HMS Dreadnought was the British battleship that revolutionized naval power. Her entry into service in 1907 represented such a marked advance in naval technology that her name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships. The Dreadnought was the first battleship to have a uniform main battery of all large guns, rather than having just a few large guns and many smaller guns. She was also the first battleship to be powered by steam turbines, making her the fastest battleship in the world at the time. Her launch helped spark a major naval arms race as navies around the world, particularly the German Imperial Navy, rushed to match her in the build-up to World War I.
Newly tooled kit consists of more than 630 parts, including metal chain, wood-grain pattern deck, photo-etched details, and display stand.
- 2-piece full hull with internal strengthening bulkheads and separately molded bilge keels
- Engraved deck plank texture and finely molded fittings
- Detailed ship's boats
- Hollow tip main battery gun barrels
- Filigree masts and yardarms
- Metal anchor chain
- Photo-etch parts for funnel grilles, platform railings, inclined and vertical ladders, braces, boat details, davits, and coal scuttle lids
- Display stand with name plate
- Includes 4-view color painting guide and decals representing jack, ensign and stern name lettering
- Length: 18.2 inches
Trumpeter no. TR05328