Bancroft 1/360 scale German Battleship Bismarck 710mm (28") - RTR
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1/360 scale German Battleship Bismarck 710mm (28") - RTR from Bancroft - BNC1054-001
Affordable to own, easy to operate, and enjoyable to display, these R/C replicas from Bancroft deliver a model that is equally at home on display on your bookshelf or sailing on a nearby pond. Details like armament, aircraft, helicopters, and flight operations support equipment are included to provide additional realism. Along with the ship and display stand, a transmitter, rechargeable battery pack and convenient USB charger complete the contents of the package. Simply add two AA batteries (not included) for the transmitter, charge the battery pack, and you can be sailing one of these warships yourself!
In the course of the Bismarck’s eight-month career under her sole commanding officer, Captain Ernst Lindemann, she conducted only one offensive operation, lasting 8 days in May 1941. The ship, along with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, was to break into the Atlantic Ocean and raid Allied shipping from North America to Great Britain. The two ships were detected several times off Scandinavia, and British naval units were deployed to block their route. At the Battle of the Denmark Strait, the battlecruiser HMS Prince of Wales engaged Bismarck. In the ensuing battle HMS Hood was destroyed by the combined fire of Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, which then damaged HMS Prince of Wales and forced her retreat. Bismarck suffered sufficient damage from three hits to force an end to the raiding mission.
The destruction of HMS Hood spurred a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy involving dozens of warships. Two days later, heading for occupied France to effect repairs, Bismarck was attacked by 16 Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; one scored a hit that rendered the battleship's steering gear inoperable. In her final battle the following morning, the already-crippled Bismarck was engaged by two British battleships and two heavy cruisers and sustained incapacitating damage and heavy loss of life. The ship was scuttled to prevent her being boarded by the British, and to allow the ship to be abandoned so as to limit further casualties. Most experts agree that the battle damage would have caused her to sink eventually.
Recreated in 1/360 scale and resulting in a model over 28” (710mm) long, this vessel is ideally suited for display or sailing.