HMS Ark Royal was a Royal Navy aircraft carrier that served during the Second World War.
Ark Royal was built by Cammell Laird and Company Ltd. at Birkenhead, England, and completed in November 1938. Ark Royal was the first ship on which the hangars and flight deck were an integral part of the hull, instead of an add-on or part of the superstructure. Designed to carry a large number of aircraft, she had two hangar deck levels. She served during a period that first saw the extensive use of naval air power; a number of carrier tactics were developed and refined aboard Ark Royal.
Ark Royal served in some of the most active naval theatres of the Second World War. She was involved in the first aerial and U-boat kills of the war, operations off Norway, the search for the German battleship Bismarck, and the Malta Convoys. Ark Royal survived several near misses and gained a reputation as a 'lucky ship'.
Hull split in two parts
One piece deck
Flight includes Swordfish x 5, Fulmar Mk 1 x 4, Blackburn Skua x 4
Total parts 550+
Plastic Model assembly kit, requires paint and glue (sold seperately).
Starter Paint Pack Includes:
9 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes.