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Revell 1/144 German U-Boat Type VIID "Minenleger"


Revell 1/144 German U-Boat Type VIID "Minenleger"

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CODE: RV05009
Retail Price: 15.69
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Description

One of the most important weapons used in marine warfare was the mine. In order to bring this weapon close to the enemy shipping lanes, the German Navy used special submarines. The Type VIID U-Boat was a lengthened version of the successful Type VIIC U-Boat. To enable it to transport and lay type SMA moored mines a section with five mine silos each holding 3 SMA mines was incorporated behind the conning tower. This extended the overall length by 9.80 m. As these submarines were otherwise the same as the type VIIC, unlike the large mine layers, they could be used against enemy vessels in the Battle of the Atlantic.

The six U-Boats (U-213 - U-218) were built at the Germania shipyard at Kiel and engaged in a total of 31 operations against the enemy, in which they sank 10 ships. By the end of the war five of these submarines had been sunk and became iron coffins for 241 submariners. Only U-218 survived the war and arrived in Bergen, Norway on 8.5.1945. This one finally sank during Operation Deadlight on 4.12.1945 while towing HMS Southdown.

  • 53cm in length.
  • Detailed conning tower.
  • Mine silo section behind tower.
  • Highly detailed hull with representations of with rivets and welds.
  • Long hull version with mine release area.
  • Detailed deck, rudder and propellers.
  • Periscope can be extended and retracted into different positions.
  • Detailed conning tower bridge and side walls.
  • Decals for 6 submarines.

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