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HEL81073
£39.99
Heller 1:400 - Dunkerque



Put on the slipway in Brest on 24 December 1932 and launched on 2 October 1935, the Dunkerque was, like its sistership the Strasbourg, difficult to classify. In fact slower but better protected than a battle cruiser its armour was less than that of a battleship but on the other hand it had a higher speed. Maritime historians most often classify them as battle cruisers. After having completed its testing, the Dunkerque was allowed to enter into service on 1 May 1937. In April 1940 it joined the "Force de Raid" based at Mers-el-Kebir in anticipation of possible war in Italy. The Dunkerque is the flagship of the force.

On 3 July 1940 when the British attacked the base, the Dunkerque received four powerful shells of 380mm and ran aground in the harbour. Three days later the ship was again severely damaged.

After brief repairs it was finally returned to Toulon in February 1942. On 27 November, when German troops tried to get their hands on the French ships present in the arsenal of Toulon, the Dunkerque was scuttled along with nearly 90 ships of the French Navy. What remained of the Dunkerque was refloated in 1945 and finally demolished in 1958.

Model Information

Contains 324 parts

Length: 538mm

Glue and paints needed to complete this model.


This product was released on Wednesday 25 July, 2012.

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Additional Information

This is a 1/400th scale plastic model kit of a ship or boat. It does not contain paints and glues unless otherwise stated. Popular kitmakers in this scale include Airfix, Heller, Mirage Hobby and Hasegawa.

Manufacturer Information

Heller manufacture their products in France and historically have had very close ties with Humbrol and Airfix. Up until last year a large percentage of Airfix kits were manufactured by Heller and the companies shared a number of tools. This means that you will find exactly the same kits boxed as Heller and Airfix. A good example of this is the large HMS Victory. Although this is well known in the UK as an Airfix kit it is actually Hellers reboxed. Although having some tough times financially Heller have produced some good new releases this year including the A380 Airbus and also the D-Day Air Assault set which contains the old Italeri Horser glider.

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HEL81073 Heller 1:400 - Dunkerque
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