Among the various stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 was a severe limitation on German naval construction. Small craft were not covered by these stipulations which resulted in the development of motor torpedo boats starting in the late 1920s. The design was based on a civil yacht which was modified to be transport two S-1 torpedoes. The evolution of the design continued until it reached 35 meters in length and 100 metric tons. Even room for secondary armaments was progressively increased. The construction was composite, with aluminum beams and wooden planking. The characteristic ironclad deckhouse appeared with the S-100 model and was a necessary response to increased Allied air superiority and intensified low flying air attacks.
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Skill Level: 5
Model Length: 39" +
- Painting and assembly required
- Includes 20+ screws of different sizes plus additional hardware
- Thick and thin rope
- Several optional position parts
- Complete weapons system
- Detailed steering and control panel
- Photographic reference manual includes history and assembly tips
- Clear film sheet
- Display stand and nameplate
- Photo-etched parts
- Molded in grey
- Includes decals
- 8 sprues
- Illustrated instructions and paint guide
Paint & Decal Guides:
A. ‘Ha-Ju’, 4th S-Boote Flotille, Kommandant Hans Jurgen, Rotterdam, Holland, 1945
B. S-204 ‘Lang’, 4th S-Boote Flotille, Kommandant Claus Hinrichs, Rotterdam, Holland, 1945