German Battleship Bismarck (1:350 Scale)

Revell 05040
Scale: 1:350 Scale
GM Part Number: RL05040
German Battleship Bismarck (1:350 Scale)
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The "Bismarck", at 42,343 tons was, for her time, the largest and most up-to-date battleship in the world (next to the "Hood"). On 24th May 1941, in a sea battle, together with the heavy cruiser "Prinz Eugen", at the pack ice frontier of Greenland, with a direct hit by the 5th salvo from her 380mm guns she sank the largest British battle cruiser the "Hood".

Launched on 14th February 1940 at the Blohm & Voss shipyard, Hamburg, together with the similar "Tirpitz" she was the most up-to-date and prestigious ship of the German navy. With a length of 251m the top of the mast stood 52m above the surface of the sea.

She was protected by a total of 17,450 tonnes of steel armour plating. The newly designed heavy artillery fired 800kg projectiles up to a range of 34.2km and were capable of penetrating 350mm armour at 21 km. Although the "Prinz Eugen" suffered no direct hits in the battle of 24th May, the "Bismarck", which was damaged in the bow, made for a French harbour.

In the subsequent pursuit by British ships and aircraft, on 27th May 1941 a torpedo hit the rudder and after being hit by the superior numbers of the Home Fleet she was disabled and sunk in the Atlantic about 800km off the French coast. Of the 2,092 men on board, 115 survived.

  • Detailed main deck with planking
  • 4 detailed 380 mm gun turrets with individually movable barrels
  • 10 lifeboats of different types
  • 2 Arado 196 sea planes with glass canopy
  • Display stand

Authentic decals for the following version.

  • Testing phase Baltic Sea, autumn of 1940 and May of 1941

This kit is produced in grey plastic so will need painting to complete.

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Age recommendation14+
Number of parts659



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