HM Cruiser Superb (Minic Ships 762)
HM Cruiser Superb (Minic Ships 762)(i)
A 1:1200 painted diecast metal model of the "Minotaur" Class cruiser H.M.S. Superb, part of the Tri-ang Minic Ships range produced between 1959 and 1964.
Triang Catalogue Number: M762
1960 catalogue description
M 761 H.M. CRUISER SWIFTSURE, M 762 SUPERB – About 11,500 tons full displacement, 555 feet long. Developed from the pre-war Southampton Class and have undergone several changes in appearance. Main armament comprises 9-6" guns. Length 5 11⁄16 in (14.5 cm)
The original ship
HMS Superb was the last "Minotaur" Class cruiser to be built, launched in 1943 and left service in 1957. Although a plan to upgrade the ship's radar-controlled guns was proposed, it was not implemented, as by this point it was decided to focus more on guided missile ships.