British King George Battleship Boat

The ship was launched on Feb 21, 1939 and completed for service on Oct 1,1940 by which time World War 2 had already been fought for a year. After a trip to USA, she covered the Lofoten raid (March 1941) and Atlantic convoys before becoming flagship of the British Home Fleet in April 1941. In May 1941 she led the chase of the German Bismarck and saw action for the first time. Through 1941-42 King George V took part in numerous search and escort operations in the Atlantic and in May 1943 she went to the Mediterranean taking part in all the big naval operations covering the Allied invasion of Sicily and Italy. After refitting in England she went East as flagship of the second in command of the British Pacific Fleet. In Task Force 57 (later 37) she was part of the big Anglo-American naval force in the Okinawa operations and operations against Japan. In 1946 she became flagship of the British Home Fleet once more, the war now over, and in 1947-49 she served as a training ship before paying off into the Reserve Fleet in 1950. She was scrapped in 1957 along with her sister ships Howe, Anson, and Duke of York.

Tamiya British King George Battleship Boat Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/700 Scale #77525
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Specifications :

Scale: 1/700

  • Tamiya Product Number: 77525
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"Classic Royal Navy Battleship kit; great to build"
cdnmodeller (Edmonton, AB)
This is the 3rd of this type of Royal Navy battleship that I've built in the last year (the others being Duke of York & Prince of Wales). As usual, these kits pay great attention to detail and this one was no exception. This kit went together quite well and I was pleasantly surprised at how easily the smaller parts attached. There are a good number of very small parts but nothing that can't be dealt with using a good set of tweezers. The final result was impressive and I am more than satisfied. Highly recommended.

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  • Highly detailed exterior including pom-pom and high angle guns, hull, bridge, and radar tower.
  • Detailed derrick for the deck.
  • Several small boats are included for the deck.
  • A steel weight for the hull is included.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions.


Scale: 1/700

  • Tamiya Product Number: 77525


1/700 British King George Battleship

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"1/700 TAMIYA KGV"
Although it is an old kit and may needs wood deck to improve it, the assembly is quite good.

"british king george battelhip"
pamason (Entiat, WA)
This is a good model overall some small parts are not easy to place. But the inst are good and color chart is easy to read my only problem was the masts there are small and easy to break great care most be use went place them. The parts come off easy and hull go toghter well. But not a model for the first timer.

"Beautiful outcome"
Chief Cheddar
This kit is one of the highest quality Tamiya kits at this price range that I have ever built. I didn't really find any parts of this kit as too challenging for a beginner with some dedication and tweezers so I would definitely recommend it to every kind of modeler. It is just a really fun kit to build with great results.


Unsuitable for kids under 3.

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