1/720 05049 Revell German Heavy Cruiser Blucher (Hipper Class)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory 'round tape' sealed. 1985 Revell of German reissue from the original 1973 USA molds. Can be built waterline or full hull with complete prop and rudder detail. Features detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main 8" turrets, six dual AA gun mounts, three rangefinders, cranes, gun directors, searchlights, AR-196 floatplane and more. The Blucher was the only German capital ship to be sunk during the Norway invasion of April 1940, repeating the history of the previous Armored Cruiser Blucher which was the only capital ship lost at the Battle of Dogger Bank in WWI. The WWII Blucher was surprised by Norwegian coastal torpedo batteries and guns from the fortress of Oscrsborg while sailing up the fjord towards Oslo. This is the only capital ship lost to shore based torpedo batteries.
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