BISMARK 1:200 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY
  • BISMARK 1:200 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY

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    An outstanding piece of work creating a combination of wood, plastic and extensive photoetched detail. The model includes a motorised capability with twin torpedo 500 motors and the associated RC control elements to both rudders and forward turret. expertly incorporated into this execptionaly fine and professionaly built example of the infamous Battleship.
     
    Included with the model will be the transportation case, balanced and wheeled, with superb protection of the model throughout. Completed in 2015 , the model is as it was at completion and only tested successfully afloat, never used since, and has all the characteristics of a full display scale model only enhanced with an inclusion of a modern display case (not displayed).
     
    Overwview of the opperational Record (from Wikidpedia, the free encyclopaeia) Bismark was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi, Germany's Kreiegsmarine. Named Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck , the ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg  in July 1936 and launched in February 1939. work was completed in August 1940, when she was commissioned into the German fleet. Bismarck and her sister ship Tirpitz were the largest battleships ever built by Germany, and two of the largest built by any European power. 
     
    During the warships eight-month career under its sole commanding officer, Captain Ernst Linderman, Bismarck conducted only one offensive operation, lasting 8 days in May 1941, codenamed Rheinmubung. The ship, along with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, was to break into the Antartic Ocean and raid allied shipping from North America to Great Britain. The two ships were detected several times off Scandinavia, and British naval units were deployed to block their route. At the Battle of Denmark Strait, the battle cruiser HMS Hood Initially engaged Priz Eugen, probobly by mistake, while HMS Prince of Wales engaged Bismarck. In the ensuing battle Hood was destroyed by the combined fire of Bismarck and Prince Eugen, which then damaged Prince of Wales and forced her retreat, Bismarck suffered sufficient damage from three hits to force an end to the raiding mission.
     
    The destruction of Hood spurred a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy involving dozens of warships. Two days later, heading for occupied France to effect repairs, Bismarck was attacked by 16 Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bomers from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, one scored a hit  that rendered the battlaship's steering gear inoperable. In her final battle the following morning, the already-crippled Bismarck was engaged by two British battleships and two hevy cruisers, and sustained incapacitating damage and heavy loss of life. The ship was scuttled to prevent her being boarded by the British.
     
    The standard crew numbered 103 Officers and 1,962 enlisted men.

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