Some interesting suggestions for ship in 1/350, what Airfix need is some thing which will sell lots off, that why they could look at a WWII emergancy war destoryer. WHY?
1 there were loads off them,
2 there were lots of classes (i know people who make 1 of each class
3 they went to foriegn navys eg India, packestain eygpt israle norway + more not listed
4 the latter c/ca/cs class were the same only differances being radar and mast fits
5 HMS Cavalier is still afloat (could sell the kit in the ships shop)
6 theres one to measure and walk on theres plenty of weapons around diff yards to scan
All that would make it a good bet for Airfix to do. BUT AIRFIX the clue is in the NAME, btw have you seen the Subs from east europe mikro mir RN R class ssn, K class WW1 , M1 1920, M2 to come , M3 to come, HOLLAND1 all 1/350 so there is some hope