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German Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst Class Battleship - DKM Scharnhorst (1:1250 Scale)
German Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst Class Battleship - DKM Scharnhorst

DeAgostini German Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst Class Battleship - DKM Scharnhorst

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DeAgostini DAKS02 German Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst Class Battleship - DKM Scharnhorst (1:1250 Scale) "For a captain with a sense of honor," he wrote in his suicide note, "it goes without saying that his personal fate cannot be separated from that of his ship."
- Captain Hans Langsdorff, commander of the Admiral Graf Spee, in his suicide note

Scharnhorst was a German capital ship, alternatively described as a battleship and battlecruiser, of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. She was the lead ship of her class, which included one other ship, Gneisenau. The ship was built at the Kriegsmarinewerft dockyard in Wilhelmshaven; she was laid down on June 15th, 1935, and launched a year and four months later on October 3rd, 1936. Completed in January 1939, the ship was armed with a main battery of nine 28 cm (11 in) C/34 guns in three triple turrets. Plans to replace these weapons with six 38 cm (15 in) SK C/34 guns in twin turrets were never carried out.

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau operated together for much of the early portion of World War II, including sorties into the Atlantic to raid British merchant shipping. During her first operation, Scharnhorst sank the auxiliary cruiser HMS Rawalpindi in a short engagement. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau participated in Operation Weserubung, the German invasion of Norway. During operations off Norway, the two ships engaged the battlecruiser HMS Renown and sank the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious as well as her escort destroyers Acasta and Ardent. In that engagement Scharnhorst achieved one of the longest-range naval gunfire hits in history.

In early 1942, after repeated British bombing raids, the two ships made a daylight dash up the English Channel from occupied France to Germany. In early 1943, Scharnhorst joined the Bismarck-class battleship Tirpitz in Norway to interdict Allied convoys to the Soviet Union. Scharnhorst and several destroyers sortied from Norway to attack a convoy; the Germans were instead intercepted by British naval patrols. During the Battle of the North Cape, the Royal Navy battleship HMS Duke of York and her escorts sank Scharnhorst. Only 36 men were pulled from the icy seas, out of a crew of 1,968.

Shown here is a 1:1250 scale replica of the famed German battleship Scharnhorst. Sold Out!

Length: 7-1/2-inches

Release Date: May 2019

  • Plastic and diecast metal construction
  • Turrets rotate
  • Comes with a display stand
  • Comes with German language magazine

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4 of 5 Scharnhorst April 20, 2022
Reviewer: Joseph Rupert from Mingo Junction, OH United States  
Very nice ship

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