About the Battleship Bismarck - Kriegsmarine Battleship:
Sunk in the North Atlantic on May 27, 1941 by the British Navy, the German Battleship Bismarck was considered to be the most formidable battleship ever built. First launching just over a year earlier, the Bismarck was supposed to represent the revival of the German surface fleet. However, the sheer size of the British Navy turned out to be overwhelming even for a state-of-the-art battleship such as the Bismarck. In May of 1941, the Bismarck made a run for the Atlantic with almost the entire British Home Fleet tracking its movements. Days later the HMS Hood and Prince of Whales engaged the Bismarck near Iceland. Though it was able to destroy and sink the Hood, the Bismarck was damaged and leaking fuel. While making a run to occupied France, the Bismarck was further damaged by British Fairey Swordfish aircraft. Finally, just a day later, British ships open fired on the Bismarck, reducing it to a floating wreck which soon sank. Of the 2,221-man crew on board, just 115 survived.
Crew: 103 officers and 1,962 enlisted men
Armament: 8 × 38 cm (15 in) SK C/34 (4 × 2)
12 × 15 cm (5.9 in) SK C/28 (6 × 2)
16 × 10.5 cm (4.1 in) SK C/33 (8 × 2)
16 × 3.7 cm (1.5 in) SK C/30 (8 × 2)
12 × 2 cm (0.79 in) FlaK 30 (12 × 1)
Speed: 30.01 knots (55.58 km/h; 34.53 mph) during trials
Range: 8,870 nmi (16,430 km; 10,210 mi) at 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
This 1/350 scale model includes a variety of features, such as custom printed details (no stickers), rotating turrets, and a printed display stand. The model can be easily set up as full hull, waterline, or on a display stand. Also included is one custom minifig.
Designed by Gregory LeBlanc
2106 LEGO®, BrickArms® and Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifigs designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.