Airfix A50120 Sink the Bismarck! 1:1200 Scale Waterline Plastic Model Kit
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- 1:1200 scale plastic scale model kit
- Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately
- Skill level: 2 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
- Dimensions: length: 209/219/177/200/158/95.8mm x width: 30/26.5/18/24/17.3/9.3mm
- Number of parts: 276
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Bismarck took part in only one operation during her brief career. She and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen left Gotenhafen on the morning of 19 May 1941 for Operation Rheinübung, during which she was to have attempted to intercept and destroy convoys in transit between North America and Great Britain. When Bismarck and Prinz Eugen attempted to break out into the Atlantic, the two ships were discovered by the Royal Navy and brought to battle in the Denmark Strait. During the short engagement, the British battlecruiser HMS Hood, flagship of the Home Fleet and pride of the Royal Navy, was sunk after several minutes of firing. In response, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the order to "Sink the Bismarck", spurring a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy. Two days later, with Bismarck almost in reach of safer waters, Fleet Air Arm Swordfish biplanes launched from the carrier HMS Ark Royal torpedoed the ship and jammed her rudder, allowing heavy British units to catch up with her. In the ensuing battle on the morning of 27 May 1941, Bismarck was heavily attacked for almost two hours before sinking.
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This is a 5 star set, if you buy it at the correct price. There are several online model stores still selling this set for £20 plus postage, so there is no need to be extorted... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Prof TBun
Please to see these additional models in 1/1200 scale, complement to my collection of world war two ships, would like to see more destroyers and smaller ships.Published on 21 Sept. 2013 by Bob Pipperex
description was accurate but abit smaller than i thought it would be but thats just my fault and everything was there with quick deliveryPublished on 22 Jan. 2013 by rabidchiwowa