The German Battleship Sharnhorst

Mariusz Motyka

Date Published :
April 2017
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27 drawings sheets,1 color profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437105
Pages : 28
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks


The German battleship Scharnhorst was built at Wilhelmshaven shipyard. It was initially designed as a heavy cruiser, then battleship, matching up to French Dunkerque-class ships. The ship was laid down on 15 June 1935, launched on 3 October 1936 and commissioned on 7 January 1939.

During her service Scharnhorst underwent numerous rebuildings and modernizations, the most important were: bow reshaping, enlargement of aircraft hangar, relocation of the catapult to the roof of the hangar, removal of the mast from the funnel, construction of new tripod mast situated behind the hangar, installation of degaussing coils along the sides, replacement and strengthening of antiaircraft armament, rebuild of radio compartments on the main rangefinder (conning tower), installation of FuMo 27 and FuMb 4 radars with antennas, and expansion of admiral's bridge.

About The Author

At the age of fifteen, inspired by a TV program “The Sea”, Mariusz Motyka took interest in building cardboard models of warships. Suddenly, ten years had passed and the passion for cardboard models evolved into creation of 3D graphics. Mariusz’s other interests include audio equipment and cycling, which he pursues as an amateur road racer. He is a happily married father of two.

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