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The original idea for Frigate design after World War 11 was that they should be of a single hull design that could be fitted out for various purposes. The type 14 which Hardy represents was the design for the minimum A/S frigate. She was built from prefabricated welded sections to allow for rapid assembly. Fitted with a single screw and powered by a Y100 single turbine gave a top speed of 28 knots on a modest output of 19,000 s.h.p. Much faster than wartime frigates of a simular size. The manoeuvrability of this hull design was outstanding and many are the stories of most of the crew breaking arms and legs. Without doubt, if they ever got their teeth into a submarine, with their 2 mortar MK 10's, the chances of it getting away would have been remote. Hardy was built at Yarrow and launched on the 25th November 1953.
Details of the kit:
Length: 977mm (38.5")
Beam: 95mm (3.7")
A lightweight glassfibre hull is the base for this model and to ease construction the break of the fo/castle is a separate moulding. Decks and all superstructure are constructed from printed plastic sheets, and to finish the model a complete set of fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic are included. The complicated lattice mast is an alloy casting, all stanchions, ladders etc are in brass etched format. Comprehensive instructions and a FULL SIZE PLAN are included to ease assembly.