HMS Vanguard battleship (Minic Ships, second issue)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

HMS Vanguard battleship (Minic Ships, second issue)

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location:

Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)


1960s


A 1:1200 second-issue model of the Dreadnought class HMS Vanguard Battleship, part of the Minic Ships range produced by Hornby between 1976 and 1980.

Triang Catalogue Number: M741

This Minic Ships model is of HMS Vanguard, the last and most powerful British battleship ever built, which was laid down during the Second World War but was not completed and commissioned until 1946.

The Hong Kong model produced by Hornby under the Minic Ships name has a red plastic base fitted with two plastic rollers in common with all the Hong Kong models. It is also marked 'HONG KONG'. It was released as part of the 'Fightng Ships' line up along with the:

The model has a red underside, grey body, tan deck and grey superstructure.

HMS Vanguard's commissioned period was 1946-1960.

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