The first in a series designed for modellers, this is a complete guide to the battleship "Scharnhorst", from original ship to detailed model. The battlecruiser of 31,000 tons, nearly always operated with her sister ship "Gneisenau". Such was the threat posed by these ships to the Allies tht they were continually attacked by British aircraft. On one outing, they sank 22 merchant ships from one convoy which had dispersed. "Scharnhorst" took part in a dramatic escape up the English Channel from Brest to Germany. Finally, cornered between two groups of British warships of Norway's North Cape, she was sunk in a night action in December 1943.