1/350 05346 Trumpeter German Blucher Heavy Cruiser With Wood Hunter Wooden Deck
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Includes Wood Hunter #W35069 Laser Cut Wooden Deck Set with PE Details (still factory sealed). The actual model is a modern kit from all new molds. Very highly detailed with over 420 parts. It can be built waterline or full hull and includes as fret of PE parts as well as a full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Blucher was a handsome ship of the Admiral Hipper class; however, her career was tragic and short. Shortly after being declared ready for service, she took part in the Norway campaign. Despite alert defenses, Blucher and Lutzow sailed up the narrow passage with hopes of landing their infantry on target. The Norwegians were not fooled opened fire with 15cm shore batteries, immediately scoring hits on Blucher and then Lutzow. Blucher ran from the arc of the guns but stumbled onto an alert shore torpedo battery, which scored two devastating hits. The Blucher had the distinction of of being the only capital ship sunk by a shore-based torpedo battery during WWII. It is interesting that the old adage about shore based guns and ships was tested yet again and found to be true. It is reported that the Germans did not even know where the fire was coming from. Such long term, completely immobile defenses should have been well documented.
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