British KENT (COUNTY) Class Heavy Cruisers
- Category: Heavy Cruisers
- Last Updated: Saturday, 28 October 2017 22:48
The thirteen County class heavy cruisers built for the Royal Navy were built in three distinct sub-classes: the Kent, London and Norfolk classes. These were the only heavy 10,000 ton 8 inch gunned ships built for the Royal Navy, and served with distinction throughout WW2 in all theatres of war.
Of these thirteen, seven were of the Kent class which this hull represents. The Kent class were built with sloping sides and torpedo bulges, while the London and Norfolk sub-classes were completed with vertical sides and had internal armouring. Of the seven Kents, two were lost in action. Cornwall was sunk by Japanese carrier aircraft south of Ceylon in April 1942, while the HMAS Canberra was heavily damaged by Japanese Heavy cruisers in the Battle of Savo Island on the 9th of August 1942 and scuttled the next day. HMAS Australia gained the distinction among others of surviving Five Kamikaze hits in 1944-45. All survivors were scrapped by 1960.
This 1:72 scale hull with Anchor positions, shaft exits and hull plating moulded in.
Hull is 2,667mm long and 290mm wide.
Price for hull: A$ 605.00 + freight *
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