German Gneisenau Battleship Waterline

The Gneisenau went into commission on 21st May, 1938. Ranking with the Scharnhorst, she was the biggest and most powerful battleship in the German Fleet of those days. Her displacement had been announced to be 26,000 tons, but in fact her standard displacement was 31,800 tons. The main armament consisted of nine 28 cm guns, which were smaller in calibre than those of the same class ships possessed by other countries. The other armament, however, was powerful enough and consisted of twelve 15 cm guns, fourteen 10 cm AA guns, sixteen 37 mm AA machine guns, ten 20 mm AA machine guns and six 53 cm torpedo tubes. She was protected with strong armour and, in spite of her large displacement, had a speed of 32 knots. All of these factors combined to make the Gneisenau one of the first-rank high-speed battlecruisers in the world.

Tamiya German Gneisenau Battleship Waterline Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/700 Scale #77520
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Detailed parts such as AA machine guns, torpedo tubes, radio towers, and guns.

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"Well now I want to build more."
Wonderful kit. There's a lot to work with. Lots of detailed parts for a good price. No complaints overall. Great fit on basically everything. Some aircraft decals would have been nice for the 2 planes. Name plate is simple but works. If you have a lot of time to spare its a great pick.

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Detailed parts such as AA machine guns, torpedo tubes, radio towers, and guns.


  • Tamiya Product Number: 77520


1/700 German Gneisenau Battleship Waterline plastic model kit

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"Overall fun model"
Fun to build actually a decent amount of detail except didn't come with decals... But comes with a a metal weight to put in the flat hull. Looking forward to building her sister ship..

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