The Prinz Eugen was the third and last heavy cruiser commissioned by the Kriegsmarine. Her North Atlantic sortie with Bismarck and the sinking of the Hood in April 1941 earned her a place in history. In February 1942, the Prinz Eugen together with the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, successfully passed through the English Channel on her way back to Germany. Shortly afterwards, while en route to Norway she was torpedoed and damaged by a British submarine. The ship was not ready for service until the beginning of 1943, and then used for training purposes in the Baltic. In 1944-1945, the Prinz Eugen was used for shore bombardment off the Baltic coast against the advancing Soviet troops to cover the evacuation of refugees. Although heavily damaged on several occasions, but her crew fondly remember her as "the lucky ship." Prinz Eugen was the only heavy surface unit of the Kriegsmarine to survive WW2 intact. Item No 05313 Item Name German cruiser Prinz Eugen 1945 Bar Code 9580208053134 Scale 1:350 Item Type Static Kit Model Brief Length: 607.5mm Beam: 65.8mm Total Parts 595pcs Metal Parts n/a Photo Etched Parts 3 frets Film Parts n/a Resin Parts n/a Total Sprues 16 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, wateline, deck Paint Schemes Prinz Eugen in 1945 Released Date 2009-07 More Features " Hull -One-piece slide-molded upper hull -Lower hull made from two-directional slide molds -Sponsons are represented on lower hull by slide-mold te"