Coastlines CL-BS01b N3 Battleship Design project, Royal Navy, 1922 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale model of the N3 British battleship design, of which two were ordered in 1921. The model is cast in resin and painted in overall medium grey. Length of model is 21cm.
The British Government intended to order four of the new 9x18" gun battleship class but after the Washington Treaty, the orders were cancelled. It was these ships that were re-designed and fitted with the 16" guns from the also cancelled G3 battlecruisers. The resulting ships became the two smaller ships of the Nelson class that were eventually built in 1927.
The Neptun G3 battlecruiser, on which the Admiralty based their N3 battleship design, is also available to buy from Antics. The photograph shows the model in front of Mountford low relief docks, also available from Antics.