British COLOSSUS/MAJESTIC Class Light Fleet Aircraft Carriers - Available Jan-March 2018
- Category: Aircraft Carriers
- Last Updated: Sunday, 29 October 2017 22:03
Designed in 1942, the 16 of these ships were designed as smaller carriers that could be built rapidly. Only ten were completed before the end of WW2, eight in the designed role, the following two were completed as aircraft maintenance ships, none saw front line service in WW2.
Five of the last six were modified to be able to handle the bigger and faster aircraft of the 1950s and were redesignated as Majestic class carriers. The last ship was scrapped incomplete. Eight navies operated these ships, some served in the Korean war and Suez Crisis, the Australian ships Sydney and Melbourne served in the Vietnam war. One served in the Indo-Pakistani war, one also served in the Falklands war. All of them have been scrapped except INS Vikrant, which now resides as a museum in Mumbai.
This 1:72 scale hull comes in two versions, HMS Colossus as built in late 1944, and HMAS Melbourne as completed in 1955. These two hulls come with all sponsons, ship's plating, anchor positions, hangar openings, shaft exits and rudder position moulded in.
2,944mm long and 528mm wide.
(Colossus Available January 2018) (Melbourne Available March 2018)
Price for hull: A$ 1,375.00 + freight *