IBG70009 1/700 HMS Hotspur 1941 British H-class destroyer

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IBG70009 1/700 HMS Hotspur 1941 British H-class destroyer
Product Code: IBG70009
Brand: IBG Models
WAS: £15.50
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HMS Hotspur was an H class destroyer built for the Royal Navy, which entered service in 1936. The H class were a standard type of RN destroyer and similar to the A through I classes. HMS Hotspur fought in the first battle of Narvik, when a flotilla of Royal Navy destroyers sailed up Narvik fjord and fought a German force of destroyers and other German ships. She had a very active war, moving on to Gibraltar and then Malta, she was present at the battle of Dakar, ramming and sinking an Italian submarine, evacuating Allied troops from Greece and Crete, taking part in the Battle of Cape Matapan and escorting Mediterranean convoys. She then transferred to the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean, taking part in the invasion of Madagascar before going back to the Mediterranean and escorting convoys there.
She was converted into an Escort Destroyer and spent the rest of the war on Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea escort duties. She was placed in reserve in 1948 and then sold to the Dominican Republic, before eventually being scrapped in 1972

IBG's HMS Hotspur kit depicts her in 1941 with one bank of torpedo tubes being replaced by an AA gun. The kit is well detailed and comes with decals and a decent fret of etch metal parts. Note that this is only a waterline kit and has no lower hull.