The last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy, the HMS Hood began its service in 1920. During World War II, the Hood and the DKM Bismarck faced head on during the Battle of Denmark Strait (May 24, 1941). Less than ten minutes after opening fire, the Bismarck — which had been pursued by the Royal Navy vessel for days — connected with a 38mm shell and broke the Hood in two, killing 1,415 men.
A stunning replica of the British ship, this 1/700 scale, die cast model features an amazing attention to historical authenticity including a revised color scheme (based on thorough visual research), realistic deck and superstructure details, a new wooden-look presentation stand, and a sea-wave blister for unique waterline display. Measures approximately 14¾" long.