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Happy Hunter Salvage Tug with Fitting Set

Happy Hunter Salvage Tug with Fitting Set

569.99

The Happy Hunter is a scale reproduction of a Dutch ocean-going ...
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Dolly Harbour Launch 1:20

Dolly Harbour Launch 1:20

135.95

This type of ship is used universally in many ports of ...
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Revell T-6 G Texan 1:72 Scale

Revell T-6 G Texan 1:72 Scale

9.98

The North American T-6 was one of the most successful training ...
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Revell Lockheed Martin F-16 MLu 100th Anniversary 1:72 Scale

Revell Lockheed Martin F-16 MLu 100th Anniversary 1:72 Scale

19.99

A model replica of an F-16Mlu belonging to No 1 Squadron ...
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Revell VW Kafer 1951/1952 - Technik 1:16 Scale

Revell VW Kafer 1951/1952 - Technik 1:16 Scale

129.00

The success story of the Beetle, one of the most important ...
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Revell Porsche 911 Turbo 1:24 Scale

Revell Porsche 911 Turbo 1:24 Scale

29.99

A challenging model construction kit of the powerful 260bhp Porsche 911 ...
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Revell Trabant 601S 60 Years of Trabant 1:24 Scale

Revell Trabant 601S 60 Years of Trabant 1:24 Scale

36.98

The set honours the type series of the Trabant produced from ...
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Revell Scharnhorst German Battlecruiser 1:570 Scale

Revell Scharnhorst German Battlecruiser 1:570 Scale

12.98

Model construction kit of the Scharnhorst, the first German battleship to ...
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Plain Coupling Insert 4mm

Plain Coupling Insert 4mm

2.29

4mm Plain Insert, Includes grub screw Old Part No. C8007
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Universal Joint - Red

Universal Joint - Red

2.54

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete. Old Part No. ...
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4134/10 Brass Pins 10mm (100)

4134/10 Brass Pins 10mm (100)

1.18

Brass, building pins, round head. Length 10mm, diameter 0.7mm.
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Microsnips (Rigging Snips)

Microsnips (Rigging Snips)

4.94

Versatile Japanese style scissors. Very fine surgically sharp blades gives a ...
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Admiralty Glues Thick Superglue 20g Standard

Admiralty Glues Thick Superglue 20g Standard

2.60

Caldercraft Admiralty Glues Standard Cyanoacrylate (superglue) is a high quality modelling ...
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Universal Joint - Black

Universal Joint - Black

2.54

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete.
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Admiralty Glues Medium Superglue 20g Standard

Admiralty Glues Medium Superglue 20g Standard

2.60

Caldercraft Admiralty Glues Standard Cyanoacrylate (superglue) is a high quality modelling ...
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Amati Pin Pusher

Amati Pin Pusher

7.82

Amati Pin Pusher. An extremely useful too for positioning even the ...
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Kreigsmarine Kit Collection 1:400 Scale

Heller Kreigsmarine Kit Collection 1:400 Scale

The Kreigsmarine Box Set

Scale 1:400
449 Parts in total

During World War II the principal mission of the German Navy (named the Kriegsmarine in 1935) was to seek and destroy the enemy’s supply routes. Under the command of Grand Admiral Raeder, responsible for its resurgence, it was above all to try and break the communication routes across the Atlantic, whose huge area would form an immense zone of operations, heavily influencing the outcome of the war.
In September 1939, with its reconstruction not yet complete, the Kriegsmarine committed all its resources to the Battle of the Atlantic. Its surface units and U-Boats (submarines commanded by the future Admiral Doenitz), set off to attack the convoys. The Norwegian campaign, one of the largest German naval deployments, provided external bases near the North Atlantic, a vital area in the guerre de course (naval attacks on the merchant marine). The occupation of the coast of France after its surrender provided a new extension to Atlantic positions. The main target was England, by then standing alone, whose strategic location was a constant threat. The Kriegsmarine attempted to isolate her, cutting off her supplies to force her to give way. She resisted, although the U-Boat crews, in a period they would call the "Happy days”, were close to breaking the convoy system. But their insufficient numbers, the gradual reinforcement of the British defences and help from across the Atlantic, prevented their final success. When the war became a world war, a new period of success awaited them on the coasts of the United States. But this was cut short by the entry of the Americans into the war, as they soon provided full assistance to the British, little by little reversing the situation in the Atlantic. From hunter, the Kriegsmarine with Doenitz as its commander from early 1943, became the hunted. The large surface vessels were forced to lie low. It was considered pointless to decommission them, so they were quartered in Norway, from where the U-Boats also restarted operations after huge losses. Their efforts were concentrated on the North Atlantic, the Allied Supply route for the Russian Front where the German army was enduring heavy fighting. By early 1944 the battle had been lost.
The Kriegsmarine was pushed back little by little, its big ships immobilised, its U-Boats increasingly threatened, unable to turn the situation around. I remained on most of the coast fortified by Germany, but could do nothing to counter the landings in Norway, completed successfully by the Allies, due in part to their victory at sea. The last destroyers (Zerstörers) and torpedo boats (Torpedoboote) based in France and some U-Boats also still there, attempted to get away. Under chase, they had to withdraw, with no chance of success, as did the auxiliary vessels such as the Minensuchboote (minesweepers) blockaded in the ports and wrecked, mainly by bombing. The S-Boote (motor, torpedo boats) mostly stationed in the Channel, came close to the area of operations for a time but could do no more. The might of the Kriegsmarine was at an end. Many of its surviving vessels, incapable of returning to Germany, were scuppered in port, where, abandoned and captured, they were overtaken by the liberating forces. Crushed by Allied superiority in the skies, the Kriegsmarine stood no chance. Having fought long and bravely, at high cost but practically in vain, it disappeared in the general collapse, its last units scuppered or handed over to its adversaries. And yet, a short time earlier in the Atlantic, it had almost won the day.

Part No: HE81091


Price: 49.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Euros: 56.99 (Inc VAT) / US Dollars: US$58.32 (Tax Free)


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