Tirpitz as Bismarck class battleship second ship on April 1, 1939 into the water, from the initial ideological battle with Bismarck substantially the same as an attack Allied merchant navy ships and water was sent to the Atlantic Ocean. However, since the sinking of the Bismarck and other surface ships defeat attacks on merchant ships, Hitler lost the trust of the surface fleet, which led to the Tirpitz was forced to limit the attack. Since the reinforcing Arctic convoy route and at the end of 1941 Bismarck battleship sunk by the British, together with the Royal Marines in March 1942 raid Vichy France in Saint-Nazaire large dock, so the only German in the Atlantic repair large dock battleship Tirpitz was destroyed, limiting the battleship Tirpitz activity in the Atlantic Ocean, Tirpitz sent to forced northern Norwegian waters and spent most of the time of World War II . She served as the northern waters of Norway and Germany the fleet's main roles to contain the power of the Royal Navy. Tirpitz when Norway attack three times, twice in 1942 and once in 1943. In addition. Although she has been a "restriction of movement", but still very afraid of the British Royal Navy Tirpitz for potentially devastating Allied fleet, the British carried out several air strikes and attack submarine to sink the Tirpitz number but it has have not been successful until November 12, 1944, Tirpitz was specifically designed to deal with large warships "tall cabinet" super bomb bombing 5.5 tonnes was capsized in Thuringia fjord waters. The kit contains over 1180 parts. The hull made from two-directional slide molds. Deck wood pattern finely rendered. Contains display stand. Photo etched parts included.