The Hipper was launched on February 6, 1937 and entered service on April 29, 1939. She is the first ship of the Hipper class heavy cruiser. She participated in the invasion of Norway and then attacked cargo ships in the Atlantic Ocean from the port of Brest. On February 28, 1941, she returned to Kiel via the Danish Strait. Refit there to increase the amount of fuel carried to increase its endurance. In the New Year of 1942, she participated in an attack on the JW-51B fleet, sinking a minesweeper and a destroyer. But in the end the attack was unsuccessful, and the Hipper was also damaged. She then returned to Wilhelmshaven and retired from active service for major repairs. Until January 1945, the repair work had not been completed, and the Hipper was hurriedly re-served to carry out the task of transporting refugees and wounded soldiers from the Eastern Front. The Hipper sank in Kiel Harbour on March 2, 1945. Item No. 05776 Product name German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper 1941 Barcode 9580208057767 Product ratio 1:700 Product Type Static Warship Model Brief Length: 294.15mm Beam: 33mm Total number of parts 263pcs Metal parts n/a Etched parts n/a Film film n/a Resin parts n/a Total number of offset plates 6 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, deck, wateline plate and stand Paint Schemes Admiral Hipper 1941 Released Date 2010-06 More Description "Hull -slide-molded upper hull and lower hull -Deck wood pattern finely rendered -Either waterline or full-hull version can be assembled"