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Victory at Sea: HMS Ark Royal - EN

Victory at Sea: HMS Ark Royal - EN
Brand: Warlord Games
Product Code: 742412010
EAN: 5060572506947
Category: Victory at Sea
License: Warlord Games
Language: english
Product Type: Game & RPG Miniatures

One of the most famous carriers of the war, the HMS Ark Royal received many battle honours in its service. The first enemy aircraft shot down by the Fleet Air Arm was with one of her Blackburn Skuas, while her bombers sank the German cruiser Königsberg, the first example of a capital ship being sunk by an attack from the air. Better remembered is the Ark Royal’s role in the sinking of the Bismarck, where her Fairey Swordfish launched a torpedo attack that damaged its rudder, leaving it vulnerable to the rest of the fleet.

Other notable actions included convoys to Malta, the Norwegian campaign and involvement in the first U-boat kill of the war.

In 1941 she was struck by a torpedo and sank while under tow.

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted