Home > Warships and Ocean Liners > DeAgostini >

German Kriegsmarine Leipzig Class Light Cruiser - DKM Leipzig (1:1250 Scale)
German Kriegsmarine Leipzig Class Light Cruiser - DKM Leipzig

DeAgostini German Kriegsmarine Leipzig Class Light Cruiser - DKM Leipzig

Additional Images. Click to Enlarge

List Price: $24.99
Our Price: $19.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 20 points

Stock Status: (Out of Stock)

Availability: Currently Unavailable
Product Code: DAKS07

Description Extended Information
DeAgostini DAKS07 German Kriegsmarine Leipzig Class Light Cruiser - DKM Leipzig (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

The Leipzig class was a class of two light cruisers of the German Reichsmarine and later Kriegsmarine; the class comprised Leipzig, the lead ship, and Nurnberg, which was built to a slightly modified design. The ships were improvements over the preceding Konigsberg-class cruisers, being slightly larger, with a more efficient arrangement of the main battery and improved armor protection. Leipzig was built between 1928 and 1931, and Nurnberg followed between 1934 and 1935.

Both ships participated in the non-intervention patrols during the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and 1937. After the outbreak of World War II, they were used in a variety of roles, including as minelayers and escort vessels. On December 14th, 1939, both ships were torpedoed by the British submarine HMS Salmon. They were thereafter used in secondary roles, primarily as training ships, for most of the rest of the war. Leipzig provided some gunfire support to German Army troops fighting on the Eastern Front.

Both ships survived the war, though Leipzig was in very poor condition following an accidental collision with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen late in the war. Leipzig was therefore used as a barracks ship before being scuttled in 1946. Nurnberg, however, emerged from the war largely unscathed, and as a result, was seized by the Soviet Navy as war reparations, and commissioned into the Soviet fleet as Admiral Makarov; she continued in Soviet service until the late 1950s, and was broken up for scrap by 1960.

Shown here is a 1:1250 scale replica of the German Kriegsmarine Leipzig class light cruiser, DKM Leipzig. Sold Out!

Length: 7-1/2-inches

Release Date: May 2019

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

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Purchased Items June 7, 2019
Reviewer: John Owens from Pensacola, FL United States  
My items arrived in quick time and were packaged unbreakable. Best service. Thank you.

Was this review helpful to you?

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Warships and Ocean Liners > DeAgostini
Naval Power > World War II: The War at Sea > War in the Atlantic
Release Schedule > Retired and Sold Out > April 2024 Retirees