Trumpeter 1/350 Prinz Eugen, German Heavy Cruiser, 1945
- Length: 607.5mm, Beam: 65.8mm, Parts: 595 pcs
- Photo etch included
- German S-100 class Schnellboot included
- Arado Ar 196 float plane included
- Display stand included
- Name plate included
- Full hull or waterline hull versions option included
- Flags included
- Paint call outs for - Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
- 2009 new tooled kit
The Prinz Eugen was the third & last Heavy Cruiser commissioned by the Kriegsmarine. Her North Atlantic sortie with Bismarck & the sinking of HMS Hood in April 1941 earned her a place in history. In February 1942, the Prinz Eugen together with Battleships Scharnhorst & Gneisenau successfully passed through the English Channel on her way back to Germany. Shortly afterwards, while en route to Norway she was torpedoed & damaged by a British Submarine.
The ship was not ready for service until the beginning of 1943 & was then used for training purposes in the Baltic. In 1944-45, the Prinz Eugen was used for shore bombardment off the Baltic coast against the advancing Soviet troops to cover the evacuation of refugees. Although heavily damaged on several occasions, her crew fondly remembered her as "the lucky ship". Prinz Eugen was the only heavy surface unit of the Kriegsmarine to survive WWII intact.