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HMS Penzance M106 & HMS Brocklesby M33
This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships set of Royal Navy Minesweepers containing models of the Sandown Class Mine Hunters and Hunt Class Minesweepers currently in service with the Royal Navy.
Sandown Class Mine Hunters -
The Sandown Class Mine Hunters were ordered as a simple cost effective "Single Role Mine Hunter" to complement the Hunt Class MCMV. These vessels are designed for deep water and ocean operations unlike the Hunt Class which were designed for coastal and shallow water areas.
Like the Hunt Class they are constructed of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) to reduce the magnetic signature of the vessel whilst being strong enough to withstand shock from explosions.
These vessels are not minesweepers and therefore do not destroy mines by sweeping with towed wire sweeps. They do have Clearance Divers on board to destroy mines identified by the sophisticated sonar and also carry two small unmanned submersible, known as the Remote Control Mine Disposal System (RCMDS), which can destroy underwater mines using explosives.
The models are marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, the model number P 760, "Royal Navy Modern Edition", and the description "Sandown Class Mine Hunter".
Hunt Class Minesweepers -
The Hunt Class Minesweepers were ordered to replace the aging Ton Class vessels and were designed principally to work in coastal and shallow water areas such as the approaches to the River Clyde where many of Britain's nuclear submarines are based.
They are the largest warships ever constructed of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) giving them the advantage of having a reduced magnetic signature whilst being strong enough to withstand shock from explosions. The ships are designed with noise reduction features to avoid accidentally triggering acoustic mines.
The Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMVs) combine the roles of minehunting and minesweeping and can neutralise mines using the following methods:
- severing moored mines with towed wire sweeps so they can be destroyed by gunfire;
- triggering (acoustic) mines using acoustic or influence sweeps;
- using Clearance Divers to destroy mines identified by the sophisticated sonar
The Hunt Class also carry a small unmanned submersible, known as the Remote Control Mine Disposal System (RCMDS), which can destroy underwater mines using explosives.
Three Hunt Class vessels, Cottesmore, Brecon and Dulverton, were assigned to the Northern Ireland Squadron in 1998 to patrol the province's waterways and participate in counter terrorist operations in support of British Forces and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
The models are marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, the model number P 765, "Royal Navy Modern Edition", and the description "Hunt Class Minesweeper".
The models are designed to a standard 1:1200 scale scale with moveable fittings and injection moulded plastic accessories. The ship models are painted with authentic livery and funnel colours complete with hand painted highlights and appropriate screen printed markings.
|P 760 1.73 in (4.4 cm)
P 765 1.95 in (4.96 cm)
|P 760 0.6 in (1.5 cm)
P 765 0.66 in (1.68 cm)
|P 760 10 gm (0.35 oz)
P 765 10 gm (0.35 oz)
Precision diecast in durable metal for a realistic weight and feel the original ships are faithfully reproduced in finest detail right down to the anchors, lifeboats, portholes and deck equipment and appropriate Pennant Numbers, Flight Deck Markings and Deck Codes.
Price inclusive of 2nd class postage and packaging to addresses within the UK and BFPO.