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Hello,

for a Falklands War project I intend to build HMS Antelope (F170) by using the Airfix HMS Amazon kit. Research showed that available photos in the internet are mostly of poor quality and are not helpful to identify details. According to my sources HMS Antelope was the only Amazon class vessel that did not have been refitted with exocet missiles.  The available poor quality photos seem to confirm this and it seems that in front of the bridge Corvus  Launchers were installed. Can somebody confirm this ? Does somebody know of  books that include good quality  photos of HMS Antelope? Are there any reasons not to use the Amazon kit? Any information will be appreciated.

Cheers Lemmy 

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Thank you. for your response. I know this photo and it is one of better quality. This is the photo that seems to confirm that no Exocet was installed.

 

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If I recall correctly, only 5 of the Type 21s had Exocet fitted initially, Antelope was one of the 3 that did not have it in 82

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Here is a Paul Beaver Airfix Magazine article from 1975 which updates the HMS Amazon kit to show her once in service. It shows her before the Exocets were installed and has the Corvus launchers in front of the bridge. It will help to model HMS Antelope which as you know never had Exocets.

 

https://www.davecov.org/modelling/reference/airfixmagazinearticles/warships/pdfs/October_1975_HMS_Amazon_Detailing.pdf

 

Dave

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Many thanks to all of you and especially davecov for the link. This will help a lot. 

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This might also help - taken onboard Ambuscade in 1979.  I am intending to start a build of the Airfix kit as Ambuscade in 1982 for the Falklands 40th GB in the next week or so which you might also find useful. 

 

 

If you haven't already got one, I would strongly recommend the Atlantic models photo etch set https://www.atlanticmodels.net/onewebmedia/Instructions Files/Amazon600.pdfspacer.png

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@ Francis: I ordered the PE´s last friday. Nevertheless, thanks for the hint and the photo.

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On 14/05/2022 at 19:17, Whitewolf said:

If I recall correctly, only 5 of the Type 21s had Exocet fitted initially, Antelope was one of the 3 that did not have it in 82

Correct.  The first 3 entered service before the UK's order of MM38 was delivered by Aerospatiale with the intention of retrofitting when available but ANTELOPE never had her chance.  In the end they were fitted to hulls 4-8 first before AMAZON and AMBUSCADE got theirs IIRC.

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