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HUGE 1: 150 RC HMS HOOD BATTLE CRUISER – 69 INCHES IN LENGTH – READY TO RUN

$5675.00 (Excl. Sales Tax)
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Category RC Warships

HMS HOOD BATTLE CRUISER

OVERVIEW

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An accurate scale model of the Royal Navy's battle cruiser of 1918, beautifully detailed and unmatched in the industry, the H.M.S. Hood is one of our historical ships that will not disappoint you.  Arriving Ready to Run, the motors, wiring and rudder servo are already placed to include the transmitter, receiver and electronic speed and electrical system are installed.

The ship is carefully handcrafted and assembled using CNC processing to replicate the model as originally as possible. The hull is made from molded GRP complemented by the superstructure and deck which are constructed from laser-cut ABS parts. Many of the small items are made from metal, and almost everything is factory-assembled. The hull, parts of the superstructure, the masts and fittings are spray painted using semi-matt paints. Decals are already applied.

 

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HISTORY

Named after Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724 - 1816), the Admiral-class ships were developed during the First World War to counter the threat of the German Mackensen classes, but only HMS Hood made it to completion. The vessel was commissioned in 1920, while her three sister ships were cancelled and broken up.

The Battle of Skagerrak showed that battle cruisers were vulnerable to steeply-angled artillery fire.  Construction of the Hood continued despite this discouraging discovery, despite the fact that developing a completely new design with improved armor was under consideration at the time.

In the 1920's the ship became a national monument in Great Britain after gaining world-wide fame by completing a circumnavigation of the globe.

In 1941 the Hood, together with the battleship H.M.S. Prince of Wales, took part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck (accompanied by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen). During this action the Hood came under devastating steep-angle fire from the Bismarck, which succeeded in gaining a hit in the main magazine. The gigantic resultant explosion split the Hood in two, and the wreck sank in just two minutes; there were only three survivors. The Prince of Wales was subsequently forced to break off the fight and turn away after suffering severe damage from artillery.

FEATURES

  • Ready-to-run (RTR) model
  • GRP hull
  • Superstructure made from laser-cut ABS parts
  • Decks made from laser-cut wooden parts
  • Details and small parts made from metal
  • Fine detailing
  • Lifeboats with multi-colored paint scheme
  • Semi-matt colors
  • Four built in electric motors
  • All RC components installed

INCLUDED

  • H.M.S Hood
  • Boat Stand
Length                                                             69 inches
Width

 

8.3 in

210 mm

Weight 37 lbs

17Kg

Scale 1:150
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
Servo Included
Motors Included
Transmitter and Receiver 2 channel
Speed Control ESC