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Airfix 04203 HMS Nelson

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Scale: 1:600
Manufacturer: Airfix
Product code: afx04203
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ManufacturerAirfix
Product codeafx04203
Ean:5014429042034
Scale1:600
Size360 x 54 mm
Number of elements132
Paint11, 33, 34, 55, 73, 74, 87, 88
Added to catalog on:30.10.2004
Tags:Nelson

HMS Nelson was a British battleship laid down in 1922, launched in September 1925, and commissioned in the Royal Navy in September 1927. The total length of the ship was 216.4 meters, width 32.3 meters, and a full displacement of 38,000 tons. The maximum speed of battleship Nelson was around 23-24 knots. The main armament at the time of launch was 9 406 mm guns in three triple turrets located in the front of the ship. Secondary armament consists of 12 152 mm guns, 6 120 mm guns and 24 40 mm AA guns.

HMS Nelson was one of the two battleships of the type with the same name - the Nelson. Battleships of this type were built in accordance with the provisions of the Washington Treaty of 1922, which imposed certain limitations in construction, but many new solutions were applied. First of all, all the main artillery was concentrated in the bow, which was to facilitate the management of its fire. The Nelson-class ships were also the first in which medium artillery was placed in independent turrets, not casemates. Much attention was paid to the armor protection, which was thick and carefully designed. A completely new shape of the combat platform was also used, the shape of which became the norm for subsequent Royal Navy battleships. The great drawback of the Nelson-type units was the low maximum speed, which limited their combat effectiveness. The battleship HMS Nelson was built at Armstrong Whitworth in Newcastle. In the interwar period, it was part of the Home Fleet and served primarily in the Atlantic. At the outbreak of World War II, together with HMS Rodney, he tried to intercept the German battleship Gneisenau, which, however, ended in failure. Shortly thereafter, he stepped on a mine, which excluded him from action until August 1940. From July 1941, he served in the Mediterranean Sea, operating against the Italian navy and covering British convoys bound for Malta. In November 1942, he supported Operation Torch, and in July 1943 - the Allied landing in Sicily. In June 1944, he also took part in the fighting in Normandy, shelling German positions in this region of France. During this operation, it was damaged and was renovated until January 1945. He was later sent to the Pacific, where he served in the Malaya region until the end of the war. She briefly served as a training ship, and was scrapped in 1949.

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