The United Kingdom's Type 45 destroyer (also known as the D or Daring class) is an air defence destroyer programme of the Royal Navy which will replace its Type 42 destroyers. The first ship in the class, HMS Daring, was launched on 1 February 2006 and commissioned on 23 July 2009. The ships are now built by BAE Systems Surface Ships. The first three ships were assembled by BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions from partially prefabricated "blocks" built by BAE Systems itself and VT Group. Item No 04550 Item Name HMS Type 45 Destroyer Bar Code 9580208045504 Scale 1:350 Item Type Static Kit Model Brief Length: 434.7mm Beam: 67.7mm Total Parts 590+ Metal Parts n/a Photo Etched Parts 3 pcs Film Parts n/a Resin Parts n/a Total Sprues 9 sprues , hull, deck and superstucture Released Date 2013-09 More Features " The kit consists of over 590 parts - Detailed hull w/accurate design - [1 EH-101 helicopters with fine details included.] - photo-etched frets"