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KMS Admiral Hipper

The German heavy cruiser KMS Admiral Hipper on trials, view from starboard. The near vertical bow was late 1939, begin 1940 rebuilt to the "Atlantic bow".

The Admiral Hipper-class was a group of five heavy cruisers built by the German Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s. The class comprised Admiral Hipper (the lead ship), Blücher, Prinz Eugen, Seydlitz, and Lützow.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Heavy Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1939-194X
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 665 feet 4 inches (202.79 meters)
    • Beam: 69 feet 11 inches (21.31 meters)
    • Draft: 24 feet (7.32 meters)
    • Displacement: 17,824.37 tons (Standard); 20,392.76 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,382 (42 officers and 1,340 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 3 × Blohm & Voss steam turbines, 3 × three-blade propellers, 132,000 shp (98 MW)
  • Range: 6,800 nautical miles (12,594 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 32 knots (59.26 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 8 x 20.3cm/60-caliber SK C/34 naval guns
    • 10 x 10.5cm/65-caliber SK C/34 dual purpose naval guns
    • 12 x 3.7cm/83-caliber SK C/33 anti-aircraft guns
    • 8 x 2cm/65-caliber SK C/30 anti-aircraft guns
    • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 70 to 80 mm (2.8 to 3.1 in)
    • Armor deck: 20 to 50 mm (0.79 to 2.0 in)
    • Turret faces: 105 mm (4.1 in)

Unit RunEdit

  • KMS Admiral Hipper
  • KMS Blücher
  • KMS Prinz Eugen
  • KMS Seydlitz
  • KMS Lützow
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