HMS Nelson, British Battleship 1944, 1/200 Plastic Kit.
HMS NELSON was laid down at Armstrong-Whitworth’s shipyard in Newcastle-on-Tyneon December 28th 1922, launched on September 3rd 1925, and commissioned on August 15th 1927.
In the beginning of World War II in September 1939, NELSON was serving as flagship of the Home Fleet.
In March 1941 NELSON supported the landing raid on the Lofoten Islands, Norway, against German factories producing fish oil and glycerine.
The same year NELSON transferred to the Mediterranean, taking part in one of the Malta Convoys. In November 1942, NELSON was active in the “Operation Torch” landings in French North Africa.
In July 1943, NELSON supported the Allied invasion of Sicily “Operation Husky”, and the Salernolanding in September 1943. On September 29th 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower, on behalf of the Allies, and Marshal Badoglio of Italy signed the Italian surrender agreement aboard NELSON.
In June 1944, NELSON took part in the Normandy landings, subsequently transferring to the Indian Ocean to participate in the war on Japan in August and September 1945. The Japanese surrender of Malaya was signed aboard NELSON on September 3rd 1945.
After the war ended in 1945, NELSON was retired from active service and used on training duties until 1947, becoming a bombing target before being sold for scrap in 1948.
Total Parts 1260+
Photo Etched Parts 8 pcs
Total Sprues 18 sprues
- One-piece hull made from two-directional slide molds
- The Deck is a single piece casting
- Accurately detailed gun
- 8 pieces of photo etched frets for handrais, ladders, radar parts etc.
- Contains display stand
Unassembeled plastic model kit with German and Englisch instructions, photoetched parts and decals.
Paint and glue not included!
For skilled modelers.
Contains small parts that can be swallowed, therefore not suitable for ages under 5 and over 90!