Brand: Tamiya

Part Number: HC-31806

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Tamiya re-releases Hood to our 1/700 Waterline Series. Along with the high-quality finish ofthe original model, this kit includes an all-new E Class Destroyer which accompanied Hoodduring 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remained one of the worlds largest warships for nearly 20 years,although by the outbreak of WWII she was relatively outdated in terms of naval technology. OnMay 23rd, 1941, Hood set out as part of a naval force to hunt down Bismarck and PrinzEugen, which were heading toward the Atlantic to assault Allied shipping. On the morning ofthe 24th, Hood spotted and engaged the German ships in fierce combat. The more modernBismarck outmatched Hood, sinking it with hits from its huge main guns. Along with thedemoralizing loss of its symbolic flagship, the British navy also suffered the loss of 1,415men, including Admiral Holland and his talented officer corps. A total of 9 E Class Destroyerswere built in 1934-35, featuring 1,350 ton displacement, 100m length and top speed of 36knots. They were armed with 4 main guns, 8 AA guns, 8 torpedo launchers and 20 depthcharges. 2 E Class ships, Echo and Electra, escorted Hood on her final mission, both survivingthat assignment. Electra had the grim distinction of rescuing Hoods 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 Tamiyas first destroyer to feature easy-to-assembleleft/right halves design. Portals, bridge, deck and flared center reproduced in faithful detail.
  • Destroyers main guns and torpedo launchers are moveable thanks to use of polycaps.
  • Display with Tamiyas British battleships Prince of Wales, King George V and Rodney, andGerman Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen to recreate the pursuit of German Battleship Bismarck.

    • Brand: Tamiya
    • Part No: HC-31806
    • Scale: 1/700

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