Albatros Alk128 HMS Voltaire, Armed Merchant Cruiser, 1939 1/1250
Originally built in 1923 for Lamport & Holt, Voltaire modelled in 2009 in 1939 onwards form. Voltaire met her end on 4th April 1941 in an encounter with the German raider Thor between Trinidad and Freetown, being out ranged and outgunned. 75 lives were lost. The size of the merchant cruisers worked against them, as with little armour, it made them easy targets.
Although the model is listed as 1939, the funnel is in Lamports colours and it is more likely that the model is in the AMC diguise as an ordinary convoy member to avoid being singled out by an enemy raider or submarine. This type of scheme was usually adopted in 1940, particularly in the Indian Ocean, until Japan entered the war.