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Boxed ©1977 German Navy Battleship D.K.M. Bismarck Monogram Model Kit
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Boxed ©1977 German Navy Battleship D.K.M. Bismarck Monogram Model Kit
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The pictures below show larger views of this Boxed ©1977 German Navy Battleship D.K.M. Bismarck Monogram Model Kit. This model comes complete with instructions and decal sheet. This is a plastic scale model kit by Monogram. It is #3008. It has a 16'' one piece detailed hull. Each side of the box lid pictures colorful images of the German war ship. The kit is opened but appears to be complete. To judge the sizes the box measures about 17-1/4'' x 5-1/2'' x 2-1/4''. It appears to be in excellent condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some Historical information about the D.K.M. Bismarck battleship:

German battleship Bismarck
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History
Nazi Germany
Name: Bismarck
Namesake: Otto von Bismarck
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Laid down: 1 July 1936
Launched: 14 February 1939
Commissioned: 24 August 1940
Fate: Scuttled following incapacitating battle damage, 27 May 1941 in the North Atlantic Ocean
General characteristics
Class and type: Bismarck class battleship
Displacement: 41,700 t (41,000 long tons) standard, 50,300 t (49,500 long tons) full load
Length: 241.6 m (792 feet 8 inches) waterline, 251 m (823 feet 6 inches) overall
Beam: 36 m (118 feet 1 inch)
Draft: 9.3 m (30 feet 6 inches) standard
Propulsion: 12 Wagner superheated boilers; 3 geared turbines; 3 three blade screws, 148,116 shp (110,450 kW)
Speed: 30.01 knots (55.58 km/h; 34.53 mph) during trials
Range: 8,870 nmi (16,430 km; 10,210 mi) at 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement: 103 officers, 1,962 enlisted men
Sensors and processing systems: FuMO 23
Armament: 8 - 38 cm (15 inch) SK C/34 (4 × 2), 12 - 15 cm (5.9 inch) SK C/28 (6 × 2), 16 - 10.5 cm (4.1 inch) SK C/33 (8 × 2), 16 × 3.7 cm (1.5 inch) SK C/30 (8 × 2), 12 - 2 cm (0.79 inch) FlaK 30 (12 × 1)
Armour: Belt: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Turrets: 360 mm (14 inches)
Main deck: 100 to 120 mm (3.9 to 4.7 inches)
Aircraft carried: 4 Arado Ar 196 floatplanes
Aviation facilities: 1 double ended catapult

The Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck class battleships built for Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg in July 1936 and launched in February 1939. Work was completed in August 1940, when she was commissioned into the German fleet. Bismarck and her sister ship Tirpitz were the largest battleships ever built by Germany, and two of the largest built by any European power.

In the course of the warship’s eight month career under its sole commanding officer, Captain Ernst Lindemann, Bismarck conducted only one offensive operation, lasting 8 days in May 1941, codenamed Rheinübung. The ship, along with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, was to break into the Atlantic Ocean and raid Allied shipping from North America to Great Britain. The two ships were detected several times off Scandinavia, and British naval units were deployed to block their route. At the Battle of the Denmark Strait, the battlecruiser HMS Hood initially engaged Prinz Eugen, probably by mistake, while HMS Prince of Wales engaged Bismarck. In the ensuing battle Hood was destroyed by the combined fire of Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, which then damaged Prince of Wales and forced her retreat. Bismarck suffered sufficient damage from three hits to force an end to the raiding mission.

The destruction of Hood spurred a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy involving dozens of warships. Two days later, heading for occupied France to effect repairs, Bismarck was attacked by 16 obsolescent Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; one scored a hit that rendered the battleship’s steering gear inoperable. In her final battle the following morning, the already crippled Bismarck was severely damaged during a sustained engagement with two British battleships and two heavy cruisers, was scuttled by her crew, and sank with heavy loss of life. Most experts agree that the battle damage would have caused her to sink eventually. The wreck was located in June 1989 by Robert Ballard, and has since been further surveyed by several other expeditions.

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Boxed ©1977 German Navy Battleship D.K.M. Bismarck Monogram Model Kit Boxed ©1977 German Navy Battleship D.K.M. Bismarck Monogram Model Kit Boxed ©1977 German Navy Battleship D.K.M. Bismarck Monogram Model Kit Boxed ©1977 German Navy Battleship D.K.M. Bismarck Monogram Model Kit


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