An American WW2 boxed warship recognition set. 13.5x17x4ins. (34x43x10cm)
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An American WW2 boxed warship recognition set. 13.5x17x4ins. (34x43x10cm)
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,202) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An American WW2 boxed warship recognition set.
All to a scale of 1in. to 110ft. (1:1320) and comprising 28 cast metal models finished in grey, on wooden bases. Representing twenty UK warships, including Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, Cruisers, Destroyers, Frigates and Sloops, and eight German warships including Battleships, Aircraft Carrier, Cruisers and Destroyers. In a fitted wooden carrying case. 13.5x17x4ins. (34x43x10cm)


  • The set was produced under contract to the US Navy in 1943. They were issued to all US warships over a certain tonnage and included models suitable for their area of operation. This set, which includes Allied and German warships, was for the Atlantic theatre.

    The British models were made by E.A.Framburg & Co, Chicago and the German models by Comet Metal Products, Richmond Mill, NY.

    British Battleships HMS Malaya,King George V, Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious, Cruisers HMS Cumberland, Devonshire, Dido, Scylla, Leander, Hawkins, Dragon, Fiji, Arethusa, Destroyers of the Hunt, Narvik, L, V&W Class, Frigates of the River Class and Sloops of the Black Swan Class.
    German Battleships Tirpitz, Gneisenau Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin, Cruisers Admiral Hipper, Prinz Eugen, Nuernberg, Koeln Destroyer Galster.
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