German Hecht XXVIIA in 1/17 scale
Like the British X class boats, the Type XXVIIA was designed to carry explosive charges to be laid beneath enemy ships, but it was markedly smaller and had substantial differences from the X class. It dispensed with a dual diesel/electric propulsion system, relying instead solely on electrical power in the form of a 12 hp AEG torpedo motor, on the basis that since it would operate submerged there was no need for a diesel engine.
Kit contents are outlined in the second product photo.
Tube material: PVC, HT
length: 600 mm (23.6 inches)
width: 75 mm (2.95 inches)
Tube Dimensions: Ø75 mm X 330 mm (2.95" x 13")
Number of parts: 20 pcs
Due to the nature of 3D printing, post-finishing of the printed parts will be necessary for a perfectly smooth finish. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
Full-sized boat specifications
Class overview Builders: Germaniawerft, Kiel Operators: Kriegsmarine Built: May–August 1944 Completed: 53 General characteristics Displacement: 12 long tons (12 t) submerged Length: 10.4 m (34 ft) Propulsion: 1 × 12 hp AEG electric torpedo motor Speed: 6 knots (11 km/h; 6.9 mph) submerged Range: 69 nmi (128 km; 79 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged Complement: 2 Armament:
- 1 G7e torpedo or 1 × mine
- explosive charge in nose