Dragon Model Ships 1/700 German Z39 Destroyer Kit
Known as Zerstörer 1936A-class destroyers (the Allies referred to them as the Narvik class), a total of 15 ships were built. They were actually closer in size to light cruisers than to destroyers, and vessels received numbers rather than names in keeping with ships built after WWII began. The class sported powerful 5.9-inch guns, and Z39 was the last of the class. Commissioned on 21 August 1943, Z39 operated in Jutland before being dispatched to the Baltic Sea in early 1944. Soviet bombers damaged it in June 1944, and when it was sent to Kiel for repairs it was hit by another bomb. Upon returning to operational duty in February 1945 it saw little further action. This 1/700 scale model may be smaller than the earlier kit, but thankfully no detail is lost in the transformation.