Albatros Alk81 HMS Bristol, Royal Navy Type 82 Destroyer 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale model of HMS Bristol. A metal casting, assembled and painted waterline model of a Falklands veteran, still afloat today.
Designed to escort the cancelled CAV-01 Fleet Carriers, Bristol was the only ship of her class to be completed. CAV-01 is available from Antics as a Mountford model.
This unique ship was finally built as a trials ship and used to test the concept of "maintenance by replacement" of her gas turbines. She did serve in the South Atlantic arriving there with the second wave of the Task Force. Decommissioned in 1991, she is still in Portsmouth and serving as a Sea Cadet Accommodation Ship (see Albatros Alk81A).