Tamiya Model Kit – British Battle Cruiser Repulse Ship – 1/700 Scale – 31617
About the British BattleCruiser Repulse
Launched in 1916, the H.M.S. Repulse took part in WWI naval actionsbefore being refitted during the inter-war years. When WWII broke out,the Repulse was in the Atlantic, escorting convoys, hunting Germancommerce raiders, covering Allied forces near Norway, and chasingGerman capital ships such as the Bismarck. She was then transferred tothe Far East as a deterrent against Japanese aggression. Together withthe Prince of Wales and 4 destroyers, the Repulse formed Force Z, whichsortied from Singapore in December 1941 and was sighted by Japaneseaircraft. In the resulting attack, both the Repulse and Prince of Waleswere famously sunk, demonstrating that even capital ships werevulnerable to air attack.
1/700 Waterline Series assembly kit model of the H.M.S. Repulse.
Highly accurate model depicts the battle cruiser as she appeared whenshe left Singapore in December 1941.
Gun turrets feature polycaps, enabling free rotation even afterassembly.
Parts for the amphibious Supermarine Walrus reconnaissance plane alsoincluded.
Pose together with ITEM 31615 Prince of Wales and several ITEM 31909 EClass Destroyers to recreate the ill-fated Force Z.
Finish this model with ITEM 85081 TS-81 British Navy Gray spray paint.
Tiger Hobbies have increased the fleet by adding the popular 1/700 models, for those without the space for the larger 1/350 scale
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