One of the most famous warships of the Second World War.
About this creation
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The German battleship Scharnhorst, one of the most famous warships of the Second World War, was the lead ship of her class and was named after the Prussian general and army reformer "Gerhard von Scharnhorst" and to commemorate the First World War armoured cruiser SMS Scharnhorst that was sunk in the Battle at the Falkland Islands in December 1914.
The Scharnhorst usually sailed into battle accompanied by her sistership, the equally famous Gneisenau. She was sunk at the Battle of North Cape in December 1943.
Next to the Bismarck, the Scharnhorst was the second largest battleship of the German Kriegsmarine.
As a sideline to Operation Juno, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau sank the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorting destroyers Acasta and Ardent on 8th June 1940 at around 64 degrees North of Norway.
Scharnhorsts salvos hit Glorious at 16:32, before her torpedo-bombers could be launched. Scharnhorst's second salvo at 16:38 struck Glorious at the extreme range of 26.300 yards, one of the longest range direct hits ever recorded.
Glorious sank shortly after 18:00.
General characteristics of my model:
Class and type:
Scharnhorst, referred to as either a battleship or a battlecruiser
Time to build: over two months of hard work :-)
Displacement: 28 kg
Length: 175.0 cm
Width: 26.0 cm
Highest Point: 56.0 cm
Bricks: over 13.000
9 x main artillery / 3 each turret
10 x artillery cannons
6 x anti-aircraft guns
18 x anti-aircraft cannons
64 x small anti-aircraft guns
This is a brilliant MOC. However, I have to critique on its shape. The Scharnhorst and its sister ship, the Gneisnau, were elegant, powerful ships. This is neither. The real ship was more slender, longer, and wider. It's turrets especially are not depicted accurately. This ship, although brilliantly built, looks nothing like the great German battleship it was inspired by.
It only took you TWO MONTHS?! AMAZING!!! I've never really heard much about the Scharnhorst. More of Bismark and Lutzow/Deutschland. That story of the sinking of HMS Glorious was pretty cool.
I'm a Second World War enthusiast and german re-enactor. I was stunned to find this in a Google search for information on this battleship. I have to say I'm well impressed, well done. I'll put an article about it in my next unit magazine, if you don't mind.
What scale is your German Battleship Scharnhorst?
My LEGO Yamato battleship is 1/108 or 1" = 9'.
I want to build a minifig scale size of the German Battleship Bismarck.
Hey nice job im pretty new a mocing (im not new with legos thank you very much =P) but its very cool next build american stuff =P jk build what ya want but in my suggestion you should put some crew mates on it
p.s. please check out my mocs ty =)
Whan i saw Scharnhorst i almost jumped out of my skin. whan i looked at some images of the real Scharnhorst. I realized how good she realy is 5/5 . O if you have the time come and look at my air craftcarrior maybe even write a reveiw that would be cool.
Brilliant model of the Scharnhorst, I've heard quite a bit about this ship. Along with the Tirpitz, this was one of the biggest threats to the allied convoys to Murmansk. You've obviously put a lot of work into this, and it shows! Excellent job!
Beautifully done! It's always impressive to see large scale MOC's done with this degree of skill. The bits of information on your page were a nice touch also. I know (all too well!)SHIP's can be time consuming and expensive, but the payoff is certainly worth it. Congrats on a great build.