Trumpeter 03708 HMS Nelson WW2 British RN Nelson Class Battleship Kit 1/200
Mega describes this trumpeter 03708 1/200th scale plastic kit of the Royal Navy WW2 Battleship HMS Nelson that packed a mega punch with its nine 16" guns.
Model overall length: 1,082 mm, Beam: 160 mm.
Glue and paints are required
With 1260 plus parts on 18 sprues, a one piece hull, a one piece deck, accurately detailed guns and eight photo etched brass frets for handrails, ladders, radar parts, etc., this kit will enable the production of pretty well a museum quality model.
Along with Rodney, the only sister ship, Nelson was built to the constraints of the Washington Naval Treaty. In order to pack in the 9 16" guns in three turrets all were located forward of the bridge and the pair were very distinctive and very successful. It was of course Rodney that assisted KGV in the destruction of the Bismark.
HMS NELSON a Royal Navy Battleship was laid down at Armstrong-Whitworth's shipyard in Newcastle-on-Tyne on December 28th 1922, launched on September 3rd 1925, and commissioned on August 15th 1927.
NELSON supported the Allied invasion of Sicily Operation Husky, and the Salerno landing in September 1943. On September 29th 1943 General Dwight D Eisenhower on behalf of the Allies and Marshal Badoglio of Italy signed the Italian surrender agreement aboard NELSON
NELSON took part in the Normandy landings, subsequently transferring to the Indian Ocean to participate in the war on Japan. and The Japanese surrender of Malaya was signed aboard NELSON on September 3rd 1945.
After the war ended in 1945, NELSON was retired from active service and used on training duties until 1947, becoming a bombing target before being sold for scrap in 1948