Royal Navy

Royal Navy

The Royal Navy of Great Britain was still the world’s greatest navy at the outbreak of World War II, as might be expected from an island power with a far-flung empire. As a result of the Washington Treaty,  Britain went to war with mainly World War I-vintage vessels, plus those built in the post-war naval race subsequently curtailed by the treaty.

Not counting Commonwealth units, the Royal Navy deployed over 3,300 ships of all types during World War Two. Although badly stretched, the Royal Navy lived up to its traditional ‘can do!’ ethos, fighting hard in all theatres. The great fleet actions planned for and desired by the architects of the Royal Navy did not materialise during World War Two, but the Royal Navy adapted well to the war it was destined to fight, and emerged with great honour.

Cast in resin with metal 'details,' these models are 3D-designed to be extremely accurate 1/1800 scale representations of the fighting ships of World War II yet extremely easy for modeller's to work with. Supplied unpainted with integrated bases featuring realistic wakes, this range is being continually added to and will grow to become one of the most comprehensive available for the discerning model collector and gamer.

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  1. HMS Achilles

    HMS Achilles '39

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    <p>One of three British cruisers (with a New Zealnd crew) that took part in the Battle of the River Plate, the <em>Achilles </em>engaged the pocket battleship <em>Graf Spee</em> and helped bring home a much needed victory early in the war.</p> Learn More
  2. HMS Exeter

    HMS Exeter '39

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    Famous for its part in the Battle of the River Plate, the Exeter was seriously damaged in that engagement but its 8-inch guns were a vital part of the British response in that battle. Learn More
  3. Fairmile A ML

    Fairmile A ML

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    The Fairmile A was capable of 25 knots, mounted a 3 pounder gun and a pair of .303 machine guns, as well as depth charges Learn More
  4. Fairmile B ML

    Fairmile B ML

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    The Fairmile B was fitted with ASDIC and depth charges, an manufactured in large numbers. Learn More
  5. Fairmile C

    Fairmile C MGB

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    The Fairmile C was a motor gun boat, mounting two two pounders and eight machine guns of various calibres. Learn More
  6. Fairmile D

    Fairmile D MGB/MTB

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    The Fairmile D was highly adaptable and could be fitted with a range of armament that meant it could act as both motor gun and torpedo boat. Learn More
  7. HMS York

    HMS York '41

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    The York took part in the Norwegian campaign but was later sunk by Italian motor boats in the Mediterranean. Learn More
  8. HMS Leander

    HMS Leander '39

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    The Royal Navy had a clear need for small, light cruisers that could be produced in large numbers. Though displacing more than their intended 6,500 tons, the Leander-class fulfilled this requirement admirably. Learn More
  9. HMS Neptune

    HMS Neptune '41

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    HMS Neptune was the first British ship to spot the Italian fleet in the battle of Calabria, during which she damaged the heavy cruiser Bolzano. Learn More
  10. HMS Ajax

    HMS Ajax '39

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    The Ajax aout-manoeuvred the Admiral Graf Spee during the Battle of the River Plate. Despite it being a victory won more by bluff and guile rather than effective gunnery, the scuttled Graf Spee was welcome news at a time when Britain was in the depths of its darkest hour. Learn More

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