Tamiya Model Ships 1/700 HMS Nelson Battleship Waterline Kit
This Product Usually Ships In 2-3 Business DaysTAM-77504
The Nelson and Rodney were the first British warships to have a tower bridge and mast, also the first to have flush decks since the "Lord Nelsons" of 1908 and have their engine rooms forward of the boilers.
As protection, she carried a 14-inch armor belt along her beam which ran from slightly ahead of her fore turret aft to her steering compartment. Her main turrets carried armor 16-inches thick except for their backs which were a 9-inch plate, the barbettes were of a 15-inch plate and her middle deck A.P. was 6 1/4 inches thick over her magazines, varying to 3-inches over her machinery spaces.
She was powered by Brown-Curtis geared turbines driving two shafts and her machinery was supplied by the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Company. These gave her a speed of 23.5 knots and 46,000 H.P. at her standard displacement on trials, though this speed was seldom attained in service. She carried a complement in peacetime of 1,300 Officers and men, this being an increase in wartime to 1,700.
Because of her design, a compromise at best, she handled very badly under most conditions, and especially in cross winds or in shallow water. In a following sea or going astern she steered poorly and was slow to answer the helm under all conditions.
- Each plastic piece has engraved and/or raised molded details for a realistic model display
- Various sized life boats
- The bridge, funnel, and hull are finely detailed
- Sub guns, pom poms and main guns
- Heat-fix guns instead of gluing to make them revolve
- Detailed derrick
- Metal ballast
- Illustrated assembly instructions