German Seehund Submarine Kit in 1:12 Scale
The Seehund (German: "seal"), also known as Type XXVII, was a midget submarine manufactured by Nazi Germany during World War II. Designed in 1944 and operated by two-man crews, it was used by the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during the closing months of the war, sinking nine merchant vessels and damaging an additional three.
A full review of this kit can be viewed on my YouTube channel here.
(**Please note that this video was an overview of the first prototype kit and includes parts and components for RC torpedoes that are not part of the Seehund kit. These parts are not currently offered as an option and making these torpedoes functional are the responsibility of the builder.)
Kit contents are outlined in photo #3
Materials used: PLA, Tube: PVC, HT
Length: 998 mm (39 inches)
Beam: 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Dimensions of the tube: Ø110 mm X 422 mm (4.3 x 16.6 inches)
number of parts: 56 pcs
The main hull is 2mm thick vacuum-formed plastic, while the control surfaces, bow, stern and sail are 3D printed in plastic. Th 3D printed parts may exhibit the striations typical of this manner of manufacturing. Final cleanup, sanding and priming is recommended prior to final painting.
Also included are beautifully crafted details from photo-etched brass.
This model kit is an excellent candidate for our 3" single-shaft SubDriver.
These kits are sourced out of Europe. Please allow 4 weeks delivery time from receipt of your order.
Specifications of Full-Sized Submarine
General characteristics Type: Midget submarine Displacement: 17 long tons (17 t) submerged Length: 12 m (39 ft 4 in) Beam: 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) Propulsion:
- 1 × 60 bhp (45 kW) Büssing diesel engine
- 25 bhp (19 kW) AEG electric motor
- 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) surfaced
- 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) submerged
- 270 nmi (500 km; 310 mi) at 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) surfaced
- 63 nmi (117 km; 72 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Complement: 2 Armament: 2 × G7e torpedoes