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Trumpeter 05351 1/350 HMS York Heavy Cruiser

Product Code: TR05351
$134.99 $107.99 20%

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HMS York was the lead ship of her class of two heavy cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the late 1920's.

She mostly served on the America and West Indies Station before World War II. Early in the war the ship escorted convoys in the Atlantic and participated in the Norwegian Campaign in 1940. York was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre in late 1940 where she escorted convoys and the larger ships of the Mediterranean Fleet. She was wrecked in an attack by Italian explosive motorboats of the 10th Flotilla MAS at Suda Bay, Crete, in March 1941. The ship's wreck was salvaged in 1952 and scrapped in Bari.

York's design was based on the earlier County classes but was intended to be smaller and cheaper, although better armoured. She was easily distinguishable from her sister ship, Exeter, as the latter had straight masts and funnels, while those of York were angled to the rear. In addition, York also had a very tall bridge designed to clear the aircraft catapult originally planned to be carried on the superfiring ('B') gun turret forward.

Features

  • The kit contains over 330 parts

  • The hull made from two-directional slide molds

  • Deck wood pattern finely rendered

  • Contains display stand

  • Photo etched parts included

Specifications

  • Model Brief: Length: 500.8mm, Beam: 49.7mm

  • Metal Parts: anchor chain

  • Total Sprues: 17 sprues , hull and decks