Tamiya Navy Destroyer Vampire - Royal Australian NavyMilitary Kits : Military Ships : War Ships
- For Ages: 12+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $19.89
Item DescriptionDesigned and built in Britain during WWI, the Vampire first served with the British Royal Navy before being transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1933. After serving in the Mediterranean,she joined the British Navy's Force Z at Singapore, and together with the Prince of Wales,Repulse, and 3 other destroyers, sortied on December 8, 1941. The ships were spotted, and in the ensuing attack by Japanese planes both the Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk, with the destroyers left to rescue survivors. After this incident, the HMAS Vampire continued to operate in the Indian Ocean until April 9, 1942, when she was sunk off Ceylon along with the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes by Japanese carrier planes.
- Compact 1/700 scale assembly model kit of the HMAS Vampire.
- Features polycaps for all main gun positions and torpedo launchers to allow free rotation for dynamic display possibilities.
- Includes high-quality decals for ship markings as well as a flag sheet.
- Recreate Force Z by displaying the Vampire together with ITEM 31615 - - British Battleship Prince of Wales Battle of Malaya, ITEM 31617 British - Battle Cruiser Repulse, and ITEM 31909 British E Class Destroyer.
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