H.M.S. Nelson - F403S


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H.M.S. Nelson
[F403S]

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including the changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Proudly bearing the greatest name in naval history, the battleship H.M.S. "Nelson" is accurately reproduced by Airfix in this 134 part kit. The 14 inch deck of this fine model is packed with authentic detail. The nine 16 inch guns, twelve 6 inch guns, all on rotating turrets, the Anti-Aircraft Guns, Whalers, Cutters and Launchers, even the carefully moulded anchor chains on the forward deck, they are all there plus a lot more to make this famous battleship a worthy addition to any collection. The H.M.S. "Nelson" was completed in 1927 and was one of the few pre-war Capital ships to remain in service until 1945. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

13th edition catalogue (1976), listed as HMS 'Nelson' from H.M.S. Nelson.

1988 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1988 edition catalogue, listed as HMS Nelson from HMS 'Nelson'.


Airfix Series (first appearance): 4
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1961


Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Jack Avery


This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: F403S
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: F403S
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: F403S
4th Edition (1966) Ref: F403S
5th Edition (1967) Ref: F403S
6th Edition (1968) Ref: F403S
7th Edition (1969) Ref: F403S
8th Edition (1970) Ref: F403S
9th Edition (1971) Ref: F403S
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 04203-9
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 04203-9
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 04203-9
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 04203-9
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 04203-9
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 04203-9
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 04203-9
1988 Edition Ref: 04203
1989 Edition Ref: 04203
1990 Edition Ref: 04203
1992 Edition Ref: 04203
2002 Edition Ref: 04203
2003 Edition Ref: 04203
2004 Edition Ref: 04203
2005 Edition Ref: 04203
2006 Edition Ref: 04203
2007 Edition Ref: 04203
2008 Edition Ref: A04203
2009 Edition Ref: A04203
2010 Edition Ref: A04203
2011 Edition Ref: A04203
2012 Edition Ref: A04203





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