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295 parts, finished model is 570mm long.

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First of a series of four ships including Victorious, Formidable and Indomitable, HMS Illustrious was launched in April 1939 at a time when war clouds were gathering over Europe. Well protected from the attacks of opposing forces by an armoured deck and hull, the Illustrious came into service in April 1940 and was straight away enlisted in the ranks of the Royal Navy. First deployed in the Mediterranean, the Illustrious immediately launched attacks on the Italian fleet. On 11th November 1940, twenty-four Swordfish took off from the aircraft carrier and attacked the battleships of the Regia Marina in their own port of Trente. They inflicted considerable damage to the fleet, sinking the “Conte di Cavour” and badly damaging the “Littorio” and the “Caio Duilio”. Only two Swordfish were lost during this attack.



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