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Artitec 387.12 Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 387.12 1/87 scale Midget Submarine (Seehund) + Torpedos are fully assebmled and painted. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.
Prototype: The Seehund (seal), or Type XXVIIB5 U-boat, was a German two-man midget submarine, inspired by the British X-Craft midget submarines that made an attack on the battleship Tirpitz in September 1943. Powered by a 60 hp diesel and a 25 hp electric motor, the Seehund could make 7 knots on the surface and 3 knots underwater. It was armed with two torpedoes mounted externally on each side of the hull. Seehunden went into service in December 1944 and sank 93,000 tons of shipping before the end of the war. While their small size and low speed made them very difficult for Allied vessels to detect, they came too late in the war to make an impact. The Seehund’s small size however makes it a unique addition to wartime and post-war model railway layouts.PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.