German Type 202A in 1:32 scale
The Type 202 submarine was a short lived class of German submarines. Design of these very small submarines started in 1957 by Ingenieurkontor Lübeck (IKL). It was intended to build 40 Type 202 mini submarines with a six-man crew. They were one of the few military U-Boats not bearing "U-numbers", probably since they were never intended for combat use. Instead they were named after important German engineers in submarine constructions (like Wilhelm Bauer).
Hans Techel was built with traditional propeller and rudders (similar to the Type 205 submarines), but Friedrich Schürer (that this kit is modeled after) had a rotatable Kort nozzle instead.
This model kit is built to scale 1:32. Hull is composed of 3 pieces of epoxy glassfiber cloth and the fittings are resin. Includes blueprints, laser cut parts for display stand and turned brass periscopes.
Due to the size and configuration of the control surfaces, this is a superb boat for smaller operating spaces such as large swimming pools, but is large enough to handle operations on a pond as well.
Length: 722mm (28.4 inches)
Beam: 107mm (4.2 inches)
This model would be perfect for the 96 MSD SubDrivers.
Full-sized boat specifications
General characteristics Type: Type 202 U-boat Displacement:
- 100 tonnes (98 long tons), surfaced;
- 137 tonnes (135 long tons), submerged
Length: 23.10 metres (75 ft 9 in) Beam: 3.40 metres (11 ft 2 in) Draft: 2.7 metres (8 ft 10 in) Propulsion:
- 243 kilowatts (326 hp) diesel-engine
- 257 kilowatts (345 hp) motor-generator
- 20 kilowatts (27 hp) silent-running electric motor
- 6 knots (11 km/h; 6.9 mph), surfaced;
- 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph), submerged
- 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph), surfaced;
- 160 nautical miles (300 km; 180 mi) at 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph), submerged
Test depth: 100 metres (330 ft) Complement: 6 Armament:
- 2 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes,
- 2 torpedoes or 4 naval mines