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    HMS Nelson 1944 03708

    Model:03708
    The proportional model:1:200
    Browse the number:21126

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    Product introduction:
          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.

          At the outbreak 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 theLofotenIslands, Norway, against German factories producing fish oil and glycerine. The same year NELSON transferred to theMediterranean, 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 ofSicily“Operation Husky”, and theSalernolanding in September 1943. On September 29th 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower, on behalf of the Allies, and Marshal Badoglio ofItaly signed the Italian surrender agreement aboard NELSON.

          In 1944, NELSON took part in the Normandy landings, subsequently transferring to the Indian Ocean to participate in the war onJapan in August and September 1945. The Japanese surrender ofMalayawas 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.

    Item No     03708
    Item Name     HMS Nelson 1944
    Bar Code     9580208037080
    Scale     1:200
    Item Type     Static Kit
    Model Brief     Length: 1082.5mm   Beam: 160mm  
    Total Parts     1260+
    Metal Parts     n/a
    Photo Etched Parts     8 pcs
    Film Parts     n/a
    Resin Parts     n/a
    Total Sprues     18 sprues
    Released Date     2015-01
    More Features     - 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 handraisladders , radar parts etc.
    -  Contains display stand