Hawk Graphics
HMCS Iroquois Photo CD

Reviewed by Sean Hert

The four ships of the Iroquois (pronounced "ear-o-kwah") class of DDG's were originally laid down as Tribal class DDH's in 1969. They were the first ships in the world to be exclusively powered by gas turbines, and the innovative design greatly influenced future vessels around the world. These ships also differed from other similarly sized ships in being designed to carry the Sea King helicopter; a much larger aircraft, allowing independent operations in heavier sea states that smaller helos.

The Tribals were refit in the 1980's with the TRUMP (Tribal Update and Modernization Progam). This program greatly changed the appearance and mission of this ships, insuring their use into the 21st century.

Three of these ships are still in commission, while the fourth (Huron) was sunk as part of a SINKEX called Trident Fury in 2007.

Hawk Graphics has released a photo CD to accompany the release of their 1/350 HMCS Iroquois kit. This CD has over 600 images of TRUMPED Iroquois, Huron and Athabaskan. There are three folders with images of 280 Iroquois II (within Iroquois there is a further breakdown of Aug 07 and May 02 folders), 281 Huron II 1999 and 282 Athabaskan III 2001.


HMCS Iroquois

HMCS Iroquois

HMCS Iroquois

HMCS Athabaskan

HMCS Athabaskan

HMCS Huron

The actual images on the CD are all much higher quality and of larger size. Whether you are building the 1/350 HMCS Iroquois kit, have an interest in the Canadian Navy, or just enjoy good photos of actual working ships, this CD is a great deal and worth picking up.

This is Photo CD #CD02 with a MSRP of $16.00 CDN$.

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