AJM Models announces the release of their latest 1/700 scale creation; HMS Vindictive!
Hawkins Class Cruiser - HMS Vindictive
Model No. 700-012
Scale - 1/700
Resin and Photo Etch
Water Line Series
Kit contians one 1/700 scale HMS Vindictive, 2 Short Type 184 Seaplanes, 2 Sopwith2F1 Camel planes and 2 Sopwith 1 1-2 Strutter planesHistory
HMS Vindictive was a warship built during the First World War for the Royal Navy (RN). Originally designed as a Hawkins-class heavy cruiser and laid down under the name Cavendish, she was converted into an aircraft carrier while still building. Renamed in 1918, she was completed a few weeks before the end of the war and saw no active service with the Grand Fleet. The following year she participated in the British campaign in the Baltic against the Bolsheviks during which her aircraft made numerous attacks against the naval base at Kronstadt. Vindictive returned home at the end of the year and was placed in reserve for several years before her flight decks were removed and she was reconverted back into a cruiser. The ship retained her aircraft hangar and conducted trials with a aircraft catapult before she was sent to the China Station in 1926. A year after her return in 1928, she was again placed in reserve.
The 1/700 scale Hawkins Class Cruiser - HMS Vindictive
will be available at Freetime Models
in the US and Starling Models
in the UK as well as many other fine dealers of AJM Models