British to WW2

Royal Navy 1920-1945. Last of the battleships, rise of the carriers. Royal Navy treaty-limited ships from the 1920s and 30s through to war-winning convoy escorts, destroyers and support group sloops.
Navis Neptune 's nicely detailed model of the name ship of what was probably Britain's most successful battleship class. KGV had a most successful war, sinking the Bismark along with Rodney among others, and heading the British Pacific Fleet at Sagami Bay for the Japanese surrender.
£84.00
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(Product Ref 62790)
A secondhand Navis model 1104B of HMS Warspite in 1943

The most famous and most active of the British battleships in WW2. She also has the distinction of scoring a hit on an enemy ship with her big guns at the longest recorded distance for naval gunfire.
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(Product Ref 109223)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Barham in 1941 by Navis Neptun 1105A. This model is fully finished and painted in overall light grey, see photograph.

HMS Barham's explosive sinking is shown endlessly in TV programmes to depict the end of any Battleship.

To get an impression of her in her WW1 heyday as flagship of the 5th Battle Squadron at Jutland, see Warspite (Navis 101N)
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(Product Ref 62798)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of the aircraft carrier, HMS Victorious, which served in all theatres during WW2 and was even "lent" to the Americans in the Pacific in 1943 and given a coat of "Chicago" blue paint as camouflage.

Sisterships Formidable & Illustrious have not been modelled by Neptun, so this is the nearest model to those other two famous WW2 carriers.

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(Product Ref 65490)
The most famous and, in terms of aircraft carrying capacity, the largest of the Royal Navy's carriers in WW2.

The Swordfish aircraft are not included. They are available, unpainted, as a seperate item, Navis NF35 Fairey Swordfish (our ref 89035).
£100.00
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(Product Ref 60089)

HMS Hermes was the first purpose-designed aircraft carrier to be built (although the Japanese Hosho was the first to be commissioned). She spent much of her time on the China station and was too small and obsolescent at the start of WW2. When the Japanese moved into the Indian Ocean in 1942, she was rapidly overwhelmed by aircraft and sunk.

£56.00
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(Product Ref 60094)
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(Product Ref 55168)
A 1/1250 scale model of HMS Glorious in 1940 by Navis Neptun 1118.

Glorious was sunk by Scharnhorst & Gneisenau in 1940 while evacuating troops and aircraft from Norway to the UK.
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(Product Ref 58330)
The good old Iron Duke as an artillery school ship in 1939.
£62.25
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(Product Ref 54239)
Navis Meptun 1130 a 1/1250th scale diecast ship, of the Famous HMS Exeter which was famous for her presence at the Battle of the River Plate. Although badly knocked about herself, her 8" shells caused significant damage to the Graf Spee and determined the outcome of the battle. Subsequently Exeter was sunk in the events around the Battle of the Java Sea.

 Approx 5" (120mm) in length
£51.00
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(Product Ref 56773)
A near sister to HMS Exeter. She was sunk during the battle for Crete.
£51.00
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(Product Ref 62278)
Detailed fully finished model of Royal Navy heavy cruiser HMS Sussex, 1942.
£59.95
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(Product Ref 58333)

Length 155mm beam15mm.
Most of the Kent class were rebuilt prior to WW2 and Neptun has modelled the different variations. HMS Cornwall was re-fitted in similar fashion to HMS Berwick.

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(Product Ref 62279)
The Old Cruiser Frobisher as refitted, she took part in supporting the D-Day landings in Normandy
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(Product Ref 58334)
She was the only Cavendish-class cruiser to have been modernised at the start of WW2 but she hit a submerged reef off Bodo during the Norwegian Campaign and became a total loss.
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(Product Ref 60096)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Uganda by Navis Neptun 1140A.

Uganda, a member of the Fiji, or Colony, class is modelled in late war configuration. Overall length was 555 feet, giving a model length of 5.3". Small but perfectly formed - Navis's british cruisers are second to none. Nigeria is also available from Antics, modelled as built.
£51.50
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(Product Ref 61878)
Sister ship to Belfast, she was sunk on Arctic Convoy duty.
£60.00
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(Product Ref 68307)
When Force H was hunting Bismarck, Ark Royal's Swordfish attacked Sheffield by mistake! The aircraft returned to Ark Royal and reloaded with contact torpedoes which were more reliable in rough seas andit was one of these that stopped Bismarck in her tracks! HMS Sheffield survived WW2 and subsequently acted the part of HMS Ajax in the film of the Battle of the River Plate!

The 'Shiny Sheff'! Should she have been preserved instead of Belfast?
£57.00
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(Product Ref 62809)
The Apollo class cruisers were improved Leanders with divided machinery spaces requiring two funnels. They were transferred to Australia before the outbreak of WW2.
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(Product Ref 79124)
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(Product Ref 62811)
Shortly before WW2, Achilles was transfered to the New Zealand Navy and in December 1939 she took part in the Battle of the River Plate with HMSs Ajax and Exeter.
£51.50
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(Product Ref 56774)
Delhi in wartime configuration, having been re-armed with 5 x 5" dual purpose weapons as main armament during a refit in the USA
£43.00
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(Product Ref 61394)
One of the WW1 cruisers converted to an AA cruiser for service in WW2. Sunk in 1942 off Cape Bon.
£38.25
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(Product Ref 64902)
A Cardiff Class Light Cruiser built during WW1, Curlew was reconstructed for an anti-aircraft role, as modelled here, and she was sunk by aircraft off Norway in 1940.
£38.25
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(Product Ref 65151)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of HMS Curlew after conversion to an AA cruiser at the start of WW2 by Navis Neptun of 1149B.
£27.50
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(Product Ref 107941)
 Neptun make other variants of these large destroyers. This represents typical ships as they entered service.
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(Product Ref 65480)
The model represents the standard British wartime destroyer, as built.
£26.95
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(Product Ref 56010)
These Escort Destroyers had dual purpose guns and were heavily used for AA defence in the Mediterranean during WW2. After the war, they were placed in reserve and most of them had gone by the time that they were 10 years old!
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(Product Ref 75262)

New for 2012! At last, a Mark 1 Hunt class escort destroyer from Neptun. These ships were designed to carry 8 main guns but Atherstone capsized whilst fitting out, so B-turret was removed from them all, as modelled here

£23.60
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(Product Ref 88942)
Formerly HMS Thetis, which sank on trials with the loss of most of her crew, she was re-named Thunderbolt and re-commissioned only to be sunk by the Italian corvette Cocogna off Sicily.
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(Product Ref 65153)