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Atlas Editions Warships 7134-102
Admiral-class Battlecruiser Diecast Model
Royal Navy, HMS Hood

1:1250 Scale   Length   Width
Admiral-class Battlecruiser   8"   1.25"

HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1920, she was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood. One of four Admiral-class battlecruisers ordered in mid-1916, Hood had serious design limitations, though her design was drastically revised after the Battle of Jutland and improved while she was under construction. For this reason she was the only ship of her class to be completed. As one of the largest and, ostensibly, the most powerful warships in the world, Hood was the pride of the Royal Navy and, carrying immense prestige, was known as "The Mighty Hood". In May 1941, she and the battleship Prince of Wales were ordered to intercept the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, which were en route to the Atlantic where they were to attack convoys. On 24 May 1941, early in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, Hood was struck by several German shells, exploded and sank. Due to her perceived invincibility, the loss had a profound effect on the British people.

Admiral-class Battlecruiser

Designed to counter the German Mackensen-class battlecruisers, four Admiral class battlecruisers were planned but only the HMS Hood was completed and was launched on August 22nd, 1918.

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Atlas Editions Warships

The Atlas Editions "Warships" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of WWII Warships in 1:1250 scale.

Atlas "Warships" diecast models feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Display stand with metal name plate.

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