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HMS Sheffield, (D80)

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"Crew-mate Christer Johansson (ROY) shares a gallery of images of one of his latest, Type 42 guided Missile Destroyer, HMS Sheffield (D80), in this MSW "On Display"! "

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Name: HMS Sheffield
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vickers
Laid down: 15 January 1970
Launched: 10 June 1971
Commissioned: 16 February 1975
Motto: Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit, "With God's help our labour is successful"
Fate: Sunk on 10 May 1982 after Argentine air attack on 4 May 1982 during Falklands War

General characteristics
Class and type: Type 42 destroyer
Displacement: 4,820 tons
Length: 125 m (410 ft)
Beam: 14.3 m (47 ft)
Draught: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Propulsion: 4 Rolls-Royce (2 Olympus TM3B and 2 Tyne) producing 36 MW COGOG (Combined Gas or Gas) arrangement driving through a double-reduction, dual tandem, articulated, locked-train gearing system, inputs by Synchronous, Self-Shifting Clutches
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement: 287
Armament: 2 Sea Dart Surface-to-air missile launcher, 1 4.5 inch (114 mm) Mk.8 gun
Aircraft carried: Lynx HAS1

HMS Sheffield (D80) was the second Royal Navy ship to bear the name Sheffield, after the city of Sheffield in Yorkshire. She was a Type 42 Guided Missile Destroyer laid down by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 January 1970, launched on 10 June 1971 and commissioned on 16 February 1975.

The ship was part of the Task Force sent to the Falkland Islands during the Falklands War. She was struck by an anti-ship missile from a warplane belonging to the Argentine Navy on 4 May 1982 and finally foundered on the 10 May 1982.

Base Model Kit-Dragon Models Limited, 1/700 scale, HMS Sheffield 25th Anniversary of Falklands War ~ Premium Edition, OOB

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About the Author

About Christer (Roy)

Hello, fellow modellers. This is just my hobby!


Hey Christer! Another fine job here! I am sorry but the only thing missing is a Southern Atlantic scene for it! (Not that this presentation isn't good - but I always find these 1/700 ships more suitable for a scene display than mounted full hull - just a question of personal taste!!!) Keep up showing us your good ship models! Rui
AUG 25, 2008 - 07:34 AM
Very nice job Christer. These things are so SMALL!
AUG 25, 2008 - 10:00 AM
very nicely done! thanks for sharing....
AUG 25, 2008 - 11:54 AM
Thanks guys! I fully agree with Skipper that a the scene might be more enhanced with some "water". My only "defence" for not letting this happen is simple, I just didn't have the patience for full filling this. The HMS Sheffield was built during my summer vacation with a parallell boat ship project. Some of you have already seen the other project with IJN Kumano and IJN Ayanami. This project included some water inbetween them. As I see it, the HMS Sheffield is purely a "summer bonus" for me. But Skipper has a point in his feedback. I promise more "water effects" next time. A ship derserve water. /Christer
AUG 25, 2008 - 05:46 PM
Hi Christer! You don't need to defend yourself of nothing! The model is good! And it would be interesting to see both HMS Liverpool and the Sheffield together and spot the differences. What I mentioned was on a personal taste level Keep up, Rui
AUG 26, 2008 - 03:02 AM
Beautiful work Christer. Kenny
AUG 26, 2008 - 03:22 PM
Hi Christer beautifull job on such a small scale
AUG 30, 2008 - 06:55 AM