The Prinz Eugen (fourth warship to wear that name) was the third and last heavy cruiser commissioned by the Kriegsmarine.
She became famous on her first war mission in May 1941, during the Atlantic sortie with the Bismarck in which the Hood was sunk and the Prince of Wales damaged.
In February 1942, after a period spent in Brest, the Prinz Eugen together with the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, successfully passed through the English Channel on her way back to Germany. Shortly afterwards, while en route to Norway she was torpedoed and damaged by a British submarine off Trondheim.
The ship was not ready for service until the beginning of 1943, and then used for training purposes in the Baltic.
In 1944-1945, the Prinz Eugen was used for shore bombardment off the Baltic coast against the advancing Soviet troops to cover the evacuation of refugees. The ship surrendered to the British at Copenhagen in May 1945, and was handed over to the Americans.
In July 1946, she survived two nuclear tests in Bikini Atoll. Towed later to Kwajalein Atoll, the Prinz capsized on 22 December 1946.
Laid down: 23 April 1936
Launched: 22 August 1938
Commissioned: 1 August 1940
Fate: Scuttled at Kwajalein Atoll after nuclear weapons test, sunk summer 1946.
Costs: 104.5 million Reichsmark
Displacement: 15,000 tons (Empty) 18,400 tons (Max)
Dimensions: Length: 212.5 m
Beam: 21.8 m Draft: 7.2 m
Armament: SK (8") 203 mm: 8
L/65 C/33 10.5 mm: 12
4 cm Flak: 17
L/83: 3.7 cm 8
MG L/64 2 cm :
28 533 mm Torpedoes:
12 Aircraft: Arado Ar 196: 3 Propulsion: Total Performance: 136,000 shp (98 MW)
Maximum speed 33.5 knots (62.04 km/h)
Range: 7,200 miles at 20 kn
The kit is a 1:200 scale radio control working model .The kit consists of a plura hull (plastic ) with wooden decks and superstructure and set of English instructions.
Also included in our price is the running gear (props & Shafts) and the fitting set the fittings tend to be made from high quality injection moulded plastic ,Brass and steel I.E things like main armament , ready made railing , Radar, anchors, away boats Ect.
RC functions Inc: forward, backward, rudder control, motor control
Specification: Length 940 mm Width 108 mm
Optional extras to complete
2x 385 motors 2 x Couplings 1 x Speed controller 1 x radio 2 to 6 channel 1 x main drive battery + Glues and Paint
Price: £470.00 (Including VAT at 20%) Quantity: