Class German Destroyer
Displacement: 2,200 tons standard;
3,110 tons full load
Length: 397' oa, 3801'7"wl; Beam: 37'
Performance: 38kts maximum range: 1,900nm @
Guns (as built): five 5" (5x1); four
37mm (2x2); six 20mm (6x1)
Torpedoes: eight 21.7" in two quad
The Iron Shipwright Type 34A German
destroyer is a 1:350 scale two-piece
full hull model. It shows a typical Type 34A destroyer in her 1942 fit. These were the
first true destroyers built by Germany subsequent to WWI, and the first to utilize
superfiring guns forward. AA armament was augmented considerably as the war progressed,
though it varied from ship to ship. Steinbrinck, for instance, carried fourteen
37mm mounts (7x2) while other surviving class members carried only four . There were
sixteen Type 34 and 34A destroyers, ten of which were lost during the war, five in the
fiords at Narvik, Norway on 13 April 1940.
The Type 34A is now available direct from Commanders Models, Inc., as well
as dealers that regularly stock this line (Pacific
Front, Rocky Mountain Shipyard,
APC Hobbies et al).
For further information contact
Commanders Models, Inc.
Iron Shipwright Series
551 Wegman Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 1-888-IRONSHIP (1-888-476-6744)
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