- Length: 548.5mm, Beam: 65.6mm, Parts: 400+pcs
- Photo etch parts including railings
- Metal chain included
- Flags included
- Stand included
- Name plate included
- Paint call outs for Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Acrysion, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
- 2019 boxing of the 2019 new tooled kit
HMS Kent was a County class heavy cruiser serving with the Royal Navy & was launched on 16th March 1926. She was armed with eight 8-inch guns in four turrets & carried two quadruple above water mounted torpedo tubes. During her service life she would see several refits that often changed her AA armament, adding or upgrading it & would receive additional armour added to her belt.
After completion HMS Kent was sent to the China Station where she would remain until the beginning of WWII. In 1939 she would accompany a combined British, French & Australian force dispatched to the East Indies in the hunt for the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. After escorting troop convoys in the Indian Ocean she would be transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet & following Italy joining the war would participate in the bombarding of shore positions.
After more convoy escorts, this time to Malta, HMS Kent would join forces with other British units for the attack on Benghazi in September 1940. Whilst returning to Alexandria HMS Kent was torpedoed in the stern by Italian aircraft & was towed back to base with difficulty. After temporary repairs at Alexandria she returned to Britain for more extensive repairs & refits.
After being assigned to the Home Fleet Kent would provide escort to several convoys to & from Russia. After providing escort in Operation Mascot for the aircraft carriers flying sorties against the German battleship Tirpitz, she would become flagship of Rear-Admiral Rhoderick McGrigor in Operation Counterblast & took part in the attack on enemy shipping off Norway.
Due to the ships age & material condition HMS Kent was placed in reserve in January 1945 & was broken up in 1948.