Posted: February 14, 2014 Filed under: Early 20th Century, Modelling, Naval Wargames
During the recent spring clean of my toy/wargames room I found some unmade Revell 1:1200th-scale models of HMS King George V
and USS Iowa
… and decided that by combining the turrets from one with the hull and superstructure of the other I could produce a reasonable look-alike model of a Lion
-class battleship. Thus was born HMS Thunderer
The Lion-class battleships were the follow-on design to the King George V-class, and were basically a slightly enlarged version of the earlier design. They were armed with nine 16-inch guns in place of the ten 14-inch guns carried by the King George V-class and had a transom stern that was intended to improve the class’s hull efficiency.