1 MODEL KIT - 1 LIQUID CEMENT - 1 SHIP GUIDE - 1 WALL POSTER (29,7x42cm) - WORLD of WARSHIPS DECALS - 3 INVITE CODES - 1 BONUS CODE
Based on the Bayern class of battleships from
WWI, the Bismarck was the pinnacle of German heavy ship development- and probably the best known German
ship of World War II.
Laid down in
1936, Bismarck was launched in February 1939 and its outfitting proceeded
quickly in the shadow of impending war. Even so, Bismarck missed the beginning
of the war and the great offensive effort of the Kriegsmarine (KM) during the
invasion of Norway. Commissioned in August 1940, Bismarck departed swiftly for
sea trials which lasted until the end of the year.
With Bismarck’s sister ship, Tirpitz, nearing
completion, a grand sortie of all the KM
heavy units was planned for 1941, with the goal
of disrupting British convoys in the Atlantic an expansion on the previous
Operation Berlin. However, it was quickly found that the Tirpitz would be
delayed and other ships were unavailable. As a result, the Bismarck departed on
19 May, 1941, for its only combat sortie escorted only by a heavy cruiser, the
First spotted by Swedish ships and then by a
recon Spitfire, the Bismarck lost the element of surprise. Intercepted in the
Denmark Strait by HMS Hood and HMS Prince of Wales on 24 May, it earned its
fame by sinking the Hood by causing a spectacular magazine detonation.
A combination of combat damage, mistakes and
simple bad luck caused this success to be short-lived. The Royal Navy managed
to quickly concentrate forces and locate the Bismarck again. As a twist of
fate, a single lucky hit doomed the Bismarck when a torpedo from the Swordfish
bomber damaged the battleship’s rudder on May 26.
In the morning of May 27, battleships HMS King
George V and HMS Rodney closed in and their gunfire caused critical damage to
the Bismarck, which was abandoned by its crew and sunk within 2 hours of the
its career was extremely short, as a highly decorated battleship due to a
spectacular 8-day sortie, the Bismarck obviously deserves a place in our game.
F Medium Sea Grey 4313AP
F Wood 4673AP
F Rust 4675AP
Lichtblau RLM 76 4786AP
Tipo: Navi Periodo: Seconda Guerra Mondiale Nazione: Germania Skill: 3 Dim. Modello: 36,6 cm Dim. Box: 475 x160 x 65 mm