Albatros Alk86A HMS Antelope Royal Navy Type 21 Frigate 1982 1/1250
Served in the Falklands in 1982 alongside her sisters: Active, Ambuscade, Avenger, Arrow & Ardent and lost in San Carlos Sound
New batch commissioned by Antics for late autumn 2020 delivery
The eight ships of the "Amazon" class (the lead ship was damaged by fire in 1977) were an attempt to allow shipbuilders to try a "design & build" project. The handsome result did not save taxpayers money and the aluminium superstructures were vulnerable to fire (Antelope & Ardent were sunk in the Falklands Campaign). The five survivors were sold to Pakistan as Shah Jahan, Badr, Tariq, Tippu Sultan & Kaibar respectively in 1993/4.