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De Agostini Warships DAKS19
Bluecher-class Armored Cruiser Diecast Model
Kaiserliche Marine, SMS Bluecher, 1908

1:1250 Scale   Length   Width
Bluecher-class Armored Cruiser   5"   0.75"

SMS Bluecher was the last armored cruiser built by the German Empire. She was designed to match what German intelligence incorrectly believed to be the specifications of the British Invincible-class battlecruisers. Bluecher was larger than preceding armored cruisers and carried more heavy guns, but was unable to match the size and armament of the battlecruisers which replaced armored cruisers in the British Royal Navy and German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). The ship was named after the Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard von Bluecher, the commander of Prussian forces at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

At the Battle of Dogger Bank on 24 January 1915, Bluecher was slowed significantly after being hit by gunfire from the British battlecruiser squadron under the command of Vice Admiral David Beatty. Rear Admiral Franz von Hipper, the commander of the German squadron, decided to abandon Bluecher to the pursuing enemy ships in order to save his more valuable battlecruisers. Under heavy fire from the British ships, she was sunk, and British destroyers began recovering the survivors. However, the destroyers withdrew when a German zeppelin began bombing them, mistaking the sinking Bluecher for a British battlecruiser. The number of casualties is unknown, with figures ranging from 747 to around 1,000. Bluecher was the only warship lost during the battle.

Bluecher-class Armored Cruiser

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De Agostini Warships

The De Agostini "Warships" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of Warships in 1:1250 scale.

De Agostini "Warships" diecast models feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Display stand with printed ship name.

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