HMS Hood And E Class Destroyer Set
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Tamiya re-releases Hood to our 1/700 Waterline Series. Along with the high-quality finish of the original model, this kit includes an all-new E Class Destroyer which accompanied Hood during its pursuit and final showdown with Bismarck in the Denmark Strait.
About British Battle Cruiser Hood and E Class Destroyer
Built in May 1920, Hood remained one of the world's largest warships for nearly 20 years, although by the outbreak of WWII she was relatively outdated in terms of naval technology. On May 23rd, 1941, Hood set out as part of a naval force to hunt down Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, which were heading toward the Atlantic to assault Allied shipping. On the morning of the 24th, Hood spotted and engaged the German ships in fierce combat. The more modern Bismarck outmatched Hood, sinking it with hits from its huge main guns. Along with the demoralizing loss of its symbolic flagship, the British navy also suffered the loss of 1,415 men, including Admiral Holland and his talented officer corps. A total of 9 E Class Destroyers were built in 1934-35, featuring 1,350 ton displacement, 100m length and top speed of 36 knots. They were armed with 4 main guns, 8 AA guns, 8 torpedo launchers and 20 depth charges. 2 E Class ships, Echo and Electra, escorted Hood on her final mission, both surviving that assignment. Electra had the grim distinction of rescuing Hood's only 3 survivors.
About the Model
- Highly detailed display quality 1/700 scale models of Hood and E Class Destroyer.
- The newly developed E Class model is Tamiya's first destroyer to feature easy-to-assemble left/right halves design. Portals, bridge, deck and flared center reproduced in faithful detail.
- Destroyer's main guns and torpedo launchers are moveable thanks to use of polycaps.
- Display with Tamiya's British battleships Prince of Wales, King George V and Rodney, and German Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen to recreate the pursuit of German Battleship Bismarck.
1/700 Scale Waterline Series
An interesting modeling concept is at work in these Waterline Series ships. Each kit depicts warships of various nations as they appeared during WWII. What is of special significance, is that as their name Waterline implies, the models are of the portion above the waterline. Therefore they can be placed on a flat surface and appear as they would on the ocean, with the draught portion omitted. What''s more, 1/700 scale permits collecting great numbers of them and using relatively little space. With over 100 ships in this series, it is perhaps the largest collection of its kind in the world.