The HMS Hermes was the first aircraft carrier built as such from the keel up. In spite of her huge island, the Hermes was a rather small carrier with a small aircraft complement. She was caught and sunk near Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by Japanese carrier aircraft during the Japanese carrier raid into the Indian Ocean in spring 1942. Peter Fulgoney built this H-P Models 1:700 scale kit of HMS Hermes and obviously added a lot to it.

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