From the Manufacturer
For twenty years, H.M.S HOOD was the largest war ship of the world and was the pride of the Royal Navy. Her elegant outline and her beauty were in keeping with her speed (31 knots) and her fantastic firepower, represented by eight 15-inch guns. The construction of the HOOD was undertaken on 31st May 1916. The ship was launched on 22nd August 1918 and was operational from 15th May 1920 onwards. During the twenty years of her existence, the HOOD met with divided fortunes: she was docked several times to undergo alterations, was honored by the visits of WINSTON CHURCHILL and king GEORGE VI, but also suffered two severe bombings, the first on 26th September 1939 by the LUFTWAFFE and the second by the Italian air force in Mediterranean, in August 1940. On 24th March 1941, the HOOD fought her last battle; meeting the BISMARCK was fatal for her. The HOOD went down in 90 seconds, taking 1418 officers and sailors to their sea grave. There were only 3 survivors. With the loss of the ship, it seemed like Royal Navy's prestige had gone down for good in this straits of Denmark, had not BISMARCK herself been sunk three days later by the H.M.S KING GEORGE V and the RODNEY, after a very efficient air strike of the SWORDFISH planes and the ARK ROYAL aircraft carrier.
Released by Heller model kits---this is a 1/400 scale plastic model kit of the famous WW II British HMS Hood battleship. Complete with assembly instructions and painting guide