Length: 310 mm Width: 64 mm Height: 67 mm.
Plastic parts: 26. Decals by Cartograf for 2 different versions.
Type IXB was an improved version of type IX with increased range of 1500 nautical miles and slightly heavier. The designed was improved again in the IXC type.This type was the most successful overall with each boat averaging over 100,000 tons of sinking. They had 22 torpedoes stored which gave a determined U-boat commander a serious striking power which could be used night after night against the same convoy, as was often the case.
Perhaps the most famous IXB boat was the U-123 under the command of Kptlt. Hardegen which opened up the attack in the US waters in early 1942 known as Operation Drumbeat.U-107, under the command of Hessler, made the most successful convoy mission of the war over with close to 100,000 tons sunk out of Freetown, Africa.
|Model Dimension||Length: 219mm Beam: 19mm|
|Total Plastic Parts||47pcs|
|Total Sprues||2 sprue, upper hull and lower hull|
|Photo Etched Parts||2pcs|
These boats, designed in 1933-1934, were the first of a new generation of German attack U-boats known, as Type VII, they were popular with their crews and very agile on the surface. They also had a much more powerful striking power than the smaller Type IIs. They had 5 torpedo tubes (4 at the bow) and would carry 11 torpedoes onboard or 22 TMA (=33 TMB) mines. They also had the effective 88mm fast-firing deck gun with about 160 rounds of ammunition.
Type VIIB was an improvement on this design with substantially increased range.
All but two (U-29 and U-30, both scuttled in Kupfermühlen Bay on May 4, 1945) Type VIIA U-boats were sunk during World War Two.
|Model Dimension||Length: 184.4mm Beam: 17.46mm|
|Total Plastic Parts||58pcs|
|Total Sprues||1 sprue, upper hull and lower hull|