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ORP Blyskawica 1944 Polish destroyer WWII 1/400 Mirage 40011

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Brand: Mirage Hobby
Product Code: MIRAGE40011
Date Added: 11.08.2010
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ORP Blyskawica 1944. Polish destroyer WWII
1/400 military submarine scale plastic model kit
Mirage 40011

DECALS included

Manufacturer: Mirage Hobby (Poland)
Scale: 1/400
Material: Plastic
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box

ORP Błyskawica was a Grom-class destroyer serving in the Polish Navy during World War II, currently preserved as a museum ship in Gdynia. It is the only ship of the Polish Navy awarded with the Virtuti Militari medal, as well as the oldest preserved destroyer in the world.

She was the latter of two Grom (Thunder)-class destroyers, built for the Polish Navy by J. Samuel White, Cowes. The name means Lightning. The two Groms were some of the most heavily-armed and fastest destroyers on the seas before World War II.

ORP Błyskawica, modern view
ORP Błyskawica, modern view
Career (Poland) Naval Ensign of Poland
Name: ORP Błyskawica
Laid down: September 1935
Launched: October 1 1936
Commissioned: November 25 1937
Decommissioned: May 1 1976
Honours and
Virtuti Militari, 4th Class Virtuti Militari, 4th Class
Fate: Museum ship
General characteristics
Class and type: Grom class destroyer
Displacement: 1,975 tons
Length: 114 m (374 ft 0 in)
Beam: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)
Draft: 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)
Speed: 39 knots (72 km/h/45 mph)
Complement: 192

7 × 120 mm (4.7 in) guns
4 × 40 mm (1.6 in) AA guns
machine guns
6 × torpedo launchers
8 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk XVI AA guns
4 × 40 mm (1.6 in) AA guns
4 × 20 mm (0.79 in) AA guns

6 × torpedo launchers


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