Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin (LIMITED EDITION) - COBI 3087 - 3145 brick aircraft carrier

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Model Spec.

DISCONTINUED BY COBI - THIS IS A RARE & MUCH SOUGHT AFTER SET.

Disclaimer:
Will be well packaged, but if Cobi box is damaged by courier, we can not replace the box as this model is no longer in production.

Price Matching is not available for Rare & Discontinued sets.

 

  • 3145 blocks
  • Bodywork with pad printing
  • Easy-to-follow instruction manual
  • Stand with name of ship
  • Compatible with LEGO and other leading brands of construction blocks
  • Model dimensions: (L x H): 89.5cm (35.2") x 14.5cm (5.7") 21cm (8.2")
  • Certificate of originality with an individual number and a handwritten signature of COBI President
  • Two laser-burned nameplates
  • 10 miniature aircraft models
  • A special transparent block which, when attached to the underlay, can imitate a take-off plane
  • Bonus and invitation code for World of Warships
  • Box dimensions (L x W x H): 75cm x 10cm x 32 cm 
  • PLEASE NOTE: The difference between the STANDARD VERSION of the set, which will be released later in May/June, and the limited edition is the limited edition includes two black laser-fired plates with data of the mapped ship. They contain information such as: the name of the ship, authentic dimensions, model scale, individual serial number of the set. In the box you will also find the original, exclusively issued, paper certificate of authenticity (with the number according to the nameplate) in A4 format with the handwritten signature of the COBI President.
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    History

    Four German aircraft carriers were planned for the Kriegsmarine in the 1930s by Admiral Raeder. They were dogged from the start by lack of experience on the part of german naval architects and of a clear vision of mission objectives. Infighting between the Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe, bickering in the ranks of the Kriegsmarine itself and Hitlers growing lack of interest tended to slow construction and by 1939 the number of ships was reduced from four to two. The beginning of World War II meant priorities shifted to U-boat construction and one carrier, Flugzeugträger B, was broken up on the slipway while work on the other, Flugzeugträger A, now named Graf Zeppelin, was continued piecemeal but suspended in 1940.

    As the war progressed the vital role of aircraft carriers (for example Pearl Harbour, the Battle of Midway, the pursuit and sinking of the Bismarck) became clear and though Hitler authorised work on Graf Zeppelin to resume production never really took off because there was a need for specialised carrier planes that the Reich did not have and other updates were needed. At the end of the war she was captured by the Soviet Union and sunk for target practice in 1947.

    Read more about Carrier Graf Zeppelin on Wikipedia

    Reviews

    "Yet again Cobi far exceed my expectations. I thought the Enterprise was awesome this notches it up another Level!" ~ Richard H.

    Shipping
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