Airfix launches new model on HMS Dauntless

Type 45 Destroyer hits shelves; launches on board actual ship docked in Portsmouth.
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Airfix has launched the new Royal Navy Type 45 HMS Daring model on board sister ship HMS Dauntless.

The famous model kit brand - owned by Hornby Hobbies - has worked with the Royal Navy to design the new product. It launched on HMS Dauntless while the ship was in Portsmouth. 

HMS Daring is the first of the Navy’s six £1 billion Type 45 destroyers and she was the first of class to deploy. 

The new Airfix product is available in stores from this weekend (December 15th and 16th). It will retail at £59.99, includes 203 pieces, paints, glue and brushes, and is for kids aged eight and over.

Darrell Burge, Marketing Manager for Airfix, said: "Working alongside the Royal Navy is always a great pleasure, and here with their co-operation we have created a fantastic model that will be desired by our many Airfix fans, and indeed those who are interested in anything the modern Royal Navy has in its fleet.

"Not only have we had the opportunity to develop a super accurate model, we’ve also worked closely with them to produce a superb booklet detailing the crew’s duties whilst onboard." 

Commander Adrian Fryer, HMS Dauntless' Commanding Officer, added: "It's really nice to have been given one of these models for Dauntless. Hopefully the models will help spread the word about the capability of our Type 45 destroyers. 

"As a kid I used to enjoy my Airfix models so this is great. I'm looking forward to when my son grows up and can make things like this himself."

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