From the set of COBI construction blocks you will build a model of the famous heavy German cruiser Prinz Eugen. The model was designed in a modeling scale 1:300. The set consists of as many as 1804 blocks and provides many hours of exciting construction and fun. High quality prints used reproduce with precision the painting of the hull and ship's details from the WWII period. The prints do not rub off even during intense fun. After building a realistic-looking ship you can expose it on the enclosed exposition stand. Many elements are movable (rotating cannons, movable barrels and ship's cranes).
In the box with LIMITED EDITATION you will find:
- model ship Prinz Eugen in 1:300 scale,
- a unique, specially designed for this set, figure depicting Vice-Admiral Helmuth Brinkamnna,
- two mini aircrafts,
- Two black numbered plates, laser engraved, containing the name of the ship, scale and technical data,
- Elegant brick stand for a ship,
- A paper, numbered certificate of authenticity with a handwritten signature of the President of COBI.
The Prinz Eugen was the third and last heavy cruiser commissioned by the Kriegsmarine. She acquired notoriety on her first war mission in May 1941, during the Atlantic sortie with the Bismarck in which the Hood was sunk and the Prince of Wales damaged. In February 1942, after a period spent in Brest, the Prinz Eugen together with the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, successfully passed through the English Channel on her way back to Germany. Shortly afterwards, while en route to Norway she was torpedoed and damaged by a British submarine off Trondheim. The ship was not ready for service until the beginning of 1943, and then used for training purposes in the Baltic. In 1944-1945, the Prinz Eugen was used for shore bombardment off the Baltic coast against the advancing Soviet troops to cover the evacuation of refugees. The ship finally surrendered to the British at Copenhagen in May 1945, and was then handed over to the Americans. In July 1946, she survived two nuclear tests in Bikini Atoll. Towed later to Kwajalein Atoll, the Prinz capsized on 22 December 1946.
Prinz Eugen was the only large German ship that survived the war.
Model dimensions (dł x wys): 74 cm (29.1") x 18,5 cm (7.3").