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Naval Ships - 1:180 Scale

Code Description Image Price A$
58-09252 1:180 * HMS Victory

Launched on 7th May 1765, HMS Victory gained its fame by becoming Admiral Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The victory at this battle ended Napoleon's bid for mastery of the sea, but cost Admiral Nelson his life.She had previously taken part in many major actions against Spanish and French fleets, and is now the oldest serving Royal Naval ship still in service, being the flagship of Portsmouth Command.After being restored to the same condition and appearence as she was at Trafalgar, she can now be seen in all her glory at her home in Portsmouth by visitors from all over the world.

1:180 * HMS Victory $66.95

Naval Ships - 1:350 Scale

Code Description Image Price A$
58-12203 1:350 Type 45 Destroyer - available while stock lasts

Built to replace the Royal Navy's Type 42 Destroyers, the Type 45 or Daring Class consists of six highly capable air defence destroyers. Designed to be able to defend itself against multiple aerial targets, the Type 45 can simultaneously track, and engage more targets at once than five Type 42s operating together.With its emphasis on the anti-air role, it's no surprise that the Type 45 is very well equipped in this area, with a wide of weapons able to combat enemy aircraft, such as Aster 15 and Aster 30 ship to air missiles, as well as the Phalanx 20mm close-in weapons system.For defense or attack against other ships, the Type 45 is fitted with a 4.5inch Mark 8 Naval Gun and can also be fitted with Tomahawk cruise missile launchers, should the need arise. The Type 45 will be a flagship of the Royal Navy for years to come and with its stealthy attributes, it is one of the most powerful destroyers currently afloat.

1:350 Type 45 Destroyer - available while stock lasts $103.00

Naval Ships - 1:600 Scale

Code Description Image Price A$
58-04212 1:600 HMS Belfast

One of the Town Class Batch 3 cruisers, the Belfast saw action at the Battle of the North Cape in World War II, as well as protecting the Artic convoys and taking a major role during the D-Day landings. After being refitted and seeing action in other conflicts including the Korean War, she is now preserved and anchored in the River Thames near to Tower Bridge in London.

1:600 HMS Belfast $23.00

Naval Ships - 1:72 Scale

Code Description Image Price A$
58-10280 1:72 German S Boat

The German S-Boat was a high speed torpedo boat used by the German Navy during World War II. Not only were these boats fast, but heavily armed, very seaworthy and far in advance of the British Royal Naval coastal forces.

1:72 German S Boat $79.00
58-05281 1:72 RAF Rescue Launch

Initially this craft was based around the south-eastern coast of Britain, known as 'Hellfire Corner'. The RAF Air Sea Rescue motto was 'The Sea Shall Not Have Them'. The Type 2 was seen as the ultimate machine at the time and many aircrews owed their lives to the ability of the launch and its crews to be able to detect and rescue them with speed and efficiency.

1:72 RAF Rescue Launch $34.00

Ship Kits

Code Description Image Price A$
58-07280 1:72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat

Introduced to the RNLI in 1995, the all-weather Severn Class Lifeboat is the largest in their fleet. It has a range of 250 nautical miles and a top speed of 25 knots. It carries a powered Y boat that can be launched and recovered by a lightweight crane to enable rescues close to shore. It propellers are protected so it can take ground without damage.The kit in this box enables a fully detailed model of this RNLI Lifeboat to be built. With full detailed deck, hull and fittings included, also by removing the cabin roof a fully detailed interior can be viewed. The decal scheme will allow any one of the current opertaional RNLI Severn Class Lifeboats to be modelled.Paints required Humbrol: 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33, 55 and 209.Length: 236mm; Width 78mm; 189 pieces.

1:72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat $50.00
58-04207 1:600 RMS Mauretania

RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson at Wallsend, Tyne and Wear for the British Cunard Line. She was launched on 20th September 1907. At the time, she was the largest and fastest ship in the world until the launch of the RMS Olympic. After capturing the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing during her 1909 inaugural season, Mauretania held the speed record for twenty-two years.

1:600 RMS Mauretania $29.95
58-06201 1:600 RMS Queen Elizabeth

RMS Queen Elizabeth was an ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line. With her running mate Queen Mary, she provided luxury liner service between Southampton, UK and New York, USA via Cherbourg, France. She was also contracted for over twenty years to carry the Royal Mail as the second half of the two ships’ weekly express service.

1:600 RMS Queen Elizabeth $49.55