Digital full size plans on Cd Scale 1:350 German warship SCHARNHORSTSuitable for Radio Control or Display
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Digital full size plans on Cd
Not a printed plan and no material supplied
A simple model of a famous German warship
Digital Full-Size Plan prints on Two 38” x 28” Sheets
Digital Five page article Building Notes, Photos
Digital Files are TIFF, JPEG and PDF
Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………………ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
Suitable for Radio Control or Display
WITH the Admiral Graf Spee and her two sister ships 'built, the Germans planned two larger ships of 26,000 tons displacement and an overall length of 772.5 ft. They designated them Battleships, but they were really Battle-Cruisers, due to their high speed and relatively light armament. The turrets were, in fact, identical with those of Graf Spee, the new ships carrying three such turrets instead of two in Graf Spee.
These two larger ships were launched late in 1936 at Wilhelmsbaven Scharnhorst and Kiel Gneisenau and completed at the junction of 1938-39. For much of the early war they operated together and in the Norwegian campaign they sank the aircraft carrier Glorious and her escort of two destroyers. After being bombed continuously for months in Brest harbour, both escaped up-Channel between February 11th and 13th, 1942 and received damage from mines.
From here onwards Scharnhorst was on her own as Gneisenau faded out of the war altogether. Transferred to Norway, Scharnhorst was a continuous menace to the Russian convoys until Christmas 1943. Ordered to sail north on Christmas Eve 1943, she Was working round one of our convoys in filthy weather when the C-in-C. Home Fleet, Sir Bruce Fraser, got between her and Norway with the battleship Duke of York and cruisers and destroyers,
On December 26th battle was joined and an early shot carried away the German's radar. Unable to see in the mist, she turned to run, but was slowed down by destroyer attack, crippled by Duke of York and torpedoed by the cruisers till she sank. Only 36 sailors survived the sea and the cold.
Right up to the time she was sunk in the Battle of North Cape, Scharnhorst was a "happy" ship, popular with all her company; she had 'splendid lines and makes an. ideal subject for a model.