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HMS RODNEY was laid down at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead on December 28th 1922, launched on December 17th 1925, and commissioned on November 10th 1927. Named after the 18th and 19th century British Admiral Rodney. During the Norwegian campaign of April 1940, RODNEY was hit by a 500kg bomb dropped by a German bomber, but was repaired and continued in service. In late 1940 RODNEY searched for but missed the German Pocket Battleship ADMIRAL SCHEER following its sinking of JERVIS BAY. On May 27th 1941 RODNEY took part in the action which resulted in the sinking of the German battleship BISMARCK, firing almost 380 rounds of 16-inch shells. From late 1941 through 1942 RODNEY was deployed to the Mediterranean as a convoy escort with sister ship NELSON. Following the invasion of Sicily in 1943, RODNEY was the first British battleship to enter Malta since 1940 and was active in the Salerno landing of September 1943. RODNEY was held in reserve at the Normandy landings of June 6th 1944, but from June 7th until July 9th 1944 RODNEY pounded the beachhead with more than 500 16-inch rounds and many hundreds of 6-inch and 4.7-inch shells. After the war ended in 1945, RODNEY was transferred to Reserve and sold for scrap in 1948. Model Brief Length: 1082.5mm Beam: 160mm Total Parts 1300+ Metal Parts chain Photo-Etched Parts 10 pcs Film Parts n/a Resin Parts n/a Total Sprues 22 sprues, hull and deck More Features: One-piece hull made from two-directional slide moulds The Deck is a single piece casting Accurately detailed gun 9 pieces of photo-etched frets for handrails, ladders, radar parts etc. Two Mk.1 aeroplanes included Contains display stand Please Note: The product comes un-assembled and unpainted. This will require glue/paint and tools for complete assembly. (Modelling equipment sold separately)NZ delivery is usually within 1-2 business days using tracked courier. Please see About Store for more detailed shipping information and our returns policy. We love happy customers - so please get in touch if you have
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