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Brazilian Ironclads

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We present an exclusive line of 19th century South American ships. Our first models are Brazilian ironclads that were involved in conflicts like the Paraguayan War or the so-called Triple Alliance War. These models were made for 3D printers based on SLA or FDM technology. The Brazilain ships are:

Alagoas - Alagoas was an ironclad warship that served the Brazilian Imperial Armada and, for a brief period, the new Brazilian Navy after the Proclamation of the Republic. The ironclad was the third Pará Class vessel built in the Rio de Janeiro Navy Arsenal during the Paraguayan War. This class was built to meet the specific needs of the Navy for shallow draft armored ships capable of withstanding large fires. I Paraguay War, she arrived on the Paraná River in January 1868, although her passage further north was barred by the Paraguayan fortifications at Humaitá. On 19 February 1868, six Brazilian ironclads, including Alagoas, steamed past Humaitá at night. Alagoas and her two sister ships, Rio Grande and Pará were lashed to the larger ironclads in case any engines were disabled by the Paraguayan guns. Barroso led with Rio Grande, followed by Bahia with Alagoas and Tamandaré with Pará.

Pará - The ironclad Pará was built at the Arsenal de Marinha shipyard in Rio de Janeiro following the construction projects of naval engineer Napoleão João Baptista Level, Carlos Braconnot machines, and the arrangement of the armament of Lieutenant Henrique Baptista. It was the first vessel of the armada to receive this name that was a tribute to the province of Pará.

It was launched into the sea on May 25, 1867. A notable point of its construction was that the engineer Braconnot even in the absence of a hydraulic press he managed to fold breastplates of this and other ships he built. The ironclad  was incorporated on June 15, 1867. During the Paraguayan War, the squadron in Curuzu was incorporated under the command of the 1st Lieutenant Antônio Joaquim. On February 13, 1868, he participated in the Brazilian actions in the Fort of Curupaiti, facing the fire of 22 enemy cannons during an hour of combat. On that occasion, he joined the 3rd Naval Division of Captain-of-the-sea-and-war Delfim Carlos de Carvalho.

Barroso - Barroso was laid down at the Arsenal de Marinha da Côrte in Rio de Janeiro on 21 February 1865. She was launched on 4 November 1865 and completed on 11 January 1866. On 26–28 March 1866 she bombarded the Paraguayan fortifications at Curupaity where she was hit 20 times, but not significantly damaged. The ship bombarded Curuzu Fort, downstream of Curupaity, on 1 September in company with the ironclads Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Lima Barros, Tamandaré, and the monitor Bahia. 

Cabral - The battleship Cabral was the flagship of its class, the Cabral Class that had its sister ship the battleship Colombo. It was built at the J. and G. Rennie shipyard in Greenwich, United Kingdom, and was launched in the year 1865. Its name was a tribute to the discoverer of Brazil Pedro Alvares Cabral. The first commander was the 1st Lieutenant Jacinto Furtado of Mendonça Pais Leme. The battleship Cabral arrived in Brazil in 1866 and was incorporated in the same year. The following year he participated in the actions at the Forte de Curupaiti and at the Passagem de Humaitá. On March 2, 1868, he repulsed a Paraguayan attempt at an approach. In the same year he was involved in the bombing of humaitá, in the passage of Timbó and in the passage of Angostura.

1/1200 and 1/600 STL models for SLA and FDM 3d Printers. For better results we recommend SLA printers.

Pará printed in SLA 1/600




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This title was added to our catalog on September 02, 2020.