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Heller Ships 1/400 Scharnhorst German Battleship Kit

Heller Ships 1/400 Scharnhorst German Battleship Kit

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The Scharnhorst was commissioned from the Wilhelmshaven shipyard on Jan. 25, 1934, to replace the Elsass. Initially designed to weigh 18,000 tons, it was increased to 20,000 tons and finally, 31,800 tons. It was brought into service on Jan. 7,1939. The naval career of the Scharnhorst, frequently conducted together with the Gneisenau, started under the command of Captain Ziliax and Captain Hoffmann.
She participated in several battles in the North Atlantic where on Nov. 28, 1939 she sank the British cruiser the Rawalpindi. She took part in the Wese operation parallel with the battle of Narvik in Norway during April 1940. In June 1940 she fought the British convoy in operation Juno. The British aircraft carrier Glorious was sunk, together with two destroyers. In the same month of June 1940, hit by aircraft from Ark Royal, Scharnhorst retreated to Kiel.
She later took part in the war waged on troop and cargo convoys in the North Atlantic where she sank many merchant ships. During a stopover in Brest she was seriously damaged by RAF bombers on July 24, 1941. She tried to regain the North Sea in February 1942, during operation Cerbus, conducted with the Gneisenau and the Prinz-Eugen.
In December 1943, under the command of Captain Hinzte en route to Norway, she was sunk by the British fleet after a heroic fight.
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