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Dragon 1/350 scale DKM Scharnhorst 1943

The ship can be built as a waterline model or with a full hull including nicely rendered screws and rudders. The rest of the ship is crammed full of plastic and photoetched-metal details.

By Bruno Schielzeth
Published: December 3, 2010
Commissioned in 1939, DKM Scharnhorst and her sister ship, Gneisenau, were an unusual combination of speed, heavy armor, and small main guns; they were battleship-sized and could make 33 knots, but main armament was nine 283mm (11") guns. Although Scharnhorst was considered a lucky ship by her crew, she met her end on December 26, 1943, in the Battle of North Cape against the British Royal Navy battleship HMS Duke of York and cruisers HMS Belfast, Norfolk, Jamaica, and Sheffield. Only 36 from a crew of 1,968 survived as the Scharnhorst fought to the very end and sank with her propellers still turning.

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