- Length: 281mm, beam: 43.7mm, parts: 290+pcs
- Decals included
- Name plate included
- Photo etch included
- Waterline or full hull options
- Paint call outs for Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
- 2015 boxing of the 2013 new tooled kit
HMS Valiant was one of the Queen Elizabeth class battleships launched on the 4th November 1914, the class being intended to form a fast squadron being faster than other contemporary ships of the time. During WWI she would take part in the Battle of Jutland as part of the Grand Fleet & later would perform routine patrols.
During the interwar years after serving first in the Atlantic Fleet, then the Mediterranean Fleet Valiant would undergo several refits & improvements. These included fitting of Anti-torpedo bulges, changes to her secondary armament, changes to her AA armament, her two funnels were changed to one, two of her underwater torpedo tubes were removed, additional armour added as well as more modernised fire control added.
In WWII Valiant was assigned to Force H at Gibraltar & attacked French ships during Operation Catapult & was then transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet. In 1941 she would take part in the Battle of Cape Matapan & then the bombardment of Tripoli harbour. In May that year whilst operating off Crete she was damaged by two bombs.
On December 19th 1941 she was badly damaged along with her sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth by mines placed by Italian frogmen & was repaired at Durban South Africa. In 1943 Valiant would help support landings in Sicily in Operation Husky & at Salerno in Operation Avalanche.
After joining the Eastern Fleet in 1944 & taking part in operations against Japanese bases in Indonesia her wartime career was cut short after an accident whilst in drydock in Ceylon.