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Axis & Allies War at Sea - HMAS Arunta

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General Type Ship
Unit Type Destroyer
Cost 7
Set Task Force
Manufacturer Hasbro
Country Australia (Details)
Available 1942
Set ID 1
Rarity C
Class Name Tribal
Armor 2
Vital 7
Hull Points 2
Speed 139
Primary 6/5/5/0
Torpedoes 1/1/1/0
AA 5/0/-/-
ASW 5/-/-/-
Special Ability Close Escort
Special Ability Sub Hunter
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Class/Manufacturer History: The Tribal class, or Afridi class, were a class of destroyers built for the Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Australian Navy that saw service in World War II. Originally conceived as a failed design for a light fleet cruiser the Tribals evolved into fast, powerful destroyers, with greater emphasis on guns over torpedoes than previous destroyers, in response to new designs by Japan, Italy, and Germany. The Tribals were well admired by their crews and the public when they were in service due to their power, often becoming symbols of prestige while in service.

As some of the Royal Navy's most modern and powerful escort ships, the Tribal class served with distinction in nearly all theatres of World War II. Only a handful of Royal Navy Tribals survived the war, all of which were subsequently scrapped from hard use, while Commonwealth Tribals continued to serve into the Cold War, serving with distinction in the Korean War. Only one Tribal survives to this day: HMCS Haida, which is now a museum ship in Hamilton Harbour, Ontario, Canada.

History: Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.


Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2015-06-01 19:13:19

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