Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Eskimo 1941
Model Number: 05331
The Trumpeter HMS Eskimo Destroyer 1941 Model Kit in 1/350 scale from the plastic ship model kits range accurately recreates the real life British destroyer from World War II.
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HMS Eskimo (L-75/F-75/G-75) was a Tribal-class British destroyer, laid down by the High Walker Yard of Vickers Armstrong at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 5 August 1936. It was launched on 3 September 1937 and commissioned on 30 December 1938.
Eskimo participated in the Second Battle of Narvik in April 1940, supported the Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942 and served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla at Plymouth. It attacked and sank the enemy German submarine U-971 while in company with the Canadian destroyer HMCS Haida and a Liberator aircraft of the Czech air force in the English Channel north of Brest on 24 June 1944. During the final days of the war, it operated in the Far East. For most of the spring of 1945, she was employed in operations south of Ramree Island (Burma) where odd parties of Japanese were holding out. Eskimo and other Tribals later joined up with Force 61 to intercept and destroy what was left of the Japanese surface fleet.
HMS Eskimo was reduced to an accommodation and headquarters ship for minesweepers, wreck-disposal vessels, and salvage craft clearing the Thames and Medway estuaries in 1946. It was used as a target ship in the Gareloch, sold for scrap on 27 June 1949 and finally broken up at Troon.
Model: 05331 HMS Eskimo Destroyer 1941 Model Kit
Reviewed by M J Benning
Eskimo, poorly researched
A poorly researched effort, not depicting the vessel correctly. The hull is right but armament, equipment and camouflage have several errors. The most glaring is the depiction of an 8 barrel "pom-pom" whereas all vessels other than capital ships had the lighter 4 barrel mount. Neither is the 4" High-angle fitted in 1941 in place of 'X' mount shown. Disappointing.
Reviewed by J Harwich
Tribal destroyer /Eskimo 1/350
A very good kit of long neglected RN class destroyer with ample chance to add or improve the kit . Modellers choice or patience.
Reviewed by Keith Adams
Trumpeter 1/350,HMS Eskimo.
Sharp price,(10% off),easy to order through web-site. Rapid delivery,no problems. A satified customer!
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