Battlecruiser HMS Hood - Royal Navy (RN) 1/1250 Scale Diecast Metal Model by DeAgostini
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1/1250 Scale HMS Hood Battlecruiser: Length: 8.25", Width: 1.25"
The collection of World War II Warships from Atlas at 1/1250 scale come already assembled and painted. There is no assembly or painting needed. They are constructed of diecast metal and plastic parts. They have no moving parts. Each ship is attached to a removable display stand and each display stand has a metal nameplate. The base of the stand measures 4.75" by 1.75".
These models are made for display and are not really toys. They are very fragile and will not last long if played with. The recommended age is 14 years and older.
The models come packaged inside a plastic shell and this in turn is inside a cardboard box measuring 10.25" by 2" by 4"
HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1920, she was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood. One of four Admiral-class battlecruisers ordered in mid-1916, Hood had serious design limitations, though her design was drastically revised after the Battle of Jutland and improved while she was under construction. For this reason she was the only ship of her class to be completed.
In May 1941, she and the battleship Prince of Wales were ordered to intercept the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, which were en route to the Atlantic where they were to attack convoys. On 24 May 1941, early in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, Hood was struck by several German shells, exploded and sank. Due to her perceived invincibility, the loss had a profound effect on the British people.