Admiral Hipper was commissioned in April 29th, 1939. She was the first of five ships of her class. She took part in the German invasion of Norway. On April 8th, 1940, she encountered the British destroyer HMS Glowworm north-west of Trondheim. After exchanges of fire and despite fatal damage, Glowworm turned to ram Admiral Hipper, causing damage to her before sinking. After damage repairs, Admiral Hipper operated with the battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau off Norway to disrupt British supply routes. As a merchant raider, Admiral Hipper attacked troop convoy WS-5A in December 1940. On February 12nd, 1941，she intercepted the unescorted convoy SLS-64. Seven ships out of 19 were sunk, but the convoy scattered and poor weather aided their escape. Short of 203 mm ammunition, Admiral Hipper returned to Brest on 14 February 1941. _x000D_ Item No 05775 _x000D_ Item Name German Cruiser Admiral Hipper 1940 _x000D_ Bar Code 9580208057750 _x000D_ Scale 1:700 _x000D_ Item Type Static Kit _x000D_ Model Brief Length: 294.15mm Width: 33mm _x000D_ Total Parts 263pcs _x000D_ Metal Parts n/a _x000D_ Photo Etched Parts n/a _x000D_ Film Parts n/a _x000D_ Resin Parts n/a _x000D_ Total Sprues 6 sprues, upper hull , lower hull, deck, wateline plate and stand _x000D_ Paint Schemes Admiral Hipper 1940 _x000D_ Released Date 2010-02 _x000D_ More Features " Hull _x000D_ -slide-molded upper hull and lower hull _x000D_ -Deck wood pattern finely rendered _x000D_ -Either waterline or full-hull version can be assembled"