Trumpeter Ship Models 1/700 HMS Repulse British Battle Cruiser 1941 Kit
HMS Repulse, a Renown class battle cruiser, was built in Scotland, completed in August 1916. Repulse received an extensive refit. The work was completed in 1922. In 1933-36, Repulse was again modernized, emerging with improved deck armor, a hangar and catapult for aircraft, and a greatly increased anti-aircraft gun battery. She operated with the Home Fleet in the North Sea and Atlantic during the first two years of the Second World War, taking part in the pursuit of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941.Later in the year she was sent to the Far East, accompanying the new battleship Prince of Wales. The two ships arrived at Singapore just before Japan began the Pacific War. As soon as hostilities commenced, both steamed northwards to intercept a reported invasion force.While returning to Singapore, Repulse and Prince of Wales were attacked by Japanese high-level bombers and torpedo planes. Repulse was moderately damaged by bombs early in the action and was later hit by several torpedoes. After receiving this heavy underwater damage, she sank rapidly, followed less than an hour later by the Prince of Wales.
- 317 Parts
- Optional full or waterline hull, main turrets with elevated artillery barrels, deck with engraved plank texture, detailed superstructure, ship's boats, clear-molded walrus seaplanes, hangars with interior detail, name plate and stylized dry dock with bilge blocks' display stand
- Color painting guide (port, starboard and upper plan views) and decals for aircraft markings and ensigns