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Type VIIC German U-Boat

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artist's rendering of type viic u-boat

brief history.

in the viic , donitz had found what he was looking for.a relatively
small(626 ton), highly manuverable and versatile u-boat.it had the
additional advantage of being cheaper.This meant that more could be produced within the german naval budget and to the limits of the anglo - german naval agreement.the viic was the most produced
single submarine design in history.over 600 were completed and
many more approached completion by wars end,although by then
they were hopelessly obsolete.with a strengthend hull allowing
it to dive 25m deeper than it's predecessors.the type viic could
dive to 125m, although it was known to achieved depths double
that in emergencies.the viic played havoc on allied shipping during
the early part of the war.It was known as the terror of the
atlantic.


the model

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this is a picture of my type viic u-boat.it is the dynamic diving type.

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view from the bow

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another view from bow

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view of back of conning tower

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view of conning tower,foward deck,and bow.

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side view

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bow and bow planes.

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conning tower

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inside the pressure hull showing drive universals.

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the pressure hull lid.the two round objects are knurled
knobs that hold down and seal the lid.

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drive motor, gearing and universal shafts.

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servo tray.

more coming soon

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