The COBI company, as part of a prestigious cooperation with the IMW, 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 60cm/25.2" long and 19.5cm/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 extensive 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 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.
The HMS Belfast was a light cruiser of the British Royal Navy from WWII. It earned service on August 5th, 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 3 years. From 1942 on, she covered Arctic convoys. On December 26th, 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 interception contributed to its subsequent encirclement in sinking. HMS Belfast also participated in the attack on the German Battleship Tripitz. 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 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 1941, though, she was treatened 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 extended its life.