German Navy Aircraft Carrier DKM Graf Zeppelin 1:350 scale


German Navy Aircraft Carrier DKM Graf Zeppelin 1:350 scale

 

Graf Zeppelin carier 1:340 scale

Graf Zeppelin carrier 1:350 scale

 

 

GRAF ZEPPELIN – THE ONLY GERMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER The German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin was the lead ship in a class of two carriers of the same name ordered by the Kriegsmarine. She was the only aircraft carrier launched by Germany and represented part of the Kriegsmarine’s attempt to create a well-balanced oceangoing fleet, capable of projecting German naval power far beyond the narrow confines of the Baltic and North Seas. Construction on Graf Zeppelin began on 28 December 1936, when her keel was laid down at the Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel. Named in honor of Graf (Count) Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the ship was launched on 8 December 1938, and was 85% complete by the outbreak of World War II in September 1939. Graf Zeppelin was not completed and was never operational due to shifting construction priorities necessitated by the war. This book describes the history of Graf Zeppelin and includes many pictures from the different construction stages. You can join us for a walk below the deck as well and you can see the fitting out of a major warship there.

 

A new model kit for the projected Graf Zeppelin can be found here:


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