|Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst Class)|
The ship was built at Wilhelmshaven, Germany, launched on October 3, 1936,
and commissioned on January 7, 1939.
After initial service, she was modified in mid-1939, with a new mainmast located further aft and her straight bow replaced by an "Atlantic bow" to improve her seaworthiness.
However, her relatively low freeboard ensured that she was always "wet" when at heavy seas. Her armour was equal to that of a battleship and if it hadn't been for her relatively small calibre guns she would have been classified as a battleship by the British.
The German navy always classified Scharnhorst and Gneisenau as Schlachtschiffe (battleships).
These two ships, considered handsome and fast, were invariably mentioned at the same time, and are fondly remembered as being "the ugly sisters" due to the fact they prowled together, and the havoc they wrought to British shipping.
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 1170 mm Width 152 mm
Price:£429.00 (Including VAT at 20%)