John's Model Shipyard MV202 Ohio the large fast oil tanker in Pedestal Convoy 1942 1/1200
Ohio is a 1/1200 scale, 3D-printed kit to make the oil tanker by John's Model Shipyard MV202.
Ohio was the largest and fastest oil tanker in the world when she was taken over by the Royal Navy and strengthened and armed to take part in a convoy to get aviation fuel and parafin to Malta so that the RAF could fly fighters to deter Axis bombing of the Island in 1942.
The kit could also be used to make a model of sister-ship Kentucky which was sunk in an earlier attempt to relieve Malta. Although these tankers were not adopted as wartime standard ships, at least two other ships were built to this design and survived WW2 to serve in the post-war Texacofleet.
The large picture of a completed kit has been altered to a model of the armed tanker Ohio in overall grey for the Pedestal Convoy to Malta in 1942.