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German Heavy Cruiser (Pocket Battleship) 2016-10-05

German Heavy Cruiser (Pocket Battleship)

  1. Wolfshanze
    v1.1 updated 27 June 08 with a few extra animation files

    This ship, made by primarily by General Matt with a little help from Wolfshanze and The Coyote, is essentially a German Heavy Cruiser, based on the Deutschland-class 'Pocket-Battleships'. Since all three of the Deutschland class ships varied a little in layout, this particular model is based specifically on the most famous of the three... the Admiral Graf Spee.

    The Deutschland class was a series of three Panzerschiffe ("armored ships"), a form of heavily armed cruiser, built by the German Reichsmarine more or less in accordance with restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles. The class is named after the first ship of this class to be completed (the Deutschland). She and her sister ships, the Admiral Scheer and the Admiral Graf Spee, were all launched between 1931 and 1934 and served in Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

    The British began referring to the vessels as pocket battleships ("a battleship that fits into a pocket"), in reference to the heavy firepower of the relatively small vessels; they were considerably smaller than battleships and battlecruisers, and although their displacement was that of a heavy cruiser, they were armed with guns larger than the heavy cruisers of other nations. Deutschland class ships continue to be called pocket battleships in some circles. The ships were actually two feet longer than the American Pennsylvania-class battleships, though considerably narrower and much less heavily armored.

    Deutschland class ships were initially classified as panzerschiffe, but the Kriegsmarine reclassified them as heavy cruisers in February 1940.

    All needed files, including custom animation files are included in the download. Comes with default grey or green and grey camo schemes.

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