Trumpeter 05908 German Type XXIII U-Boat 1/144



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The development of the Type XXIII was given very high priority. To reduce development time, Dr. Walter designed the new boat based on the previous Type XXII prototype. By June, 1943, the initial design was ready and construction began in parallel at several shipyards in Germany, France, Italy and German occupied USSR. The Type XXIII had an all welded hull design, and was the first submarine in the world to use a single hull design. For the power plant, the Type XXIII used the MWM RS-348 diesel engine, which was already in use as a diesel generator aboard the Type IXDs. The electric motor was the AEG GU 4463/8, which was a simplified version of the electric motors employed on the Type VIIs. Handling wise, the Type XXIII proved to be an excellent boat, which was highly manoeuvrable both on the surface and underwater. Crash dive time was a quick 9 seconds. Construction of this advanced submarine faced a logistical nightmare. Many disruptions were caused by Allied land advances, constant aerial bombings, material and manpower shortages. Of the 280 submarines ordered, only 61 had entered service.

Item Name: German Type XXIII U-Boat
Scale: 1:144
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Brief: Length: 265mm Beam: 130mm
Total Parts: 32pcs
Total Sprues: 3 sprues
Paint Schemes: German Type XXIII U-Boat
More Features: This box contains parts to make one submarine in any one of the 3 variants bridge

Plastic model kit requires glue and paint to complete (not included)

Additional information

Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 32 × 15 × 5 cm