1. Oleg Strashnov - heavy lift crane, due release Oct 2020



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 Length (wl.): 740' / 226m; Displacement: 35,450t Speed 27 knots Armament: 3 x 4 - 14"/BL Mk VII guns, 6 x 2 - 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns
 Length (wl.): 740' / 226m; Displacement: 35,540t (16A) 35,640T *16B) Speed 27 knots (16A) 28.25 knots( 16B) Armament: 3 x 3 - 16" Mk II guns, 6 x 2 - 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns
 Length (wl.): 740' / 226m; Displacement: 35,500t Speed 27.5 knots Armament: 3 x 3 - 16" Mk II guns, 4 x 2 - 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns
 Length (wl.): 820' / 250m; Displacement: 48,500t Speed 26 knots Armament: 4 x 3 - 16" Mk II guns, 16 x 2 - 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns
 Length (wl.): 850' / 259m; Displacement: 43,000t Speed 30 knots Armament: 3 x 3 - 16" Mk II guns, 16 x 2 - 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns  Length (wl.): 780' / 238m; Displacement: 40,750t Speed 28.25 knots Armament: 3 x 3 - 16" Mk II guns, 16 x 2 - 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns
 Length (wl.): 780' / 238m; Displacement: 40,750t Speed 28.25 knots Armament: 3 x 3 - 16" Mk II guns, 16 x 2 - 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns
 Length (wl.): 780' / 238m; Displacement: 42,550t Speed 28.25 knots Armament: 3 x 3 - 16" Mk IV guns, 16 x 2 - 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns  Length (wl.): 810' / 247m; Displacement: 47,970t Speed 29 knots Armament: 3 x 3 - 16" Mk IV guns, 12 x 2 - 4.5" HA/LA guns  Length (wl.): 720' / 219.5m; Displacement: 35,800t Speed 29 knots Armament: 2 x 3 - 16" Mk IV guns, 8 x 2 - 4.5" HA/LA guns  Length (wl.): 810' / 247m; Displacement: 45,000t Speed 29 knots Armament: 2 x 3 - 16" Mk IV guns, 10 to 12 x 2 - 4.5" HA/LA guns  Length (wl.): 930' / 283.5m; Displacement: 55,540t Speed 29 knots Armament: 3 x 3 - 16" Mk IV guns, 12 x 2 - 4.5" HA/LA guns
Shipyard Diorama's 3. 4. Three diorama models, ready to display 1/1250 model ships. One each of John Browns shipyard & Brooklyn Navy yard, each measuring 600mm x 330mm. One featuring a fitting out basin the other with dry-docks. Ideal to sit side by side on a shelf. The third model is again Brooklyn Navy Yard, a larger version measuring 990mm x 930mm, almost the entire yard which could easily display a selection of 30+ ships.

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due release December 2020 due release February 2021 & May 2021 for large model
1/1250 scale planned releases 2020/21
 The line art drawings are for illustration purposes only Model 14. design B3 1945 - in July 1945 the DNC asked permission to investigate further methods of reducing the size of "B3" and work continued on through October. By this time it had become clear that Britain's economic difficulties could not sustain the existing battle fleet, let alone build new ones. Further design work was informally suspended on everything except the new Mk IV gun and its Mk III turret which was finally cancelled by the First Sea Lord on 10 March 1949. Model 13. design X3 1945 - a committee headed by Admiral Servaes reviewed all the proposals and the Admiralty requested a sketch design of 'X' with two 16" turrets, both forward of the superstructure and twenty to twenty four 4.5" guns, which the DNC designated design X3. Model 12. improved design X 1945 - discussion was resumed on design X and Admiral Servaes wanted to know the approximate size and displacement of what he termed "an improved design X" This was to have six 16" guns in twin turrets, twenty four 4.5" guns and a speed of 30 knots. Model 11. design X 1945 - The most radical variant, named design X, had only minimal underwater protection, relying on tight compartmentalisation and strengthened internal bulkheads to localise damage. The main armament was two triple 16" turrets, eight twin QF 4.5" HA/LA guns and nine sextuple bofor mounts. This was the shortest variant considered at a length of 720' Model 10. design B4 1945 - In February 1944 the DNC began another design that would incorporate wartime lessons. The main armament was revised to an improved Mk IV version of the 16' gun in a new Mk III turret, mounted in three triple turrets. They would also carry twelve twin QF 4.5" Mk V guns as their secondary armament and one twin and ten sextuple Bofor mounts plus fifty 20mm Oerlikons for anti-aircraft protection. Calculations for a preliminary design sketch were completed in October and revealed a ship of 830' capable of achieving 26 knots with a standard displacement of 50,400-ton. More detailed studies were conducted in January 1945 and showed the ship would actually displace 59,850-ton at standard load which was too large. Multiple variants were examined over the next months, examining the effects of reducing side armour, underwater protection and the number of main and secondary guns. In March the provisional staff requirements were issued which increased the speed to 29 knots. The original design was slightly modified in April resulting in Design B. Eight designs B through to B7 were presented. Only the variants with two main guns were below 55,500-ton standard displacement A British battleship-carrier based on a sketch in Antony Preston's Battleships 1856-1977 (Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1977) The design reflects the characteristics of the scheme drawn up by the Director of Naval Construction in July 1941. This is our starting point for the Lion based battleship-carrier. Model 9. 1942 design - During December 1941 and January 1942, intensive design work was accomplished on the Lion-class to remove known weaknesses. The beam was increased to 108' by making these ships wall sided so that they could still transit the Panama Canal. The light anti-aircraft battery was increased from 48 to 76 and the aircraft and catapults were removed as weight compensation. The bow profile was changed to increase the freeboard from 28.25' to 37'. The redesign also added more radar equipment and splinter protection. The naval staff were anxious for the construction of the ships to resume as quickly as possible but it was never authorised. Model 8. Battleship-carrier on 8 January 1941, Rear-Admiral Bruce Fraser, Third Sea Lord and controller of the Navy, asked the DNC to work up a hybrid aircraft carrier based on the Lion-class hull. Two months later, a sketch design was presented for consideration, but it was not well regarded by the participants. This design retained all three main gun turrets and the flight deck was deemed too short to be useful. The concept was initially rejected and a revised version with only the two forward turrets remaining was requested which was ready in June 1941. In this design, the displacement would be 44,470-ton at standard load and 51,000-ton at full load. With a waterline length of 800' a beam of 112' and a draught of 29' 10". The flight deck was 500' long with a width of 73'. The hybrids armament consisted of six 16" guns in two triple turrets, sixteen 5.25" guns and six octuple pom pom mounts. Twelve fighters and two torpedo bombers could be carried. The design was submitted to the Naval staff in July 1941 and subsequently rejected on the grounds that "The functions and requirements of carriers and of surface gun platforms are entirely incompatible " Model 7. Design 16H-40 - in 1940 discussions continued on a revised design which would incorporate lessons learned during the war. The desired changes included a wider beam, better splinter protection for the secondary armament, more light anti-aircraft guns, increased freeboard at the bow and better endurance. On 12 November 1941 it was decided to further delay construction. Model6. Design 16F-38 (Modified) - design 16F-38 resulted from a desire to restrict the displacement to 40,000-ton to avoid forcing other European powers to build larger ships that would outclass the KGV battleships in home waters, in addition to political and financial reasons. At a meeting on 26 May 1938 it was decided to proceed with design 16F-38 and to increase the secondary armament to sixteen 5.25" guns. This produced design 16F-38(Modified) and on 15 December 1938 Admiralty approved the design. The first two ships of the class, Lion and Temeraire were ordered on 28 February 1939 for delivery in 1942. In October 1939 construction of both ships was suspended. Model 5. Design 16G-38 - the only design to include deck mounted torpedo tubes which replaced the aircraft compliment, the longest design proposed with a speed of 30 knots. Model 4. Design 16E-38 - by January 1938 it had become clear that Japan was not going to sign the London Treaty so the Admiralty decided to invoke the escalator clause of the treaty which would allow new battleships with a 45,000-ton standard displacement. Design 16E represented a four-turret battleship favoured by the Admiralty but with a reduced speed, as an increase in speed to 30 knots would have required a standard displacement greater than 50,000-ton. The design also resulted from a naval staff directive to ignore the docking restrictions at Rosyth and Portsmouth. Model 3. Design 16C-38 - similar to the design above with the removal of two additional 5.25"/50 Qf Mk 1 DP guns but with the provision for 4 aircraft. Model 2. Design 16A-38 and 16B-38 - The Washington Treaty limited capital ship size to 35,000-ton and when Japan had not signed the London Naval Treaty of 1936 (by 1st April 1937.) the main-battery calibre for new battleship construction was to become 16". The Admiralty however were not enthusiastic about a 35,000-ton ship armed with the 16" guns as they believed that a larger displacement would be required to produce a well balanced design. Sketch designs 16A and 16B indicated that the displacement would be greater than 36,000-ton and severe reductions would be needed to reduce the displacement to 35,000-ton. Work continued on these designs and was updated to include the latest weight information from the two KGV battleships under construction. 2. HMS Lion class / 16"battleship - all ships due release late November 2020. The models will be available separately or as boxed sets containing 3, 5 or 6 ships. All models are hand finished and as such we will complete the models in any paint scheme as requested at no extra charge. We previously produced HMS Lion design 16F-38(Modified), but one model does not tell the full story of the Admiralty's ambition to build a new 16" battleship, so we are going to produce a range of models taking this class of ship from its preliminary design stage, through the various stages of re-design up until the final cancellation of the 16" battleship program in 1945. Had these ships been completed they would have been the most powerful ships in the Royal Navy. The first mention of a new battleship design was dated mid-1937, when the director of Naval Construction, Sir Stanley Goodall and his staff examined various design proposals. Model 1. Design 14A-37 - during the early design stage the Naval Construction Department was asked to prepare a design with twelve 14" guns and a reduced 5.25" battery. Three more KGV class ships were due to be ordered as part of the 1938 program and it was thought that by reducing the weight 2 more barrels could be added to the main armament, as guns and mountings would be available and it would not be necessary to wait for a new 16" gun design. To further reduce weight the aircraft were to be landed.