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    HMS Hood Battle Cruiser 03710

    The proportional model:1:200
    Browse the number:39019

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    Product introduction:

       Royal Navy battlecruiser HOOD was built at the Clydebank shipyard in Scotland by John Brown & Co. Ltd., laid down in September 1916, launched in August 1918, and commissioned in May 1920. Planned as one of four battlecruisers of the Admiral class, only HOOD was completed, at the time the heaviest and most powerful warship in the world and pride of the British fleet.

       HOOD spent the winter of 1940-41 patrolling the northern waters of the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland, watching over any attempted breakout by German heavy units to attack Atlantic convoys bringing vital supplies to Britain from the USA.

       When Germany’s sea pride BISMARCK in company with PRINZ EUGEN got through the patrols, HOOD and the brand new Royal Navy battleship PRINCE OF WALES were despatched to intercept and destroy the German ships. On 24th May 1941 at 05.52, at a range of 22,000 yards, HOOD opened fire. As HOOD and PRINCE OF WALES were steering towards BISMARCK to close the range, BISMARCK replied with accuracy. On the third salvo HOOD was hit close to the main mast, setting her on fire. At 05.55 the British ships began to turn broadside to the German ships to enable all guns to open fire. As they did so the fifth salvo from BISMARCK struck HOOD in its magazine. The catastrophic explosion tore HOOD apart and she split in two, sinking in minutes.

       There were only three survivors from her crew of 1,418 men, the Royal Navy's greatest single loss of the Second World War. To avenge the loss of HOOD, the order was given to “Sink the Bismarck”. More than 2,000 Kriegsmarine sailors perished when BISMARCK sank on 27th May 1941. The wreck of HOOD was located in 2001 and is a designated war grave.

    Item No     03710
    Item Name     HMS Hood Battle Cruiser
    Bar Code     9580208037103
    Scale     1:200
    Item Type     Plastic Model Warship Kit
    Model Brief     Length: 1318mm   Beam:163 mm  
    Total Parts     1490+
    Metal Parts     propeller shaft , anchor chain 
    Photo Etched Parts     7 pcs
    Film Parts     n/a
    Resin Parts     n/a
    Total Sprues     20 sprues , hull , decks and superstructure
    Paint Schemes     HMS Hood 1941
    Released Date     2016-04
    More Features     - One-piece hull made from two-directional slide molds
    -  Deck pattern finely rendered.
    -  Accurately detailed gun
    -  7 pieces of photo etched frets for handraisladders , radar parts etc.
    -  Contains display stand