An accurate scale model of the Royal Navy's battle cruiser
of 1918, beautifully detailed and unmatched in the industry, the Graupner H.M.S.
Hood 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, performance, further telemetry and model-specific
function expansion we highly recommend a Graupner radio such as the mc-16.
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.
Named after Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724 -
1816), the Admiral-class ships were developed during the First World War to
counter the threat of the German Mackensen classes, but only HMS Hood made it
to completion. The vessel was commissioned in 1920, while her three sister
ships were cancelled and broken up.
The Battle of Skagerrak showed that battle cruisers were
vulnerable to steeply-angled artillery fire.
Construction of the Hood continued despite this discouraging discovery, despite
the fact that developing a completely new design with improved armor was under
consideration at the time.
In the 1920's the ship became a national monument in Great
Britain after gaining world-wide fame by completing a circumnavigation of the
In 1941 the Hood, together with the battleship H.M.S. Prince
of Wales, took part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck (accompanied
by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen). During this action the Hood came under
devastating steep-angle fire from the Bismarck, which succeeded in gaining a
hit in the main magazine. The gigantic resultant explosion split the Hood in
two, and the wreck sank in just two minutes; there were only three survivors.
The Prince of Wales was subsequently forced to break off the fight and turn
away after suffering severe damage from artillery.
- Almost ready-to-run (ARTR) model
- GRP hull
- Superstructure made from laser-cut ABS parts
- Decks made from laser-cut wooden parts
- Details and small parts made from metal
- Fine detailing
- Lifeboats with multi-colored paint scheme
- Semi-matt colors
- Rotating 38 cm main gun
- Rotating 14 cm gun that tilts up and down
- Four built-in SPEED 400 class electric motors
- Simple installation of the RC components
- H.M.S Hood
- Boat Stand
- Small Parts
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.