IHP 1:700 HMS Wild Goose Page
1:700 Scale HMS Wild Goose


HMS Wild Goose was one of 13 Black Swan-class sloops built prior to and during WW2. They had the heaviest armament for their size anywhere in the world, and were the most efficient types for escort duties. They had good ASW and surface warfare armament. The ships of this class had long range and would seek out U-boats rather than letting the U-boats come to them.
WIld Goose herself was completed in March of 1943. She was 300ft in length and had a standard displacement of 1300 tons. Nicknamed the 'Mad Duck' by her crew, she collected an impressive 10 U-boat kills to her record. After the war, she was transferred to the East Indies station and joined the Persian Gulf Division, for which purpose she was rebuilt with a new cabin aft for entertaining dignitaries, such as oil sheiks. In 1954, she was placed in reserve and subsequently scrapped.

We are making this kit available as part of our Apprentice Series. You will need to find small parts such as weapons and equipment. The kit is detailed for the Wild Goose but any member of the Black Swan class can be modeled with this kit.


Click to see Kit Components

FEATURES:
*Length 5 1/8" (130mm)
*Detailed Resin Hull
*Detailed Superstructure

MSRP-$15.00 (tentative)
Availability-Spring 2006. Order direct from IHP only.

For a review of the resin components of this kit, click HERE.
For another review plus more history on the ship, click HERE.