COBI HMS Belfast Light Cruiser (4844)
The COBI HMS Belfast Light Cruiser (4844) features 1,480 highly detailed brick parts and colorful, easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI HMS Belfast Set (4821) parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with the quality of COBI sets. COBI Sets differ in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
The COBI HMS Belfast Light Cruiser Set includes a stand and all the markings are pad printed so stickers are not necessary. The HMS Belfast Cobi Block Set is going to be an epic display piece!
Both Cobi collectors and Military brick enthusiast will get hours of enjoyment from this COBI HMS Belfast Light Cruiser (4821) set. Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
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HMS Belfast Light Cruiser History:
HMS Belfast is a Town-class light cruiser that was built for the Royal Navy. She is now permanently moored as a museum ship on the River Thames in London and is operated by the Imperial War Museum.
Construction of Belfast, the first ship in the Royal Navy to be named after the capital city of Northern Ireland and one of ten Town-class cruisers, began in December 1936. She was launched on St Patrick’s Day 1938. Commissioned in early August 1939 shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Belfast was initially part of the British naval blockade against Germany. In November 1939, Belfast struck a German mine and, in spite of fears that she would be scrapped, spent more than two years undergoing extensive repairs. Belfast returned to action in November 1942 with improved firepower, radar equipment, and armour.
Belfast saw action escorting Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union during 1943 and in December 1943 played an important role in the Battle of North Cape, assisting in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst. In June 1944, Belfast took part in Operation Overlord supporting the Normandy landings. In June 1945, she was redeployed to the Far East to join the British Pacific Fleet, arriving shortly before the end of the Second World War. Belfast saw further combat action in 1950–52 during the Korean War and underwent an extensive modernisation between 1956 and 1959. A number of further overseas commissions followed before she entered reserve in 1963.
Learn more about the real ship that inspired the COBI HMS Belfast Light Cruiser (4821) here at Wikipedia.
Other Interesting HMS Belfast Links:
According to the Imperial War Museum:
“HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship. Since her launch over 82 years ago, she fired some of the first shots at the D-Day landings, served in the Arctic Convoys, and in the Korean War”.
The Imperial War Museum has lots of additional information as well as HMS Belfast Cruiser Images at the following link here
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