Trumpeter TR05350 - HMS Exeter 1:350 Scale FREE POSTAGE

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Trumpeter HMS Exeter 1:350 Scale

TR-05350 - Trumpeter

HMS Exeter was the second and last York-class heavy cruiser built for the Royal Navy during the late 1920s. When World War II began in September 1939, the cruiser was assigned to patrol South American waters against German commerce raiders. Exeter was one of three British cruisers that fought the German pocket battleship, the Admiral Graf Spee, in the Battle of the River Plate. She was severely damaged during the battle, and she was in the shipyard for over a year.

After her repairs were completed, the ship spent most of 1941 on convoy escort duties before she was transferred to the Far East at the start of the Pacific War in December. This culminated in her engagement in the Battle of the Java Sea where the Allies attempted to intercept several Imperial Japanese Navy invasion convoys. Exeter was crippled early in the battle, and she did not play much of a role as she withdrew. Two days later, she attempted to escape approaching Japanese forces, but she was intercepted and sunk by Japanese ships at the beginning of March in the Second Battle of the Java Sea. Most of her crew survived the sinking and were rescued by the Japanese. About a quarter of them died during Japanese captivity. Her wreck was discovered in early 2007, and it was declared a war grave, but by 2016 her remains had been destroyed by illegal salvagers.

The model kit is moulded in 1:350 scale, has over 330 parts on 17 sprues with additional parts for the hulls and decks as well as photo etch parts, including an anchor chain. The decks have timber finish rendered. Kit comes with display stand.

The completed kit measures 500.8 mm in length with a beam of 49.7 mm.

 Paint and glue are required to complete this kit but are NOT included.

This kit also features FREE Postage to anywhere in Australia.

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