Revell German Submarine Type XXI Model Kit Scale 1:144
- Brand: Revell
- MPN: 05177
- Scale: 1/144
- Type: Submarine
- Material: Plastic
- Model: German Submarine Type XXI
- AGE: 12+
- Colour: Grey
- Country of Origin: Poland
- Product Features: Requires Painting
- Product Length: 53 cm
- Sub Type: Kit
- Product Theme: Militaria
- Year Released: 2022
- Weight: 0.35 Kg
This product for sale is the Revell German Submarine Type XXI Model Kit Scale 1:144. WWSM includes FREE Delivery to ALL UK destinations for these model kit products.
The Type XXI submarine was the most influential design in submarine construction during the Second World War and, at the time of its commissioning,
It was the most advanced submarine in the world. With their high battery capacity and cleverly designed snorkel, these ships could travel while remaining almost constantly submerged.
- Number of Parts: 163
- Completed Model Length: 53.1cm
- Model Scale: 1:144
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Key features and characteristics of the Type XXI submarine: -
- Streamlined Design: The Type XXI had a streamlined hull design that greatly improved its underwater performance and reduced drag. It incorporated a large cylindrical pressure hull that provided greater strength and allowed for increased diving depths.
- Electric Propulsion: The Type XXI was powered by electric motors instead of traditional diesel engines. It was equipped with large battery banks that could be recharged while the submarine was surfaced or at periscope depth using its diesel engines. This allowed the submarine to operate silently for extended periods underwater.
- Improved Batteries: The Type XXI featured advanced battery technology, including a more efficient and higher-capacity battery system compared to earlier submarines. This improvement significantly increased the submerged endurance of the submarine.
- Snorkel System: To extend its operational range, the Type XXI introduced the snorkel system, which allowed the submarine's diesel engines to run while submerged. The snorkel was a retractable mast with air intake and exhaust pipes, enabling the submarine to remain submerged but still run its diesel engines and recharge its batteries.
- Advanced Sensors and Communications: The Type XXI was equipped with advanced sonar systems for detecting enemy ships and submarines. It also had improved radio communication equipment for maintaining contact with other U-boats and German command centres.
- Armament: The Type XXI submarines were armed with torpedo tubes in the bow and carried a significant number of torpedoes. They also had anti-aircraft guns for defence against aircraft attacks.
- Crew Accommodation: The Type XXI had improved living conditions for the crew compared to earlier submarine models. It included a better-designed crew compartment, improved ventilation, and more comfortable berthing arrangements.
- Late War Deployment: The Type XXI submarines were introduced late in World War II, and only a few were completed before the war's end. They were highly advanced and would have had a significant impact on submarine warfare if they had been deployed earlier in the conflict.
- The Type XXI submarines represented a significant advancement in submarine technology and laid the foundation for modern submarines. After World War II, several nations, including the United States and the Soviet Union, studied the Type XXI design and incorporated its concepts into their post-war submarine development programs.
- 1 x Plastic model kit (not assembled)
- 1 x Illustrated, multilingual assembly instructions
- 1 x Decal set
Paints, Adhesive and Paintbrushes NOT Included, these are sold seperately.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:55.5cm Height:109cm Width:4.5cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 12+. Model making should always be done under adult supervision.
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