German Type 206A in 1/40 scale
  • German Type 206A in 1/40 scale

    The Type 206 is a class of diesel-electric submarines (Uboats) developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW). Its design is based on the preceding Type 205 submarine class. These small and agile submarines were built during the Cold War to operate in the shallow Baltic Sea and attack Warsaw Pact shipping in the event of military confrontation. The pressure hulls were built out of non-magnetic steel to counter the threat of magnetic naval mines and make detection with MAD sensors more difficult. The low emission profile allowed the submarines in exercises to intrude even into well-protected opposing forces such as carrier formations with their screen.


    Of the 18 submarines built for the Bundesmarine (West German Navy), 12 were modernized in the early 1990s and were re-designated as Type 206A.


    This is a hybrid kit featuring 3D printed parts and PVC tubing. Post-finishing will be required to obtain a perfectly smooth finish on printed parts. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.


    Tube material: PLA, Tube: PVC
    Length: 1206 mm  (47.4 inches)
    Beam: 110 mm (4.33 inches)
    Tube dimensions: 110 mm X 422 mm (4.33" x 16.6")
    Number of parts: 30 pcs


    This kit is also available in 1/72 scale at a cost of $190. The dimensions of that smaller kit are as follows: 


    Tube material: PLA, Tube: PVC
    Length: 691 mm  (27.2 inches)
    Beam: 63 mm (2.48 inches)
    Tube dimensions: 63 mm X 229 mm (2.48" x 9.02")
    Number of parts: 25 pcs



    • Full-sized boat specifications

      General characteristics
      Type: Type 206A submarine
      • 456 tonnes (449 long tons), surfaced;
      • 500 tonnes (490 long tons), submerged
      Length: 48.49 metres (159 ft 1 in)
      Beam: 4.58 metres (15 ft 0 in)
      Draft: 4.30 metres (14 ft 1 in)
      Installed power:
      • 440 kilowatts (590 hp) (diesel)
      • 1,100 kilowatts (1,500 hp) (electric)
      • 2 MTU 12V 493, 4-stroke diesel engines, each coupled with an Asea Brown Boveri-generator
      • 1 Siemens-Schuckert-Werke electric motor driving single five (Type 206) or seven (Type 206A) blade propeller
      • 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph), surfaced;
      • 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph), submerged
      • 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 6 knots (11 km/h; 6.9 mph), surfaced
      • 228 nautical miles (422 km; 262 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph), submerged
      Test depth: more than 200 m
      Complement: 22
      Sensors and 
      processing systems:
      • STN Atlas DBQS-21 (CSU83) submarine sonar
      • Thomson-CSF DUUX 2 passive rangefinder sonar
      • Safare VELOX sonar intercept
      • EDO-900 active mine avoidance sonar
      • Thomson-CSF Calypso II surveillance and navigation radar
      Electronic warfare 
      & decoys:
      • Thomson-CSF DR-2000U ESM system
      • Thorn-EMI SARIE
      • 8 × 533 mm torpedo tubes,
      • 8 DM2A1 Seeaal (206) or DM2A3Seehecht (206A) torpedoes;
      • 24 mines can be carried externally


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