- Length: 500.8mm, Beam: 49.7mm, Parts: 330+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 2018 new tooled kit
HMS York was the lead ship of her class of two heavy cruisers, her sister being HMS Exeter. Her class was based on the earlier County class but was designed to be smaller & cheaper. She was launched on 17th July 1928 & was completed on 1st May 1930.
Before WWII York would serve mainly on the North American & West Indian Station. In 1939 she would be assigned to convoy escort in the Atlantic before being refitted in Britain. York was then assigned to the 1st Cruiser Squadron & on 3rd of May 1940 intercepted the German blockade runner Arcas near Iceland, her crew scuttling her before she was captured by York. The same year she would be involved in the Norwegian Campaign.
Later she was transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet where she escorted convoys & larger ships. In 1941 in the Raid on Souda Bay at Crete, York would be disabled after attack by Italian explosive motorboats. Two motorboats packed with 330 kg of explosives struck York amidships, flooding both boiler rooms & one engine room. After being run aground to prevent her from sinking she came under heavy bombing attack from German aircraft resulting in her being damaged beyond repair.