1/350 05354 Trumpeter Schleswig-Holstein Battleship 1935 With Master Model Gun Barrel Set
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Includes Model Master #350107 turned metal gun barrel set (primary and secondary guns) for this kit. Still factory sealed. The actual kit is a very highly detailed full-hull model with over 470 pieces and six frets of photoetched brass parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes flag sheet and instructions. The Schleswig-Holstein was laid down in 1905 as one of the five Deutschland-class battleships. These pre-dreadnoughts were obsolete when they entered service. This did not keep the Schleswig-Holstien from a very active career in both World Wars. In WWI she was with the High Seas Fleet at Jutland. Since she was antiquated, this was one of the few ships that the Treaty of Versailles allowed the Germans to keep. Going through many updates, she served as a training ship throughout the 20s and 30s. Schleswig-Holstein fired the first shots of World War II when she bombarded the Polish base at Danzig's Westerplatte in the early morning hours of 1 September 1939. The ship was used as a training vessel for the majority of the war. She was sunk by British bombers in Gotenhafen in December 1944. Schleswig-Holstein was subsequently salvaged and then beached for use by the Soviet Navy as a target. As of 1990, the ship's bell was on display in the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden.
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