Top 3 articles on Admiral Graf Spee, a pocket battleship of the Kriegsmarine

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by Ulf Lundberg on April 25, 2015 in Ships -- 16 Comments

Graf Spee was the third and last of the “Deutschland Class” ships. In Germany they were referred to as “Panzerschiffe”, which means “armored ships”. In other countries they were called “pocket battleships” They were designed to be merchant raiders, to […]

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1/350 Graf Spee by Academy

by Michael Wayne Knowles on August 28, 2013 in Ships -- 14 Comments

This is one of my earliest big ships and it was a joy to build. Despite Academy’s heavy handed molding of the finer details, I found the model to be very satisfying. I was able to replace most of them […]


December 17: 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate

by Tom Cleaver on December 17, 2012 in Ships -- 5 Comments

Trumpeter’s 1/350 Admiral Graf Spee, done as she looked at the Battle of the River Plate, December 17, 1939. I remember seeing “Death In The South Atlantic”, the US title for “Battle of the River Plate” in about 1957-58. Saw […]