Richelieu French Battleship 1943 1/350 Trumpeter

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Richelieu was launched on January 17th, 1939. As a result of the situation in France after the German offensive, she sailed for Dakar in June 1940, where she fought against British warships for political reasons. Then she rejoined the Allied in 1942 and was refitted in January 1943 at Brooklyn Navy Yard in the USA. She had her radar and AA armament upgraded. Her 37mm and 13.2mm AA armament was replaced by 40mm Bofors and 20mm Oerlikons. This refit was completed in August, and then she was incorporated into the British Home Fleet. With units of this fleet, she participated in an operation against the Norwegian coast in January 1944. After being ordered to join the British Far Eastern Fleet, she participated in operations against Japan. After WWII, Richelieu returned to France.

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/350
Skill Level: 2
Length: 27.9”
Beam: 3.75”
Parts: 326
- Painting and assembly required

- Build waterline or full hull version
- 9 sprues
- Nameplate and black display stand
- Accurate weaponry
- Four-piece deck
- Includes two onboard seaplanes
- One-piece waterline plate
- One-piece upper and lower hulls
- Onboard lifeboats
- Decals for US Navy refit, Measure 32, September 1943
- Illustrated instructions and paint guide


Paint Guide:

Flat Black
Dark Grey
Dark Sea Grey
Navy Grey
Hull Red