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De Agostini Warships DAKS30
Deutschland-class Battleship Diecast Model
Kaiserliche Marine, SMS Schleswig-Holstein, 1908

1:1250 Scale   Length   Width
Deutschland-class Battleship   4"   0.75"

SMS Schleswig-Holstein was the last of the five Deutschland-class battleships built by the German Kaiserliche Marine. The ship, named for the province of Schleswig-Holstein, was laid down in the Germaniawerft dockyard in Kiel in August 1905 and commissioned into the fleet nearly three years later. The ships of her class were already outdated by the time they entered service, being inferior in size, armor, firepower and speed to the new generation of dreadnought battleships.

Schleswig-Holstein fired the first shots of World War II when she bombarded the Polish base at Danzig's Westerplatte in the early morning hours of 1 September 1939. The ship was used as a training vessel for the majority of the war, and was sunk by British bombers in Gotenhafen in December 1944. Schleswig-Holstein was subsequently salvaged and then beached for use by the Soviet Navy as a target. As of 1990, the ship's bell was on display in the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden.

Deutschland-class Battleship

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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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