The HMS Ark Royal was an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy that served during the second world war. Completed in November 1938, the design was different from its precessors. The Ark Royal was the first ship, where the hangars and the cockpit were not built as an add-on to the body, but integrated into the hull. It had two hangar decks, that were equipped to transport plenty of aircrafts. The Ark Royal served during a time where the employment of the air force for the navy was active for the first time.
It served in a few of the most active naval events during the second world war. It was part of the first aerial and submarine killings in the war and, most of all, on the hunt for the German warship Bismarck.
The Ark Royal was torpedoed by the German submarine U-81 on 13. November 1941 and sank on the following day. Its wreck was discovered by a BBC-Crew in December 2002, about 30 nmi (35 miles or 56 kilometers) away from Gibraltar.
The Forces of Valor® Ark Royal consists of pressure-casted metal and plastic, whereas metal is used for the lower part and plastic is used for the upper part of the hull. The tower and guns are made of plastic and offer a high quality of detail.
Details/Scope of delivery
- Metal and synthetic constructions
- Metal lower hull
- Incl. depicted aircrafts
- Delivery includes display
- New packaging, without ties and screws, double blister construction
Scale of 1:700
Width: 5 cm
Height: 8 cm
Weight: 0,3 kg
Age recommendation: 14+