Hobby Boss 1/350 HMS Lord Nelson

Product code: HBB86508
£56.59 £47.16 (ex. VAT)
Kit features;
  • Length: 386.2mm, beam: 69.2mm
  • Photo etch parts including railings 
  • 2 x types of flags included
  • Metal chain length included
  • Name plate included
  • Paint call outs for Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
  • 2017 boxing of the 2017 new tooled kit
HMS Lord Nelson was launched in 1906 along with her sister ship HMS Agamemnon & was the last of the pre Dreadnought battleships to be produced by the Royal Navy. In this same year HMS Dreadnought was launched & so advanced was her design that a whole class of warship was named after her, this already left Lord Nelson as an obsolete design.

During WWI HMS Lord Nelson was pressed into service in the Channel fleet as the flagship & would later go on to take part in the failed Gallipoli landings providing covering fire by shelling Ottoman positions. Although taking damage from return fire she would survive this encounter.  

After the Dardanelles Campaign she remained in the Mediterranean becoming the flagship of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron. After the Ottoman surrender in 1918 she moved to the Black Sea where she remained flagship.

The ships profile was very different to other British battleships with an almost French feel to her design. Her armament consisted of 4 x 12-inch guns in two twin gun turrets with her secondary armament of ten 9.2-inch guns in eight gun turrets, 24 x QF 12-pounder guns & torpedo tubes.
Her crew totalled over eight hundred & her top speed was 18 knots.
 

GTIN 6939319265081
Brand Hobby Boss
Product Code HBB86508
Weight 0.635kg