The second in a series designed for modellers, this is a complete guide to the German battleship "Tirpitz", from original ship to detailed model. The "Tirpitz" weighed 42,500 tonnes and was the sister ship of "Bismarck". For three years, she was based in Norwegian waters posing a contniuous threat to British convoys to Northern Russia. She only once fired her heavy guns in anger and that was during a raid on Spitzbergen in September 1943. Anchored deep in a Norwegian fjord, she was eventually sunk by high-level bombing by the Royal Air Force.