ORP Kujawiak 1942 Hunt II Class Destroyer Escort 1/700 IBG Models

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The Hunt was one of best known classes of destroyer escorts of the Royal Navy from World War II. 36 ships of the Hunt Type II class were ordered in September and December 1939. Armament of Hunt II class consisted of six QF 4-inch Mk.XVI guns on twin mounts, four QF 2-pdr Mk.VIII guns on quad mounts, 20mm Oerlikons on single mounts and depth charges. Seven ships of this type were lost in World War II. ORP Kujawiak, built as HMS Oakley, was given to the Polish Navy in May 1941. The ship took part in the raid for Lofoten (Operation Anklet), where it supported the landing of British commandos on the island Moskenesøya under German occupation. The operation ended in full success - soldiers captured all the strategic points and destroyed two radio emitters, harbor installations and several small ships. Another famous operation of ORP Kujawiak was Operation Harpoon, an attempt at getting a convoy with supplies to Malta from the west (the analogical operation attempted from the east was Operation Vigorous). The convoy reached the island with heavy losses both among the transport ships (only 2 out of 6 reached Malta) and warships. Two destroyers were sunk, including the ORP Kujawiak, which was damaged on a mine.

IBG recommends Lifecolor paints for this kit. MegaHobby carries their full line of LC paints and UA paints! Please see the recommended colors and their numbers below.

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Product Details:

Skill Level: 4
Scale: 1/700
- Painting and assembly required
- 6 sprues
- One-piece hull and two-piece deck
- One photo-etched fret
- One decal sheet
- Kit does not include rigging thread
- Deck details include ladders, lifeboat and railings
- Accurate weapon molding and placement
- Illustrated instructions

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Paint Guide:

A. ORP Kujawiak Hunt II Class destroyer escort, Polish Navy, 1942
Black   LC02
Admiralty Light Grey 507C   UA633
Dark Blue-Grey B5   UA636
Admiralty Dark Grey 507A   UA631
Medium Green-Grey MS-3   UA635
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