TRUMPETER 05311 1/350 French Battleship Richelieu


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1943 Richelieu was launched on January 17th, 1939. As a result of the situation in France after the German offensive, she sailed for Dakar in June,1940. But for some political reasons,she fought against British warships there. Then she rejoined the Allied in 1942 and was refitted in January 1943 at Brooklyn Navy Yard in the USA. She had her radar and AA armament upgraded. Her 37mm and 13.2mm AA armament was replaced by 40mm Bofors and 20mm Oerlikons. This refit was completed in August. Then she was incorporated into the British Home Fleet .With units of this fleet, she participated in an operation against the Norwegian coast in January 1944. After ordered to join the British Far Eastern Fleet, she participated in operations against Japan. After WWⅡ, Richelieu returned to French.
Item No    05311
Item Name    French battleship Richelieu
Bar Code    9580208053110
Scale    1/350
Item Type    Static Kit
Model Brief    Length: 707.3 mm   Beam : 95mm
Total Parts    326pcs
Total Sprues    9pcs sprues plus hull, decks and display stand
Paint Schemes    Painted with a U.S. Navy camouflage scheme, Measure 32, at the end of the U.S. refit ,in september 1943
Released Date    2008-03
More Features    Full hull version is available  the kit consists of  319 parts in plastic with an additional  one piece hull, decks ,name plate  and black display s

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