TRUMPETER French Battleship Richelieu 1943 1:350 - TR05311

Product Code: TR05311

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TRUMPETER French Battleship Richelieu 1943 1:350 - TR05311

1943 Richelieu was launched on January 17th, 1939. As a result of the situation in France after the German offensive, she sailed for Dakar in June,1940. But for some political reasons she fought against British warships there. Then she rejoined the Allies in 1942 and was refitted in January 1943 at Brooklyn Navy Yard in the USA. She had her radar and AA armament upgraded. Her 37mm and 13.2mm AA armament was replaced by 40mm Bofors and 20mm Oerlikons. This refit was completed in August. Then she was incorporated into the British Home Fleet .With units of this fleet, she participated in an operation against the Norwegian coast in January 1944. After ordered to join the British Far Eastern Fleet, she participated in operations against Japan. After WW2, Richelieu returned to France.


Item No: 05311
Item Name: French battleship Richelieu
Bar Code: 9580208053110
Scale: 1/350
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Brief: Length: 707.3 mm Beam 95mm
Total Parts: 326pcs
Total Sprues: 9pcs sprues plus hull, decks and display stand
Paint Schemes: Painted with a U.S. Navy camouflage scheme, Measure 32, at the end of the U.S. refit ,in september 1943
Released Date: 2008-03
More Features: Full hull version is available, the kit consists of 319 parts in plastic with an additional one piece hull, decks ,name plate and black display stand.

TRUMPETER French Battleship Richelieu 1943 1:350 - TR05311