IBG70003 1/700 ORP Krakowiak 1944 Hunt II class destroyer escort
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ORP Krakowiak was the first of the Hunt's loaned to the Polish Navy, she was originally HMS Silverton. Krakowiak was a batch 2 Hunt, and carried 3 twin 4 inch guns. After crew training she served as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic but also took part in a successful allied raid on the German held Lofoten Islands. She also served in the North Sea and frequently battled German Torpedo boats. In 1943 She was sent to the Mediterranean and took part in operation Husky and the Dodecanese campaign. After the war she was returned to the Royal Navy, were she was reclassified as a Frigate and was part of the reserve fleet. She was decommissioned and scrapped in 1959.
These are the first 1/700 ship kits by the Polish manufacturer IBG. They look quite nice and include a decent set of etch parts to provide some fine details. They are waterline kits and include some decals for flags and hull numbers.