Trumpeter 05317 1/350 German Cruiser Admiral Hipper 1941


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Admiral Hipper was launched on February 6th, 1937 and commissioned in April 29th, 1939. She was the lead ship of the Admiral Hipper class heavy cruisers. She took part in the German invasion of Norway. Then she broke out undetected into the Atlantic and operated as a merchant raider, based at Brest, France. She returned to Kiel via the Denmark Strait, arriving on February 28th, 1941. Modifications were made to increase fuel storage and hence her cruising range. On New Year’s Eve 1942, she took part in the German attack on convoy JW-51B, where she sunk a minesweeper and a destroyer. At last, the German attack was repelled and Admiral Hipper was damaged. She returned to Wilhelmshaven, where she was decommissioned. Admiral Hipper was not ready for service until January 1945, when she was used, partly repaired, to evacuate refugees and wounded troops from the Eastern Front. Admiral Hipper was scuttled in dock at Kiel Deutsche Werke yards on 2 May 1945.
Item No 05317
Item Name German Pocket Battleship (Panzer Schiff) Admiral Graf Spee
Bar Code 9580208053165
Scale 1:350
Item Type Static Warship
Model Brief Length: 531.43mm Beam: 61.55mm
Total Parts 402pcs
Metal Parts n/a
Photo Etched Parts 2PCS
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 14 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, water line plate, deck, and stand
Paint Schemes German Pocket Battleship (Panzer Schiff) Admiral Graf Spee in 1939

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