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1/200 HMS Rodney

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1/200 HMS Rodney

 HMS RODNEY was laid down at the Cammell Laird shipyard inBirkenheadon December 28th 1922, launched on December 17th 1925, and commissioned on November 10th 1927. Named after the 18th and 19th century British Admiral Rodney.

    During the Norwegian campaign of April 1940 RODNEY was hit by a 500kg bomb dropped by a German bomber, but was repaired and continued in service. In late 1940 RODNEY searched for but missed the German Pocket Battleship ADMIRAL SCHEER following its sinking ofJERVISBAY. On May 27th 1941 RODNEY took part in action which resulted in the sinking of the German battleshipBISMARCK, firing almost 380 rounds of 16-inch shells. From late 1941 through 1942 RODNEY was deployed to theMediterraneanas a convoy escort with sister ship NELSON. Following the invasion ofSicilyin 1943, RODNEY was the first British battleship to enterMaltasince 1940, and was active in theSalernolanding of September 1943.

    RODNEY was held in reserve at theNormandylandings of June 6th 1944, but from June 7th until July 9th 1944 RODNEY pounded the beachhead with more than 500 16-inch rounds and many hundreds of 6-inch and 4.7-inch shells.

    After the war ended in 1945, RODNEY was transferred to Reserve and sold for scrap in 1948.

Item No     03709
Item Name    HMS Rodney
Bar Code     9580208037097
Scale     1:200
Item Type     Static Kit
Model Brief     Length: 1082.5mm   Beam: 160mm   
Total Parts     1300+
Metal Parts     chain
Photo Etched Parts     10 pcs
Film Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Total Sprues     22 sprues , hull and deck
Released Date     2015-09
More Features     - One-piece hull made from two-directional slide molds - The Deck is a single piece casting -  Accurately detailed gun -  9 pieces of photo etched frets for handrais´╝îladders , radar parts etc. -  two Mk.1 airplane included -  Contains display stand