Full Size Printed Plan Scale 1:192 Length 44" " Prinz Eugen" German heavy cruiserSuitable for radio control
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Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes
No material plans only
Full-Size plan printed on a 46” x 20” Sheet
Four page article with buildings suggestions
Suitable for radio control
Drawn by Brian Richardson
THE Prinz Eugen was the third of the German heavy cruisers to be built. Her reported displacement was stated as 10,000 tons, but it was revealed at the end of the war to be in excess of 19,000.
She was completed in January, 1938, at the Krupp Germania works, Kiel. Together with her new sister shop Bismarck she made a run for the Atlantic, but fortunately for England only the Eugen made it. The Bismarck was destroyed. Eugen returned to Brest and made occasional sorties. In February, 1942, she and the two battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst made the dramatic `channel dash', a well calculated and defiant move on behalf of Hitler, causing great distress in Britain.
At the end of the war she was allotted to America who on receipt used her for atomic bomb tests at the Bikini Islands, so ending the life of a fine and gallant ship.
For a model of 3ft. 8in. long as shown, the displacement is about 91/2 lbs. For a model of 7ft. 4in. the displacement is in the region of 110 lbs. The latter therefore is not very economic, but if made
would look very fine and would give great scope in radio. Dealing with a model as shown the hull would have to be built either of obechi bread and butter or on the glass fibre method. As most are familiar with the former I shall explain the glass fibre.