Edinburgh Easter Egg – Pile of Gold

Contained within the hull texture file of the HMS Edinburgh, a Pile of Gold can be seen, only visible in the texture file, as it does not appear to be visible on the model at all.

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This is just one of about a half dozen Easter Egg’s I am personally aware of. If you are unfamiliar as to why there is this Easter Egg on this particular ship, when the HMS Edinburgh was sunk by U-456 in April of 1942, at the time, she was transporting 4,570kg of gold. With a value of  £1.5 million sterling in 1942, (adjusted for inflation to 2016 currency, £63,047,983 EUR, or if you’r american $70,807,298 USD) as a payment by the USSR for war supplies.

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