HMS Belfast Model (1938 GB)

Size: 100 (L) x 31 cm (H)

SKU: 126

Town-class Light Cruiser HMS Belfast model

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Length: 39.37" (100 cm)
Width: 4.33" (11 cm)
Height: 12.20" (31 cm)

A very detailed World War II cruiser model. The Belfast was a Town-class Light Cruiser.

  • This HMS Belfast model is sold fully built and ready for display.

  • This large scale cruiser model comes with a solid wooden stand.

  • Handcrafted from hardwood with planks on frame construction.
  • Not a kit.

  • HMS Belfast wooden cruiser is dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.

Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:

UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ please contact us

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Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

The HMS Belfast was a Town-class light cruiser. It was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland and launched on March 17, 1938.

The cruiser played a significant role in World War II. It saw action in the Arctic Convoys, the Battle of North Cape, and played a part in the D-Day landings. During the Battle of North Cape in 1943, HMS Belfast, along with other British ships, helped sink the German battleship Scharnhorst.

After the war, HMS Belfast underwent various refits and modernizations. It served in the Far East during the Korean War.

HMS Belfast was eventually decommissioned in 1963. Instead of being scrapped, it was preserved as a museum ship. In 1971, it was opened to the public on the River Thames in London as a branch of the Imperial War Museum.

What are Town-class Light Cruisers:

The Town-class light cruisers were a class of light cruisers built for the Royal Navy during the interwar period and during World War II. These cruisers were designed to be versatile ships capable of performing various roles, including fleet support, protection of commerce, and scouting. The Town-class cruisers were named after towns in the United Kingdom and other parts of the British Empire.

Here are some general characteristics and features of the Town-class light cruisers:

Armament: The Town-class cruisers were armed with a mix of heavy and light guns. Typically, they were equipped with 6-inch (152 mm) and 4-inch (102 mm) guns, as well as anti-aircraft weaponry.

Armour: While they were not heavily armoured compared to larger capital ships, Town-class cruisers had armour protection to varying degrees. The armour was designed to provide protection against smaller-calibre weapons.

Speed and Propulsion: These cruisers were designed for speed and had powerful engines, allowing them to maintain high speeds. Speed was essential for performing roles such as fleet support, reconnaissance, and escort duty.

Role: Town-class cruisers were versatile and played different roles during their service. They were often part of task forces, involved in convoy escort duties, and engaged in naval battles.

Service During World War II: Town-class cruisers, including HMS Belfast, actively participated in naval operations during World War II. They were involved in the Arctic Convoys, the Battle of North Cape, and the D-Day landings, among other campaigns.

Visit the real
 HMS Belfast docked on the River Thames in London. She’s now a national museum and there are nine decks to explore!

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