Plastic Model Kits
Plastic Model Boat Kits
Tamiya 77518 German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst
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1/700 plastic kit of the German Battleship Scharnhorst which was commissioned in 1939. Known in Germany as the "Lucky Scharnhorst" she was of great national pride described as one of the most beautiful wrships mever built. Her luck ran out when the British codebreakers were alerted to her intentions to attack an Arctic convoy and sent extra cover including HMS Duke of York. On the 26th December 1943 she was sunk by the British convoy escorts after a reported total of 55 torpedoes and 2,195 shells had been fired at the Scharnhorst. 36 men out of a complement of 1968 were rescued.