The Graf Zeppelin was the one and only German aircraft carrier, however it was never completed or used. As the sole German vessel in this class it deserves a special place. On Nov. 16, 1935 the German naval high command issued an order for it to be built by the Deutsche Werke Kiel AG. It was to by crewed by a company of 1720 and carry 110 aircraft. Water displacement : 27,750 tons. It was launched on Dec. 8, 1939. However by 1939 doubts had already arisen about its capabilities. In April 1940 construction work was halted and in July the Graf Zeppelin was towed to Gotenhafen and following a general stoppage of shipbuilding in April 1943 it was taken to Stettin. On Apr. 25, 1945 the G.Z. was sunk at its berth by a demolition squad, however in March 1947, it was raised by the Soviet navy and later that June it was finally sunk by torpedos. Model details: Model of aircraft carrier in the planned operational condition; Detailed hull; Propellers and radar equipment; Lifeboats; Cannon and anti-aircraft guns; Detailed flight deck; Deck superstructures and masts; One open aircraft lift; Bf-109 T and Ju-87 T aircraft; and Decals with markings for the flight deck and aircraft. Paint colors needed: Matt Gray, Matt White, Matt Gunship Gray, Matt Rust, Metallic Brass, Silky-Matt Black, Matt Reddish Brown, Matt Brown, Metallic Silver, Matt Anthracite Gray, Matt Blue, Matt Light Blue, Matt Yellow, Matt Light Gray, Matt Beige, Matt Grayish Blue, and Matt Dark Green.
Optional boarding stairs, beautifully rendered island and masts, complete flight deck with catapults and one open aircraft lift, davtis and lifeboats
Includes: Bf-109T and Ju-87T aircraft and display stand with nameplate
1:720 Scale, contains 161 parts and skill level 4
Includes waterslide decals with markings for the flight deck and included aircraft
Illustrated assembly instructions