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Hi all,


I have the Tamiya HMAS Vampire kit, which I think depicts her during the mid-late 1930safter transfer to the RAN. I am interested in building it to depict her in a late WWI fit (she was commissioned in 1917). Does anyone have any idea what modifications would be necessary to backdate the kit to represent Vampire (or any other of the V-Class leader of 1917/1918)?





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In his book "V & W class Destroyer" (1971) Anthony Preston has the following notes re HMS Vampire:


October 1916 whilst building Vampire's armament was increased to two x triple torpedo tubes to match current German destroyer design


October 1916 - Vampire and all other new leaders - a high-angle 3-inch gun to replace two 2-pounder pom-poms.



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