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Graf Zeppelin was a  Kriegsmarine aircraft carrier

She was the only aircraft carrier launched by Germany and represented part of the Kriegsmarine’s attempt to create a well-balanced oceangoing fleet, capable of projecting German naval power far beyond the narrow confines of the Baltic and North Seas

Graf Zepplin would have had a complement of 42 fighters and dive bombers

A rare find, the  engine room spare piston storage box from the Graf Zepplin

Construction on Graf Zeppelin began on 28 December 1936, when her keel was laid down at the Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel. She was 85% complete by the outbreak of World War II in September 1939

Graf Zeppelin was not completed and was never operational due to shifting construction priorities necessitated by the war. She remained in the Baltic for the duration of the war; with Germany’s defeat imminent, the ship’s custodian crew scuttled her just outside Stettin in March 1945.

The Soviet Union raised the ship in March 1946, and she was ultimately sunk in weapons tests north of Poland 17 months later

Dimensions :

67cm length x 48cm height x 34cm width

Weight 16kg

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