• German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper 1940

Trumpeter 1/700.

Laid down in 1935, Admiral Hipper was the lead ship of a class pf heavy cruisers that totalled 5 ships; however only 3 reached operational status. Hipper saw numerous refits throughout her service life. Hipper saw action in many engagements early in the war including the Invasion of Norway and the famous encounter with HMS Glowworm. After having successes against multiple convoys, a poor showing against the escorts of convoy JW-51B in December of 1942 led to Hitler's famous order to scrap all the capitol ships. Decommissioned in 1943, Hipper saw limited use in 1944 before being scuttled at dockside in 1945. She was later raised and moved; partial scrapping took place at Deutche Werke in Kiel, but she later sank under tow to her final scrapping.

The Hipper class of cruisers was Germany's "Treaty Cruiser", built with 203mm (8") guns. The 203mm SK C/34 battery was placed in four twin turrets, two forward and two aft. The Hippers were also armed with 4 x 3 533mm torpedo tubes (12 total), 12 105mm SK C/33 AA guns, up to 3 aircraft, and a host of medium and light AA weapons, increased through the life of these ships. This 1941 version of Hipper demonstrates the beginnings of the extensive AA fits seen later in the war. It is obvious the Kriegsmarine was starting to understand the complexities of the new threats to ships that aircraft had created. To counter this, the AA fit of Hipper was increased during her most recent availability. This is evidenced by the increased numbers of 20mm and 37mm on board, notably the placement of the 37mm guns atop the "Anton" and "Caesar" turrets.

Admiral Hipper's Dimensions:

  1. Length: ~206m
  2. Beam: ~21.3m
  3. Draft: ~7m
  4. Displacement: ~18,000t
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German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper 1940

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