- USS Oliver Hazard Perry (Australian markings), 1:350 scale
USS Oliver Hazard Perry (Australian markings), 1:350 scale
This model kit includes decals for Royal Australian Navy Adelaide class frigates HMAS Adelaide, HMAS Canberra, HMAS Sydney, HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, and HMAS Newcastle.
Named after an American naval hero, USS Oliver Hazard Perry was the lead ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates. She was in service from 1977 to 1997. The class was originally intended as guided missile frigates for general purpose and anti-air convoy escort. They ultimately proved useful as anti-submarine ships when fitted to carry Seahawks, and into the 21st Century as patrol ships.
Based on the Oliver Hazard Perry class, The RAN's Adelaide class frigates operated as long-range escorts, with roles including area air defence, anti-submarine warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance, and interdiction.
1:350 scale plastic model kit. Assembly required - glue and paint not included. Suitable for modellers aged 14 and up.