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Tango0116 May 2019 12:50 p.m. PST

"The Type VII submarine was based on earlier German designs. This type would go onto become the most used German submarines of WWII with over 700 being built. As with anything there would be many modifications along the way. The type started as the V11A with an initial 10 being built. The type VIIC would become the main boat of the German Navy with 568 being built between 1940 and 1945. With a range of 8500 nautical miles. The boats had 4 forward, and one stern tube in general (there were a few exceptions) with 14 torpedoes being carried. For surface running and battery charging a pair of supercharged 6 cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines were used which gave a top speed of 17.7 knots. A maximum submerged speed of 7.6 knots was possible with a new fully charged battery. The submarines generally carried a crew of 44 to 52 men in what can best be described as "cramped" conditions. For anyone familiar with the original "Das Boot" mini series U-96 was a Type VIIC….#

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Sebastian Palmer20 May 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

Wow! That looks terrific. Wish I had A) the money to afford it, B) the time to make it, C) the space to display it! Maybe one day? Thanks for the info Tango. Best, Seb

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2019 3:08 p.m. PST

How impressive is the brass work as part of the kit? Makes a nice change from an after sales purchase as per usual. Must be a heck of a size when finished.


One responder lamented the lack of deck gun. I somehow thought they were largely deleted early in the war, together with the wire cutter saw thing at the bow…..but I am a Napoleonic buff after all.. and even then only interested in today's events two centuries ago.

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