Cruel Seas: Black Swan-Class Sloop
This Skytrex exclusive kit contains one Black Swan Class Sloop ship. Full rules for this ship can be found in the Cruel Seas Rulebook on Page 94.
The ship is supplied with a Royal Navy Flag sheet and an appropriate wake for use in your games of Cruel Seas. Please note that there is currently no ship card for this model.
"The Black Swan class and Modified Black Swan class were two classes of sloop of the Royal Navy and Royal Indian Navy. Twelve Black Swans were launched between 1939 and 1943, including four for the Royal Indian Navy; twenty-five Modified Black Swans were launched between 1942 and 1945, including two for the Royal Indian Navy; several other ships were cancelled.
Like corvettes, sloops of that period were specialised convoy-defence vessels. Corvettes were based on a mercantile design with triple expansion engines, sloops were conventional naval vessels with turbines. Sloops were larger and faster with a heavy armament of high angle 4-inch guns which had superior anti-aircraft fire control via the Fuze Keeping Clock, while retaining excellent anti-submarine capability. They were designed to have a longer range than a destroyer at the expense of a lower top speed, while remaining capable of outrunning surfaced Type VII and Type IX U-boats."
Contains; 1 resin and metal Ship 1/350th scale
Model supplied unassembled and unpainted