The HMS HOOD was launched in 1918. At the time she was the largest warship in the world. She was the pride of the Royal Navy and was invovled in several showing-the-flag exercises between her commissioning in 1920 and the outbreak of the war in 1939. Prior to the war, the HMS HOOD returned to Britian for an overhaul; however was forced back into service without the repairs and upgrades, sailing to intercept the Bismarck in May 1941. After making contact with the German battleship she, with HMS Prince of Wales opened fire. The Bismarck returned fire and with her 5th salvo hit the Hood a fatal blow and she sunk within two minutes. Only three crew from her total of 1,500 survived. Age: 8yrs+. Number of Parts: 131. Dimensions: L430xW53.
AIRFIX 1:600 HMS HOOD MODEL KIT
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