Tri-ang's metal waterline model of the Spruance class destroyer.
Length 5.7 in (14.4 cm)
The Type 42 destroyers were designed principally to provide air defence for a task force, replacing the County Class destroyers, which were becoming increasingly expensive to operate, but they are also utilised to engage surface and anti-submarine targets. All the ships were named after large British cities, commemorating many of the Town Class cruisers that fought with such distinction in the Second World War. The ships are armed with the British Aerospace Sea Dart surface-to-air missile system, for defence against both aircraft and missiles, as well as being equipped with a Vickers 4.5 inch gun and anti-submarine torpedo tubes. In addition, as a result of experience in the Falklands War, the ships are also fitted with 20 mm Phalanx CIWS and chaff decoys for close range defence. Each ship carries a Lynx helicopter, which extends the range of the ships radar systems, and, armed with the Sea Skua missile, is also the ship's principle anti-submarine weapon. The Type 42 destroyers are fitted with controllable pitch propellers and are powered by two Rolls-Royce Tyne Engines, which provide a cruising speed of 18 knots. In addition they are equipped with two Rolls-Royce Olympus engines, which allow the ship to "sprint" at up to 29 knots for short periods.
Tri-ang Minic P672B Diesel Tugs with red funnels
The M 911 Panamax Container Crane - Jib Up model, which is available in four (4) colours, represents a third generation Ship-to-Shore (STS) Gantry Crane with its jib or boom in the raised position to allow docking / undocking of ships against the quay side.
At 1:1200 scale, as shown in the line diagram below, the model has an overall length of 174 ft 6 ins; an overall height of 266 ft (with a jib or boom height of 125 ft above the rail); an overall width of 86 ft; a 65 ft clearance between the legs; a back reach of 72 ft from the landside rail; and a rail gauge of 50 ft with a portal clearance height of 40 ft.
Waterline metal models of two US Navy minesweepers. USS Guardian MCM 5 & USS Acme MSO 508.
MCM 5 USS Guardian 2.24 in (5.7 cm)MSO 508 USS Acme 1.73 in (4.4 cm)
Tri-ang Minic's 1:1200 models of post war Royal Navy and US Navy ships and harbour accessories complement enhance the models and layouts produced some years ago. Manufactured in die-cast metal they provide sturdy display or war gaming models but most are out of production at the present time but we do have stock as listed!