- WWII Historical Collection
- Imperial War Museum cooperation
- 1517 pieces
- 1:300 scale
- Bodywork with pad printing
- Completed Dimensions 25.2” L x 3.5” W x 7.7” H on stand
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 10 years and above.
HMS Belfast is a Town-class light cruiser that was built for the Royal Navy. She is now permanently moored as a museum ship on the River Thames in London and is operated by the Imperial War Museum.
The COBI company, as part of a prestigious cooperation with the IMW (Imperial War Museums), has prepared a model of the historic British cruiser HMS Belfast. The ship was designed on a scale of 1:300 and faithfully reflects the details of its historical inspiration. The light cruiser is 64 cm / 25.2" long and 19.5 cm / 7.7" high. It has many movable elements, such as deck guns, rotating artillery towers, rudders and propellers. The model has been covered with high-quality prints representing equipment and camouflage. Prints do not rub off even during intensive use. The set includes a black display stand and a white plate with the name and scale of the model printed on it. The plaque also features the IMW (Imperial War Museums) logo. The Belfast will make a perfect gift for all lovers of history, military and marine science. It will also look great on a desk, bookshelf or on a shelf with souvenirs. Build history, piece by piece, with COBI.
HMS Belfast entered service on August 5, 1939. At the end of November of the same year, as a result of damage by a German mine, she was excluded from service for three years. From 1942 on she covered Arctic convoys. On December 26, 1943, together with the cruisers HMS Norfolk and HMS Sheffield, she repulsed the attacks of the German battleship Scharnhorst, which was trying to break through to an Allied convoy. Scharnhorst's interception contributed to its subsequent encirclement and sinking. HMS Belfast also participated in the attack on the German battleship Tirpitz. Starting in June 1944, it underwent a general renovation. In August 1945, she entered the port of Sydney, where the end of the war in the Pacific found her. In the years 1945-1962, with breaks for repairs, she served in the Far East including participation in the Korean War. In 1966, it was designated for a residential hulk. By 1971, though, she was threatened with scrapping. Thanks to the attitude of British society, though, this did not happen. It was instead anchored on the Thames and became a museum exhibit. Subsequent renovations extend its life.