TAMIYA 31615 Prince of Wales Battle Of Malaya 1:700 Ship Model Kit

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TAMIYA 31615 Prince of Wales Battle Of Malaya 1:700 Ship Model Kit

1/700 Waterline Series 31615 British Battleship HMS Prince of Wales Battle of Malaya A Piece of Naval History The British Battleship Prince of Wales was the second ship of the King George V class. Soon after her completion in March 1941, she was involved in the historic hunt for the German battleship Bismarck. In October she was deployed to South-East Asia to fortify the important British post of Singapore. However, her short career of a mere 9 months came to a dramatic end when intercepted by Japanese bombers in what was to be known as the Battle of Malaya. Tamiya is proud to add the Prince of Wales as she stood during this historic naval battle to our high quality Water Line Series. Kit also features Japanese planes Type 96 Nell and Type 1 Betty attack bombers for a complete set to accurately recreate battle scene. Battle of Malaya On December 8, following the outbreak of the Pacific War, the Prince of Wales left Singapore after receiving intelligence that Japanese troops had begun to land in Malaya. The British Eastern Fleet under Admiral Philips, including the Prince of Wales, intended to meet the enemy at the Kuantan and attack a Japanese convoy. However, the intelligence was wrong and Kuantan was as quiet as a rainy Sunday afternoon. On her way back to Singapore in the morning of December 10, the Prince of Wales was spotted by a Japanese scout plane. She was soon after attacked and badly damaged by Japanese Type 96 Nell and Type 1 Betty attack bombers. With her speed reduced, she came under waves of aircraft attacks, until she exploded and sunk stern first. Type 1 Attack Bomber Betty An Imperial Japanese Navy ground attack bomber delivered from 1940. Thanks to the dual mounted Mitsubishi air-cooled 14 cylinder engines, she boasted a combat range of over 4,200km. Widely used throughout the Pacific during WWII, she could carry a weapons load of up to 1,000kg. Type 96 Attack Bomber Nell Delivered since 1936, this Imperial Japanese Navy plane boasted a maximum range exceeding 4,000km. With dual mounted Mitsubishi air-cooled 14 cylinder engines, the Nell could carry a weapons load of up to 800kg. Highly detailed 1/700 scale model of the Prince of Wales. Overall length: 322mm Fine detailed weapons, including 35.6cm L45 Quadruple guns, dual-purpose 13.3cm twin guns and 40mm Pom-Pom guns. Kit includes 1/700 scale Type 96 Nell (3 units) and Type 1 Betty (4 units) Japanese bombers. Stand and base is included to depict Japanese fighter bombers in flight. 1/700 Waterline Series This series enriches the modeller with WWII and modern warships from navies that have taken part in the great and significant sea battles across the world. With over 100 models, the 1/700 Waterline Series represents a collaboration effort of three Japanese model manufacturers of which Tamiya is one. This is the largest of its type in the world and allows the modeller access to a huge choice of these incredible warships. As the name implies, the models represent the portion of the ship which sits above the waterline. They may be displayed on a flat surface as though they were at sea. The 1/700 series represents a sensible size without compromising Tamiya detail. Instructions are clear and concise, which allows the modeller to build a model with relative ease. Paint and the required modelling glue for these kits is available separately. Show more Show less

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