Airfix HMS Devonshire Military Warship Vintage Classics Model Kit Scale 1:600
- Brand: Airfix
- MPN: A03202V
- Scale: 1/600
- Type: Destroyer
- Material: Plastic
- Model: HMS Devonshire
- AGE: 8+
- Colour: Multicoloured
- Country of Origin: India
- Product Features: Not Painted
- Product Height: 9 cm
- Product Length: 26.5 cm
- Product Width: 2.7 cm
- Sub Type: Kit
- Year Released: 2022
- Weight: 0.14 Kg
A ship which represented the first of a new breed of vessel for the modern Royal Navy, HMS Devonshire (DO2) was the first of the Navy's new County-class Destroyers.
Devonshire was launched in June 1960 and commissioned in November 1962. She was the first vessel of her type to enter the Royal Navy Service, and the first operational Royal Navy ship to fire the Seaslug missile.
A fleet defender designed to knock out high flying enemy aircraft before they could release their stand-off anti-shipping munitions, Devonshire was launched in June 1960 and commissioned in November 1962 and was the first vessel of her type to enter Royal Navy service and the first operational Royal Navy ship to fire the Seaslug missile. The missile was only used in action once and this was when HMS Antrim fired Seaslugs during the Falklands War, but it has to be said with somewhat disappointing results.
Decommissioned in 1978, she would spend the next six years languishing in Portsmouth harbour, as a proposed sale to the Egyptian Navy fell through. For such a notable ship, she would meet a rather ignominious end as a target ship, sunk by HMS Splendid in the North Atlantic on 17th July 1984, only days after serving as a floating target during Sea-Eagle anti-ship missile trials.
- Number of Parts: 80
- Completed Model Length: 26.5cm
- Completed Model Height: 9cm
- Completed Model Width: 2.7cm
- Model Scale: 1:600
- Skill Level: 3/4
- 1 x Model Kit Sprues - Unassembled
- 1 x Instructions
Paints, Adhesive and Paintbrushes are NOT Included. These are sold seperately.
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 8+. Model making should always be done under adult supervision.
WWSM Says: -
- New re-release of the HMS Devonshire from Airfix
- Airfix Vintage Classics Model Kit
Packaging Dimensions: Length:36cm Height:11.5cm Width:4.5cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
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