kit is 1/120 scale. The hull is a full-scale wooden sailling ship model that is easy to make and assemble with the keel frame BOX structure.
For complicated rope laying operations, the procedure is described in the collar assembly manual. Parts are processed with high precision by precision laser processing.
As for sidewheel, Tamiya gear box can be attached as an option.