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Name ship of the class, the Javelin was one of the famous J.K.N. class destroyers that served with distinction through W.W.11 and it was this class of ship that suffered the highest losses through being sent in to the fiercest fighting. The three groups of this class were based on the "Intrepid" and "Tribal" classes and were the first single funnelled destroyers in the Royal Navy since the A class of 1895. Javelin was launched at the JOHN BROWN yard on 21st December 1938 with her original name of KASHMIR. Later re-named she served through the war making her one of the 2 of this class that survived, she was broken up on 17th June 1949.
Details of the kit:
Length: 1.13m (44.5")
Beam: 114mm (4.5")
This model of the famous ship is based on a full plated glass fiber hull with ports and intakes moulded in. The decks and superstructures are in 1mm & .5mm printed plastic sheet. Vacforms supply the hard parts such as gun shields, funnel and the ships boats etc with over 600 cast metal and plastic fittings assisting in making up the classic destroyer. As in all of the kits in our range it includes a FULL SIZE PLAN to complement the comprehensive instructions. Brass etchings are supplied to assemble the complicated lattice mast, stanchions, ladders etc. The colour scheme supplied is for the ship in her pacific fleet scheme with its blue panel on the ships hull.