News Revell jan 2011: Ships

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1/306 USS Fletcher Destroyer Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-3021

Overview
Skill Level: 2
Scale: 1/306
Length: 14-13/16″
Parts: 66

Description
The U.S.S. Fletcher DD-445 was commissioned in June, 1942, with Lieutenant Commander William M. Cole in charge. With her first mission at Guadalcanal, she sank two Japanese destroyers and seriously damaged a third. Overall, she received fifteen battle stars for her WWII service, and five more during the Korean War. Kit features a detailed deck with movable gun turrets and depth charges, plus optional parts to build either the WWII version or the 1949 conversion with rocket launchers. Also includes decals with optional markings and a colorful flag sheet.

05078 Deutsches U-Boot Typ XXI mit Interieur

Deutsches U-Boot Typ XXI mit Interieur

Model details
Scale 1:144
Release date 01/2011
No. of parts 163
Length 531 mm
Skill Level 4
Original details
Type description U-Boot
Origin D
Engine capacity 17 Knoten

At the beginning of 1945 with the type XXI Germany had the most advanced submarine in the world at that time. Due to numerous technical innovations it was capable of unlimited underwater travel as the diesel engines drew in the necessary fresh air through a special snort. It had a linear shape designed for submarine travel and its battery capacity was three times greater, giving it a sensational speed of 17 knots dived. Other innovations were noiseless electric motors for stealth, highly sensitive navigation instruments and 2 cm anti-aircraft gun turrets. The model has a separate left outer wall to the hull giving an authentic insight into this trail-blazing submarine. Many compartments are represented in accurate detail and also the diesel engines and electric motors. Views of the control room and living quarters of the crew give an impression of life under water. The decals include details of the interior and markings for the U2540 that went into service on 24.02.1945. After a short training voyage, on 04.05.1945, the U2540 was scuttled by the crew in the Flensburg Fjord. In 1957 it was raised and served in the Federal German Navy as a test vessel the “Wilhelm Bauer”. Today the U2540 can be seen as a museum ship.

Model-details:
– Separate left outer hull wall giving a view into the interior
– Detailed surface structures
– Detailed torpedo compartment
– Crew living quarters
– Detailed control room
– Conning tower with internal structures
– Detailed diesel engines and electric motors
– Battery/accumulator compartments
– Movable diving planes and hydroplanes
– Rotating twin AA gun turrets
– Detailed fin superstructure with antennae, periscope and snort mast
– Authentic decals for U2540 with interior details

Colors: 57 77 78 85 360 371

05800 U.S.S Yorktown (CV-5)

U.S.S Yorktown (CV-5)

Model details
Scale 1:1200
Release date 04/2011
No. of parts 40
Length 206 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Aircraft carrier
Year/Period 1934-1937
Origin USA
Engine capacity 88300 kW
Speed 30 kn

The Yorktown class was the most famous group of American aircraft carriers in World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbour, the Yorktown Enterprise and Hornet were the only available aircraft carriers before the battle of Midway, which was to become the all important turning point. On 4.6.1942 she was bombarded by Japanese aircraft and torpedoed on 6.6.1942.

05105 H.M.S. Duke of York

H.M.S. Duke of York

Model details
Scale 1:700
Release date 03/2011
No. of parts 74
Length 324 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Schlachtschiff
Year/Period 1937-1941
Origin GB
Engine capacity 80880 kW
Speed 28 kn

The Duke of York, one of the five King George V battle ships, was launched on 28.02.1940 and completed on 4.11.1941. Her first mission was to take Prime Minister Churchill to the USA. The ship was used in European waters throughout the war, mostly as a protection vessel for the convoys bound for Murmansk.
Speed: 28 knots
Armament: ten 35,6 cm cannon/ sixteen 13,3 cm cannon thirty two 4 cm pom-pom AA guns

05715 Gift Set “100 Jahre Titanic”

Gift Set

Model details
Scale 1:400
Release date 02/2011
No. of parts 262
Length 670 mm
Skill Level 5
Original details
Type description Passenger-steamer
Year/Period 1912
Origin GB
Speed 24 Knoten
Length 269 Meter
Width 28 Meter
Weight 47.000 BRT

On April 10.1912, R.M.S. Titanic with 2200 passengers on board left Southhampton on its maiden voyage to New York. It has been built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast and offered its passengers every possible comfort. This most luxurious liner, considered unsinkable at the time, measured 270 m in length and 28 m in width with a maximum speed of 24 knots. On the evening of April 14.1912 the Titanic collided with an iceberg that had suddenly appeared out of nowhere. In the resulting panic it was impossible to abandon ship in an orderly and organised manner. Within 3 hours this giant liner sank, taking 1500 passengers down with it.

For the Titanic Centenary the existing Revell model kit 05206 will be supplied in an attractive special pack inclusive of 6 colours, brush, adhesive and an interesting insert. This event will receive strong media coverage over a two year period.
May 2011: Centenary of launch
April 2012: Centenary of sinking

Crew: 1420 men

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