Guided Missile Destroyer D186 "Moelders" German Navy in 1/700

The Federal German Ship MÖLDERS is one of three CHARLES F. ADAMS - class guided missile destroyers built for the former West German Navy. The three German ships also received several modifications compared to their US counterparts.
FGS MÖLDERS was homeported in Kiel, Germany, and was a frequent participant of NATO Fleets like STANAVFORLANT and STANAVFORMED. After more than 33 years of service the ship was decommissioned on May 28, 2003, and today she's preserved at the German Naval Museum in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and is open to the public.

General Characteristics

  • Keel laid: April 12, 1966
  • Launched: April 13, 1968
  • Commissioned: September 20, 1969
  • Decommissioned: May 28, 2003
  • Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine

  • Propulsion system: 4 - 1200 psi boilers; 2 geared turbines
  • Propellers: two
  • Length: 437 feet (133.2 meters)
  • Beam: 47 feet (14.3 meters)
  • Draft: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
  • Displacement: approx. 4,500 tons
  • Speed: 31+ knots
  • Armament: two Mk 42 5-inch/54 caliber guns, Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts, one Mk 16 ASROC Missile Launcher, one Mk 13 Mod.0 Missile Launcher for Standard (MR) and Harpoon Missiles, two Rolling Airframe Missile Systems (RAM)

  • Crew: 24 officers and 330 enlisted

The base of my model is the Rommel from Revell in 1/700 with many PE-parts from WEM, GMM and Eduard and a lot of plastic sheet. ;)