The "wolfpack tactic" seldom achieved positive results against better protected convoys in WWII, especially with the introduction of air umbrellas. With the aim of a better defense when surfaced, the Type VII C/41 u-boats were fitted with a modified bridge called a "large wintergarten (winter garden)" armed with two 20mm flakzwillings and one automatic 37mm M42U flakkanone. A swiveling snorkel mast for fresh air and fume exhaust and four pressure boxes with five-man floats were typical of these boats. The use of better steel sheets allowed for a maximum depth of 250 meters. Features of this kit include a version with large winter garden, detailed conning tower with railing, detailed reproduction of the deck planking, swiveling snorkel mast, "Atlantic" bow and modified upper middle hull section, detailed 20mm flakzwillings, highly detailed 37mm automatic flak gun, reproduction of the four pressure boxes on the upper deck, detailed reproduction of the hull with rivets and welding seams, flood slits imitation, detailed rudder and propellers, periscope to be installed in various positions, boat hooks, display stand, and decals for four versions.
Length: 467 mm (18.4")
*Use only cement for polystyrene plastic*