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Scharnhorst Class Battleships
Model featured: KMS Scharnhorst
- circa February 1942 "Operation Cerebus" or "The Channel Dash" 

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Mahogany wood base, real brass pedestals and descriptive plate enhance this elegant historical model

Model photographed is the small 27" size
 which has very fine detailing with many rotating turrets.




 Model built with real strip planking on deck.

Any Scharnhorst Class battleship, custom
Scharnhorst or Gneisenau

Scale 1:350 / 27"
Price: $1899

1/3 deposit $633

Scale 1:280 / 33"
Price: $2199

1/3 deposit $733

Scale 1:240 / 39"
Price: $2385

1/3 deposit $795

We'll contact you for details after ordering.


Prices include free world-wide shipping

Fully assembled museum quality wooden desk-top display models custom built as to your designated circa including flagging and personalized brass plate.


Both ships of the Scharnhorst Class were laid down at two different shipyards in Germany on February 14, 1934. KMS Gneisenau was commissioned first on May 21st, 1938 and KMS Scharnhorst was commissioned January 7th, 1939. They were poor sea boats, and had to be rebuilt with new "Atlantic bows" almost immediately.

In June 1940 both battleships participated in "Operation Juno" and helped sink the Royal Navy aircraft carrier Glorious and two destroyers, but Scharnhorst was torpedoed by the destroyer HMS Acasta and withdrew to Trondheim for emergency repairs, and then Kiel.

Gneisenau was also torpedoed - on the way home by SS Clyde - and went to Trondheim in Norway for emergency repairs before returning to Kiel for refit in July 1940.

In April 1941 she was torpedoed again and then bombed at Brest, which necessitated repairs until January 1942.

The next month - during "Operation Cerberus" - she hit a mine and returned to Kiel for more repairs, but was bombed in the dock by the RAF resulting in her forecastle being burnt out.

A major reconstruction was planned but never completed and she was decommissioned July 1942, and scuttled as a block ship at Gotenhafen in March 1945.

Scharnhorst's career was even shorter, being damaged by two mines during "Operation Cerberus" in February 1942 - which required return to Kiel for repairs.

On the following operation "Ostfront"  in the North Atlantic during late December 1943, Scharnhorst was sunk off the North Cape by gunfire and torpedo hits from a Royal Navy task force. Only 36 men from her crew of 1,968 survived.

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau specifications

Length

As built 753' 9"; refitted 770' 7"
Beam   98 ft 6 in
Displacement 31,552 tons; 38,900 tons fully loaded
Power Plant Krupps steam turbines
Screws / SHP 3 screws; 160,000 SHP
Speed 31.5 knots
Range 7,100 nm at 19 kts
Armament 3 triple 11", 4 twin 5.9", 7 twin 4.1",
8 twin 37mm, 2 single 20mm,
2 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft 3 Arado Ar-196A-3 float planes
Crew 1,968


Detailed museum quality models of German battleships custom built and hand crafted from Philippine mahogany wood.
These fully assembled desk-top display models are museum quality replicas of the authentic fighting ships which are world prized as collectables or gifts.
Every ship model is meticulously researched in the initial construction phase to fit your chosen circa and lovingly handcrafted to become a timeless work of art.

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