German Class 214 Kit in 1/72 scale
The Type 214 is a diesel-electric submarine developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW). It features diesel propulsion with an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system using Siemens polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cells. The Type 214 submarine is derived from the Type 212, but as an export variant it lacks some of the classified technologies of its smaller predecessor, the most important of which is probably the non-magnetic steel hull.
A contract to build three boats for the Hellenic Navy was signed 15 February 2000 and a fourth unit was ordered in June 2002. The first boat was built at HDW in Kiel, Germany and the rest at the Hellenic Shipyards Co. in Skaramangas, Greece. The Hellenic Navy named them the Papanikolis-class.
The Republic of Korea Navy has ordered nine Type 214 submarines, designated as Son Won-Il-class, to be built in Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering; three first batch models had entered service since 2007, and six second batch models will enter service from 2012.
Due to improvements in the pressure hull materials, the Type 214 can dive nearly 400 meters. It can also carry food, fresh water and fuel for 84 days of operation.
This kit is a combination of 3D printed parts and a PVC tube. Post-finishing of the printed parts will be necessary for a perfectly smooth finish, if desired. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
Tube material: PVC
Length: 927 mm (36.5 inches)
Beam: 90 mm (3.54 inches)
Dimensions of the tube: 90 mm X 612 mm (3.54" x 24")
Number of parts: 21 pcs
Full-sized boat specifications
General characteristics Displacement: 1,690 t (surfaced), 1,860 t (submerged) Length: 213 feet 3 inches (65.0 m) Beam: 20 feet 8 inches (6.3 m) Draught: 19 feet 8 inches (6.0 m) Propulsion: Diesel-electric, fuel cell AIP, low noise skew back propeller Speed:
- 12 kt surfaced
- 20 kt submerged
- 12,000 miles (19,300 km) (surfaced)
- 420 nmi (780 km) @ 8 kt (submerged)
- 1,248 nmi (2,311 km) @ 4 kt (submerged)
Endurance: 84 days Test depth: 250m (820 feet)(400m theoretical, 1312 feet) Complement: 5 officers + 22 crew Armament: (8) 533 mm torpedo tubes, (4) subharpoon-capable