Click to enlarge

Escorteurs Rapides E 52

To correct the layout error observed on the „E 50“ type „Le Corse” fast escorters, the following units, known as „E 52” type, adopted a reverse configuration of the armaments which nevertheless remain the same, this being: three double mounts of 57 mm/60 remote-controlled ACAD 1951 model under turrets, two 20 mm Oerlikon, four triple mount torpedo tubes of 550 mm and a Bofors Mle 54 sextuple rocket launcher of 375 mm. The torpedo launcher mounts were now on the main deck behind the funnel and the rocket launcher was placed before the double mounting of 57 mm in front. A DRBV 22A combined standby radar replaced the DRBV 20A of previous units. The units, ordered in 1952 (known as E 5 to E 11) would benefit from „off-shore“ funding like the DE 1007, DE 1008, DE 1009, DE 1010, DE 1011, DE 1012 and DE 1013 according to the nomenclature of the US Navy.

Sorry, this item is not in stock.

Because it's important to us!

At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

Model Kits Collection Historique Plastic War Ships Shipping France Navy Military 20th Century

More from category 20th Century