The Prinz Eugen was the third and last heavy cruiser commissioned by the Kriegsmarine. Her North Atlantic sortie with Bismarck and the sinking of the Hood in April 1941 earned her a place in history. In February 1942, the Prinz Eugen together with the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, successfully passed through the English Channel on her way back to Germany. Shortly afterwards, while en route to Norway she was torpedoed and damaged by a British submarine. The ship was not ready for service until the beginning of 1943, and then used for training purposes in the Baltic. In 1944-1945, the Prinz Eugen was used for shore bombardment off the Baltic coast against the advancing Soviet troops to cover the evacuation of refugees. Although heavily damaged on several occasions, but her crew fondly remember her as "the lucky ship." Prinz Eugen was the only heavy surface unit of the Kriegsmarine to survive WW2 intact.
Item No 05766
Item Name German cruiser Prinz Eugen 1942
Bar Code 9580208057668
Item Type Static Kit
Model Brief Length: 303.6mm Beam: 32.9mm
Total Parts 253PCS
Metal Parts n/a
Photo Etched Parts n/a
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 8 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, water line plate, decks, plane ane stand
Paint Schemes Prinz Eugen in 1942
Released Date 2009-10
More Features " Hull
-One-piece slide-molded upper hull
-Lower hull made from two-directional slide molds
-Sponsons are represented on lower hull by slide-mold te"
You may also like
ABOUT THE SHOP
Knot Models was founded in 2016 as an Amazon store. Over the years we have expanded into one of the largest online hobby stores on Amazon, ebay, Walmart and our own site, Knotmodels.com. We specialize in selling kits, tools and supplies to the modeling enthusiast as well as offering a complete line of products for N-Scale model trains.