P755 RN Type 45 Daring Class Destroyer

HMS Daring D32, HMS Dauntless D33, HMS Diamond D34,
HMS Dragon D35, HMS Defender D36, HMS Duncan D37

HMS Daring

HMS Dauntless

HMS Diamond

HMS Dragon

HMS Defender

HMS Duncan

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Length Height Weight Packaging
5.0 in(12.7 cm) 1.35 in (3.45 cm) 46 gm (1.6 oz) Blister Card

These are the Tri-ang Minic Ships models of the Royal Navy's Type 45 Daring Class Destroyers which were commissioned between July 2009 and September 2013.

In a return to historical convention the Royal Navy designated the Type 45’s as the “D” Class and assigned each of the ships a traditional name starting with the letter “D” – HMS Daring D32, HMS Dauntless D33, HMS Diamond D34, HMS Dragon D35, HMS Defender D36 and HMS Duncan D37.

The Type 45’s are primarily air defense destroyers, capable of defending against both aircraft and missile attack, whose mission is “to shield the Fleet from air attack”. Designed to replace the Royal Navy’s venerable Type 42 destroyers (which entered service between 1975 and 1983) – the original plan to order 12 ships as a one for one replacement was, controversially, reduced to a final order for 6 ships due to budget constraints and cost overruns.

With a displacement of 8,500 tons the Daring class are the largest destroyers ever built for the Royal Navy and the first Royal Navy warships constructed to Lloyd’s Register Naval Ship Rules. They are also the first Royal Navy ships to be designed and built with “gender neutral” crew accommodation with six person cabins for junior crew members and individual cubicles instead of communal shower and toilet facilities.

For air defense the ships are equipped with PAAMS (Principal Anti Air Missile System), designated Sea Viper by the Royal Navy, which comprises –

The Sea Viper system can track 2,000+ targets simultaneously while at the same time controlling / guiding up to 16 missiles which can be launched from the Sylver VLS at a rate of 8 missiles in 10 seconds.

The Aster missiles are designed to engage and destroy a wide variety of targets including aircraft, UAVs, supersonic cruise missiles and sea skimming anti-ship missiles - the Aster 15 can engage targets at ranges of between 1.7 and 30+ kilometres and altitudes of up to 13 kilometres (13,000 metres) while the Aster 30 can engage targets at ranges of between 3 and 120 kilometres and altitudes of up to 20 kilometres (20,000 metres).

The Daring Class are also equipped with a 4.5” Mark 8 main gun (for Naval Gunfire Support) and with Oerlikon 30mm anti-aircraft guns and GE Vulcan Phalanx 20mm CIWS for close in defense. In addition the ships are fitted “for but not with” two RGM-84 Harpoon missile launchers and four of the ships are expected to be fitted with Harpoon launchers re-cycled from the Type 22 Batch 3 frigates which were scrapped in 2013.

For anti-submarine warfare the ships operate either an AW101 Merlin or two (2) Westland Lynx helicopters both of which are equipped with dipping sonar and armed with Sting Ray torpedoes. The flight deck is capable of handling aircraft up to the size of the Boeing Chinook.

The Daring Class are fitted with an integrated electric propulsion (IEP) system designed to provide a high quality AC (instead of DC) power supply for all of the ships propulsion and general electrical requirements. Power is supplied by two Rolls Royce WR-21 gas turbines and two Wartsila 12VF200 diesel generators which provide a 4,160 volt high voltage supply that is used to directly power the two Converteam induction motors which each produce 27,000 shp and are capable of driving the ship at speeds in excess of 30 knots with a range of 7,000 nautical miles. The high voltage supply is stepped down to 440 volts / 115 volts for the ships general electrical requirements through the use of transformers.

Tri-ang Minic Ships produces individual models of all six Type 45’s complete with appropriate Pennant Numbers, Flight Deck markings and Deck Codes. The models are marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, the model number P 755, "Royal Navy Modern Edition", and the description "Type 45 Daring Class Destroyer".


Ships in Class: D 32 HMS Daring
D 33 HMS Dauntless
D 34 HMS Diamond
D 35 HMS Dragon
D 36 HMS Defender
D 37 HMS Duncan
Builders: BAE Systems - Surface Ships, Scotstoun
BAE Systems - Surface Ships, Govan
Laid Down: D 32 HMS Daring
D 33 HMS Dauntless
D 34 HMS Diamond
D 35 HMS Dragon
D 36 HMS Defender
D 37 HMS Duncan
28th March 2003
26th August 2004
25th February 2005
19th December 2005
31st July 2006
26th January 2007
Launched: D 32 HMS Daring
D 33 HMS Dauntless
D 34 HMS Diamond
D 35 HMS Dragon
D 36 HMS Defender
D 37 HMS Duncan
1st February 2006
23rd January 2007
27th November 2007
17th November 2008
21st October 2009
11th October 2010
Commissioned: D 32 HMS Daring
D 33 HMS Dauntless
D 34 HMS Diamond
D 35 HMS Dragon
D 36 HMS Defender
D 37 HMS Duncan
23rd July 2009
3rd June 2010
6th May 2011
20th April 2012
21st March 2013
26th September 2013
Displacement: 8,500 tons Full Load
Length (OA): 500 ft ( 152.4 m )
Beam: 69 ft 7 in( 21.2 m )
Draft: 24 ft 3 in (7.4 m )
Propulsion: 2 Rolls Royce WR-21 gas turbines 28,800 shp each,
2 Wartsila 12V200 diesel generators 2,700 shp each
2 Converteam electric motors 27,000 shp each
Maximum Speed: 30+ knots
Armament: 1 x BAE (Vickers) 4.5" Mk 8 main gun forward
2 x 30 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns port / starboard
2 x 20 mm 6 barrel GE Vulcan Phalanx CIWS
2 x 7.62 mm 6 barrel GE M134 Miniguns
1 x 48 Cell Sylver A50 VLS forward
- mix of 48 x Aster 15 / Aster 30 SAMs

Provision for 2 x RGM-84 Harpoon launchers forward
Provision for 12 cell "Strike Length" VLS for Tomahawk Cruise Missiles
Countermeasures: Sea Gnat Missile Decoy System
S2170 Surface Ship Torpedo Defence System active torpedo decoy system
Aircraft: 1 x AW101 Merlin OR
2 x Westland Lynx

Flight Deck can accomodate the Boeing Chinook
Complement: 191
Space for 60 man detachment of Royal Marines
Disposal: All In Service  
(Statistical information from Jane's Fighting Ships 2013 Edition))

HMS Duncan (D37) courtesy of Jeff Stevenson

Further details can be obtained from the following links -
Wikipedia - RN Type 45 Destroyer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_45_destroyer
The Royal Navy Web Site http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Ships/Destroyers/Type-45-Destroyers
The Haze Gray & Underway Web Site http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/europe/uk.htm#3