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Tirpitz - Battleship

Part No.: AN3600/03
Scale: 1:200
Length: 1255mm
Beam: 180mm

The model was designed to a scale of 1:200.
The kit contains the finished plastic hull which substantially shortens the construction time.

The kit contains:
Detailed manual with building scheme in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian, plastic hull, additional plan for completion of the plastic hull, deck, rudder, wood and cardboard sections, propellers with shafts and tubes.
The kit is supplied complete with detailed fitting set which features portholes, anchors, anchor cables, headlights, flag-pole, hawse pipes, anchor capstans, life-boats, traffic boats, anti-aircraft artillery, triple turrets, double gun-carriage, torpedo tubes, rangefinder, Arado 196, masts (brass tubes, steel-wire), railings, cranes, etc.

Tirpitz was the second of two German Bismarck-class battleships . She was laid down at the Kriegsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven in November 1936 and completed by February 1941.
Tirpitz, as her sister ship Bismarck, was armed with a main battery of eight 15- inch guns in four twin turrets. Tirpitz was 2000 tonnes heavier than Bismarck due to wartime modifications, making her the heaviest battleship ever built by a European navy.
The only time Tirpitz used her main battery in an offensive role was when she, along with the battleship Scharnhorst, bombarded Allied positions on Spitzbergen, in September 1943.
An attack by British mini-submarines and subsequent series of large-scale air raids caused damage to Tirpitz shortly after the bombardment on Spitzbergen.
On 12 November 1944, British Lancaster bombers equipped with 12,000-pound (5,400 kg) "Tallboy" bombs made two direct hits to Tirpitz, causing the ship to capsize rapidly. A deck fire spread to the ammunition magazine for one of the main battery turrets, which caused a large explosion.
The wreck of Tirpitz remained in place off Håkøya Island outside Tromsø until after the war, when a joint German-Norwegian company began salvage operations.