The Bismarck was at its time with 42.343 t the (next to the Hood) largest and most modern battleship in the world. On May 24, 1941, she sank in a naval battle with the heavy cruiser Prince Eugen on the pack ice border off Greenland with the 5th salvo of her 38-inch guns, the largest British battlecruiser, the Hood, by a direct hit. Launched on February 14, 1940, at Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, she was together with the identical Tirpitz the most modern ship and the prestige object of the German Navy. At 251 m, the mast top reached 52 m above the water surface. In total, 17,450 tons of steel were used as armor protection. The newly constructed heavy artillery fired projectiles 800 kg heavy up to a distance of 34.2 km, with a 350 -mm armor could be penetrated to 21 km. While the Prinz Eugen received no-hit in the battle on May 24, the Bismarck, damaged at the bow, headed for a French port. In the subsequent pursuit by British ships and aircraft, the ship was shot after a torpedo hit in the helm on 27 May 1941 by numerically superior forces of Home Fleet incapacitated and sank in the Atlantic about 800 km from the French coast. Of 2,092 men on board survived 115. In May 1941, Home Fleet was outclassed by numerically superior forces and sank in the Atlantic Ocean some 800 km off the French coast. Of 2,092 men on board survived 115. In May 1941, Home Fleet was outclassed by numerically superior forces and sank in the Atlantic Ocean some 800 km off the French coast. Of 2,092 men on board survived 115.
- NEW kit - very detailed
- Display stand - camouflage instructions and decals for two use periods: testing phase Baltic Sea, autumn of 1940 and May of 1941