Trumpeter TR05302 - HMS Hood Battleship 1:350 Scale. FREE POSTAGE

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Trumpeter HMS Hood Battleship 1:350 Scale

TR05302 - Trumpeter

This model of HMS HOOD replicates the third and last HMS HOOD to be built and put into service for the British Navy. She was a mighty battle cruiser, which was laid down in 1915 as a class of four, and finally completed in 1920. She was the most powerful warship of her day and her displacement of 41,200 tons made her far and away the heaviest capital ship in the world at the time. She was 262.3 metres long, and her beam was 32 metres. She displaced 42560 tonnes.

HMS Hood spent the winter of 1940-41 on patrols in the northern waters around Iceland watching over any attempted break out by German heavy units. She was still employed in May 1941 when Bismarck and Prince Eugen got through the Patrols.

Hood and the brand new battleship, the Prince of Wales were dispatched to intercept and destroy the German Ships before they broke loose on the British Convoy routes. On the morning of 24th May 1941, at 5.52 am, at a range of 25,000 yards the Bismarck opened fire. At the time both Hood and the Prince of Wales were steering towards Bismarck to close the range.

On the Bismarck's third salvo she hit Hood close to the main mast which set her on fire. At 05.55 the British ships began to turn broadside on to the Germans to enable all guns to open fire. As they did so Bismarck's fifth salvo struck Hood with devastating effect. A thousand feet high explosion tore her apart and she split in two sinking in less than two minutes. There were only three survivors from her crew of 1,415.

This is a substantial model kit and when completed measures 749.4 mm long, 59.5 mm wide. There are 533 individual pieces on 8 sprues and there are photo etched parts for radars, ladders and ropes, as well as a waterslide decal sheet. The kit can be built either as a Full Hull version or  as a Waterline version.

This kit includes FREE Postage to anywhere in Australia.

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