HMS Hood Battlecruiser Upgrade Set 1/200 Trumpeter

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The third and last Hood was the mighty battle cruiser, which was laid down in 1915 and finally completed in 1920. Certainly she was the most powerful warship of her day and her displacement of 41,200 tons made her far and away the heaviest capital ship in the world for twenty years. In 1940, Hood spent the winter on patrols in the northern waters around Iceland watching over any attempted breakout by German heavy units. She was still thus employed in May 1941 when Bismarck and Prince Eugen got through the Patrols. Hood and the brand new battleship the Prince of Wales were dispatched to intercept and destroy the German ships before they broke loose on the British Convoy routes. On May 24, 1941, fire was opened at a range of 25,000 yards as Hood and the Prince of Wales were steering towards Bismarck to close the range. The German ship at once replied very accurately and on her third salvo she hit Hood close to the main mast, setting her on fire. The British ships began to turn broadside to enable all guns to open fire. As they did so Bismarck’s fifth salvo struck Hood with devastating effect. A thousand foot high explosion tore her apart and she split in two, sinking in less than two minutes. There were only three survivors from her crew of 1,415.                    

This is a detail set only – full kit sold separately


Product Details:

Scale: 1/200
Skill Level: 4
Parts: 40+
- 8 large silver-finish metal gun barrels
- 14 small brass-finish metal gun barrels
- 4 plastic sprues with gun parts
- Two left propellers
- Two right propellers
- Specifically designed for Trumpeter’s 1/200 scale HMS Hood
*This is a detail set only. Full kit sold separately*