DESTROYER VAMPIRE Tamiya 31910
Following the recent release of the British Battle
Cruiser Repulse, Tamiya now adds the Royal Australian Navy destroyer
HMAS Vampire to the Waterline Series. This ship was with the Repulse and
Prince of Wales when they were sunk at the Battle of Malaya
About the HMAS Vampire
Designed and built in Britain during WWI, the Vampire first served with the
British Royal Navy before being transferred to the Royal Australian Navy
in 1933. After serving in the Mediterranean,she joined the British
Navy’s Force Z at Singapore, and together with the Prince of
Wales,Repulse, and 3 other destroyers, sortied on December 8, 1941. The
ships were spotted, and in the ensuing attack by Japanese planes both
the Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk, with the destroyers left to
rescue survivors. After this incident, the HMAS Vampire continued to
operate in the Indian Ocean until April 9, 1942, when she was sunk off
Ceylon along with the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes by Japanese carrier
About the Model.
- Compact 1/700 scale assembly model kit of the HMAS Vampire.
- Features polycaps for all main gun positions and torpedo launchers to allow free rotation for dynamic display possibilities.
- Includes high-quality decals for ship markings as well as a flag sheet.
- Recreate Force Z by displaying the Vampire together with ITEM
31615 British Battleship Prince of Wales Battle of Malaya, ITEM 31617
British Battle Cruiser Repulse, and ITEM 31909 British E Class