1/700 Flyhawk Models HMS Illustrious 1940 Battle of Taranto

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Barrow-in-Furness Vickers-Armstrong laid down on April 27, 1937, launched on April 5, 1939, just before the start of World War II, and completed on May 25, 1940. .. 'The aircraft carrier Illustrious was a heavy-defense aircraft carrier with an armored flight deck, but the price is reduced. 'Joined the Mediterranean Fleet in September 1940, and on November 11, 1940, the Taranto air raid was carried out, and the three main battleships of the Italian Navy were incapacitated. 'After that, while being escorted by the convoy, he was exposed to the Luftwaffe's swooping bombing, and although he received 6 hits and 3 close-up shots and was wrecked in flames, the engine was safely escorted by 4 destroyers and evacuated at a speed of 17 knots. It started and arrived in Malta the same night for repairs. 'Returned in 1942 and participated in operations around the African continent and in the Indian Ocean. When Italy surrendered in September, it was put on the Pacific front, and since 1944 it has participated in operations in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. .. 'The British Pacific Fleet was newly formed in November 1944, and Illustrious also belongs to the fleet and participates in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, but it is damaged and returns to England and the war ends as it is. 'After the end of World War II, it was used for training and examinations, and was removed from the register in 1954.

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