IHP 1:700 KREUZER M Projekt Page
1:700 KREUZER M Projekt 1938


Thanks to Michael Emmerich for use of this image

German light cruiser construction in the years leading up to World War 2 culminated in the Leipzig and Nurnberg, after years of continued experimentation following World War 1 era tactical thinking (resulting in the Emden) and experimentation with the triple turreted 15cm gun in odd layouts (K class). Though powerful, none of these ships were tactically suited to meet contemporary class design requirements, and work soon began on a class that could be built in numbers with a balance of offensive and defensive features.
The 'M' class mounted the same 15cm gun used on the Bismarck class ships in the same lightly-armoured gunhouse. Discarding the useless layouts of the previous classes, the M class had superfiring turrets fore and aft, twin funnels, provision for two aircraft, and good range and speed. Their armoring was on the scale of the previous light cruisers and their torpedo armament was better disposed (quadruple tubes), though four fewer tubes were carried compared to the previous classes.
Six ships were projected (M,N,O,P,Q,R), and three laid down, but none were ever completed.

IHP brings you this project in 1:700 scale as a hybrid resin/3D-printed kit. The hull is resin, while the rest of the kit is 3D-printed.

KIT FEATURES:
*Length: 10 1/2 inches (270mm)
*Detailed resin waterline hull
*Detailed superstructure and funnels cast in place
*3D-printed superstructure, weapons and equipment/detail parts
*Complete Instructions available as PDF files

KREUZER M HULL $45.00. ORDER HERE:
USA ORDERS (Free shipping in USA):


KREUZER M PARTS (SHAPEWAYS). ALL ORDERS HERE:
SET 1 SUPERSTRUCTURE PARTS.
SET 2 WEAPONS PARTS AND EQUIPMENT.
(Note- Shapeways Prices do not include shipping to your area; this will be calculated when you order and you have a choice of shipping options from them.)

INSTRUCTION SHEET HERE.

PHOTOS OF SAMPLE KREUZER M HULL:
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SAMPLE PHOTOS OF ASSEMBLED MODEL (with brass barrels and plastic masts, not included)
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