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Occre HMS Terror 1:65 Scale Model Ship Kit

Occre HMS Terror 1:65 Scale Model Ship Kit

94.99

Occre HMS Terror In 1845, under the command of Sir John ...
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Tamiya TS-100 Base White Spray 100ml

Tamiya TS-100 Base White Spray 100ml

6.95

Tamiya TS-100 Base White Spray 100ml
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Aeronaut Jonny Harbour Tug

Aeronaut Jonny Harbour Tug

379.00

Aeronaut Jonny Model Boat Kit. Jonny is a compact and manouverable ...
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RO-Marin Sea Jet Evolution

RO-Marin Sea Jet Evolution

169.99

Ro-Marin Sea Jet Evolution After many successful years, the time is ...
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Tamiya TS-100 SG Bright Gun Metal Spray 100ml

Tamiya TS-100 SG Bright Gun Metal Spray 100ml

6.95

Tamiya TS-100 SG Bright Gun Metal Spray 100ml
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Tamiya TS-99 IJN Grey Spray 100ml

Tamiya TS-99 IJN Grey Spray 100ml

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Tamiya TS-99 IJN Grey Spray 100ml
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Devcon 2-Ton Epoxy 28g Syringe S-31

Devcon 2-Ton Epoxy 28g Syringe S-31

7.75

2-Ton Epoxy 28g Syringe S-31 30 Minute Epoxy Picture may vary ...
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Devcon 5-Min Epoxy Syringe 25ml S-20845

Devcon 5-Min Epoxy Syringe 25ml S-20845

8.50

5-Min Epoxy Syringe 25ml S-20845 Bond Strength 1500lbs psi. Sets crystal ...
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Universal Joint - Red

Universal Joint - Red

2.50

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete. Old Part No. ...
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Threaded Coupling Insert M4

Threaded Coupling Insert M4

2.29

M4 Threaded Insert Old Part No. C8011
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Plain Coupling Insert 3.2mm

Plain Coupling Insert 3.2mm

2.29

3.2mm Plain Insert, Includes grub screw Old Part No. C8016
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1022 White Wood Filler

1022 White Wood Filler

4.90

White wood filler, very light, quick drying and sands easily, specially ...
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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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AP9105W Dull Black 18ml

AP9105W Dull Black 18ml

2.18

Sold in 18ml bottles, Admiralty Paints Dull Black is a scale ...
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Universal Joint - Black

Universal Joint - Black

2.54

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete.
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Modelcraft Electric Plank Bender (240V)

Modelcraft Electric Plank Bender (240V)

29.95

Ideal for bending planking strips to the desired curvature. 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: 56.49(Inc VAT) / US Dollars: US$54.57(Tax Free)


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