An accurate scale model of the H.M.S Belfast which was commissioned on St. Patrick’s Day in 1938. Its beautifully detailed and unmatched in the industry. The Graupner HMS Belfast is one of our Premium Line of historical ships that will not disappoint you. Arriving Almost Ready to Run, the motors and rudder servo are already placed, and only the radio and electrical system need be installed before the boat is water-ready. For reliability and performance, we highly recommend a Graupner radio such as the mc-16 which provides real-time telemetry information of the condition of your ship.
The Graupner Premium Line ships are carefully handcrafted and assembled using CNC processing to replicate the model as originally as possible. The hull is made from molded GRP complemented by the superstructure and deck which are constructed from laser-cut ABS parts. Many of the small items are made from metal, and almost everything is factory-assembled. The hull, parts of the superstructure, the masts and fittings are spray painted using semi-matt paints. Decals are already applied. With so many details and scale fittings, the Premium Line ships all have an impressive scale appearance.
In 1938 the HMS Belfast, which was the largest light cruiser of the Royal Navy, was put into service. The Belfast took active part to the Second World War and the Korean War. In 1965 the Belfast was decommissioned and in 1971 it was converted to a museum ship. Nowadays it is part of the Imperial War Museum anchored at the Times in London. The Belfast is 187 m long and 19,3 m wide. Up to 850 men were doing their service aboard the Belfast. The light cruiser was capable, with its 80.000 HP, of a top speed of up to 32 Knots. The Belfast was equipped with cannons and torpedoes.
All our Premium Line boats are carefully packaged and visually inspected prior to leaving our warehouse. The packaging has been drop-tested and can withstand normal freight transportation. In some cases, a part may come lose during transportation which can be easily glued back in place. Our Premium Line boats are insured during shipping and require a signature upon delivery. We will not accept returns under any condition unless the packaging shows serious damage upon arrival. If the product arrives with major visible damage, we advise you to refuse delivery and take pictures of the packaging.
Our Premium Line ships are not always readily available and some have long lead times. You can place yourself on the waiting list and will be notified when the product is back in stock. If you want to secure delivery you must pre-order the product. Pre-orders require full payment at the time of ordering. Contact our sales department at any time for an estimated arrival time of your boat.