The flight deck of Graf Zeppelin

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Bitler
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The flight deck of Graf Zeppelin

Post by Bitler » 21 Oct 2019 07:53

Graf Zeppelin has always been my favourite aircraft carrier and based on many reference materials I always think that it had a wooden flight deck. However, I just bought the 1/700 model kit made by Trumpeter and find that it has a steel flight deck, and now I'm confused. I searched the web but couldn't find any reference to a steel deck Graf Zeppelin. If anyone can help me clarify this point I will be very grateful!

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Takao
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Re: The flight deck of Graf Zeppelin

Post by Takao » 21 Oct 2019 20:48

It was steel overlaid with wood.

You can find aftermarket GZ wood decks for purchase from various vendors.

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Re: The flight deck of Graf Zeppelin

Post by Cantankerous » 04 Jan 2021 16:50

More info about the deck of the Graf Zeppelin is found at this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graf_Zepp ... ft_carrier

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