AO-56721 1/700 HMS Cornwall + S class Destroyer
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In WW2 HMS Cornwall, along with many Royal Navy cruisers searched for German raiders, notably the Graf Spee. Cornwall was first in the Indian Ocean and then South Atlantic. In late 1940, she took part in operations against the Vichy French, forcing the cruiser Primaguet back to port. After sailing back to the Indian Ocean, she intercepted and sank the German raider, Pinguin. HMS Cornwall remained in the Indian Ocean escorting convoys, when she was assigned to Adm Somerville's Eastern Fleet. In April that year Cornwall and near sister HMS Dorsetshire were detached from the fleet to escort the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes back to Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and two transports to Australia. They were spotted by a floatplane from the Japanese cruiser, Tone, which was part of Adm Nagumo's carrier striking force. The Japanese had launched their Indian Ocean raid, with 5 aircraft carriers and soon Cornwall and Dorsetshire, were caught and sunk by Japanese D3Y 'Val' dive bombers. HMS Hermes was also sunk in another Japanese air attack.
The kit comes with a bonus kit of an old Admiralty S class Destroyer.
The kit is waterline only.