Bushnell Turtle in 1:12 scale
This is a fully completed and ready for display model of Bushnell's famous submarine, the Turtle.
Turtle (also called American Turtle) was the world's first submersible vessel with a documented record of use in combat. It was built in 1775 by American David Bushnell as a means of attaching explosive charges to ships in a harbor, for use against Royal Navy vessels occupying North American harbors during the American Revolutionary War. Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull recommended the invention to George Washington, who provided funds and support for the development and testing of the machine.
This model is a 1:12 scale replica of the Turtle, measuring 200mm long, 215mm tall and 91mm wide, a perfect size for display on a desk or shelf.