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After this event, Gneisenau was moved to Gotenhafen in the Baltic outside the range of RAF bombers, but the writing was already on the wall.On Hitler's expressed orders the reparation work was stopped during 1943.Presented with a problem, the German engineers developed a novel solution of pocket battleships, designed as commerce raiders faster than any ship more powerful than they and more powerful than any ship faster.The viability of the concept was threatened by the fact that the old Royal Navy battlecruisers and the entirely new French Dunkerque and Strasbourg were both faster and more heavily armed than the German "pocket" vessels.The Germans did not escape unscathed, though: both battlecruisers run into mines and had to be repaired at dry dock in Kiel.There, on 27 February 1942, Gneisenau was hit by a bomb which penetrated the bow into the forward ammunition magazine, causing further explosions which effectively demolished the entire bow area.

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Therefore I have chosen to enhance the model with quite a lot of own-manufactured details and a photoetched set from Tom's Modelworks.Success came on the next mission, on 8 June, when German ships discovered and sank the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her two escorts, the destroyers HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent.Between January and March 1941, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau made their most famous commerce raid, Operation Berlin.Even today, this operation is quoted in military schools as an example of effective coordination between fleet and air force.The Channel raid cemented the ships' reputation in the British press as "The elusive sisters".The Gneisenau was laid down in Kiel on and launched on 8 December 1936.


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