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Trumpeter 1/350 German Navy Aircraft Carrier DKM Graf Zeppelin Kit 05627
Length: 750mm  
Beam: 90mm
Number of Parts 840+
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included).
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Part of the Kriegmarine's plan to have a navy to match that of Great Britain, the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin was laid down on December 28, 1936 in the Deutsche Werke yard in Kiel. Control of the project was disputed between the Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe and construction was slow. After the outbreak of World War II, the project was abandoned in May 1940 with the ship 85% complete, parly as a result of Hitler's decision to concentrate on development of submarines, and the chance to have a carrier at sea with the Tirpitz or Bismark was gone.   

Astonishingly still afloat in April, 1945 an attempt was made to spirit the hull away from the advancing Soviets but it fell into their hands and while there is speculation over its fate it was either sunk by mine damage or broken up. An interesting look at what it might have been!

 

Item No     05627
Item Name     German Navy Aircraft Carrier DKM Graf Zeppelin
Bar Code     9580208056272
Scale     1:350
Item Type     Plastic Model Warship Kit
Model Brief     Length: 750mm   Beam: 90mm
Total Parts     840+
Metal Parts     anchor chain
Photo Etched Parts     5 pcs for ship , 20 pcs for aircraft
Film Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Total Sprues     32 sprues , hull and stand
Released Date     2016-12
More Features     -hull split into two parts
- Detailed flight deck and hangar deck
-Extensive photo-etched details included
-Aircraft Wing includes:
   AR-195 , Bf-109 , Ju-87 ,  Fi-167
-Complete ship and aircraft decal sets


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