1/700 French Aquitaine FREDA Class Frigate (Air Defence)
The Aquitaine class multi-mission frigate is at the cutting edge of France's Marine Nationale. One Anti Submarine Warfare variant (FREMM) is currently in service, and an Air Defence variant (FREDA) is currently in development. The vessels share many similar systems with the Italian Navy's Bergamini class FREMM frigates, although it differs in some key electronic and weapon systems as well as a signifcantly different sillouette. The two variants of the Aquitaine Class will form the backbone of the French Navy's future frigate fleet. To date, it is expected that the slightly older La Fayette Class will be reaching the end of its service life as the last of the new FREMM/FREDA frigates enters service.
This model represents the FREDA Air Defence variant. The kit features a resin hull and fittings frame, and is accompanied by a fret of highly detailed etched brass parts and turned brass barrels. The kit also includes two NH90 helicopters with etched brass details. To finish the model, decals are provided which cover all planned vessel pennant numbers in the class. The finished model measures approximately 202.8mm.
Product Weight: 0.2kg