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Admiral-class Battlecruiser Royal Navy, HMS Hood, 1941 

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Forces of Valor 1:700 861002A
Admiral-class Battlecruiser Royal Navy, HMS Hood, 1941

Historical Note:

In May 1941, the battlecruiser HMS Hood and battleship HMS Prince of Wales were ordered to intercept the German battleship Bismarck that was en route to attack convoys in the Atlantic. On May 24th, 1941, Hood was struck by several German shells early in the Battle of the Denmark Strait and exploded; the loss had a profound effect on the British. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the Royal Navy to "sink the Bismarck", and they fulfilled his command on May 26th-27th. The Royal Navy conducted two inquiries into the reasons for the ship's quick demise. The first, held very quickly after the ship's loss, concluded that Hood's aft magazine had exploded after one of Bismarck's shells penetrated the ship's armor. A second inquiry was held after complaints were received that the first board had failed to consider alternative explanations, such as an explosion of the ship's torpedoes. While much more thorough than the first board, it concurred with the first board's conclusion.

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  1. Let’s go Brandon or Simply amazing 1/700 detail 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Nov 2021

    This is my 6th FOV ship. I have the Arizona, Missouri, Bismarck, Ark Royal the Enterprise and now the Hood.As a builder of models for 40 years I’ve built many ships at 1/350 scale and I am always proud of my detail work. At 1/700 scale FOV has equaled or surpassed my ability. They’re very impressive. They are heavy and displayed on a stand that says quality piece of work. Mine are now out of the box to be displayed as history pieces that honor our service members..As a bonus I bought them from Aikens.. real people that are a true pleasure to work with!