Trumpeter Royal Navy HMS Eskimo (F75) 1941 Tribal-class Destroyer 1/700 05757

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Description

HMS Eskimo (L-75/F-75/G-75) was a Tribal-class British destroyer, laid down by the High Walker Yard of Vickers Armstrong at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 5 August 1936. It was launched on 3 September 1937 and commissioned on 30 December 1938. Eskimo participated in the Second Battle of Narvik in April 1940, supported the Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942 and served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla at Plymouth. It attacked and sank the enemy German submarine U-971 while in company with the Canadian destroyer HMCS Haida and a Liberator aircraft of the Czech air force in the English Channel north of Brest on 24 June 1944. During the final days of the war, it operated in the Far East. For most of the spring of 1945, she was employed in operations south of Ramree Island (Burma) where odd parties of Japanese were holding out. ESKIMO and other Tribals later joined up with Force 61 to intercept and destroy what was left of the Japanese surface fleet. HMS Eskimo was reduced to an accommodation and headquarters ship for minesweepers, wreck-disposal vessels, and salvage craft clearing the Thames and Medway estuaries in 1946. It was used as a target ship in the Gareloch, sold for scrap on 27 June 1949 and finally broken up at Troon.

Item No 05757
Item Name Tribal-class destroyer HMS Eskimo (F75)1941
Bar Code 9580208057576
Scale 1:700
Item Type Static Kit
Model Brief Length: 164.4mm Width: 15.9mm Height: 47.5mm
Total Parts 92pcs
Metal Parts n/a
Photo Etched Parts n/a
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 5 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and waterline plate
Paint Schemes HMS Eskimo (F75) 1941
Released Date 2008-11
More Features ” -Two-directional slide-molded upper hull
-Lower hull made from two-directional slide molds
-Sponsons are represented on lower hull by slide-mold”

This item is supplied unpainted and requires assembly.

Additional information

Weight 200 g

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