German Type 209/1200 Kit in 1:32 scale
The Type 209 is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine developed exclusively for export by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft of Germany.
In the early 1970s, many navies began to need replacements for WWII-era submarines, aging United States GUPPY conversions, and British units transferred postwar. During this time, few western submarine designs were available for export as most were large, expensive, sophisticated and difficult to operate and designed for the Cold War. Several designs originally built for specific nations were available including the French Daphne Class, British Oberon Class, and the Soviet Foxtrot Class submarines.
The design, designated by the German Ministry of Defense as the “Type 209” provided a solution providing the combination of size, performance, relative ease of operation for small or inexperienced navies, reasonable price and economy of operation.
This scale model kit includes fiberglass upper and lower hulls, deck and sail as well as polyurethane control surfaces, periscopes and other detail pieces. The kit also includes a scale brass propeller.
Length: 175cm (69 inches)
Beam: 20cm (7.8 inches)
These kits are manufactured in Europe. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery.
Full Scale Submarine Specifications
Type: Type 209/1500 submarine Displacement: 1,810 tonnes (1,780 long tons) submerged Length: 64.4 metres (211 ft) Beam: 6.5 metres (21 ft) Draft: 6.2 metres (20 ft) Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4 diesels, 1 shaft, 6100 shp Speed:
- 11.5 knots (21 km/h), surfaced;
- 22.5 knots (42 km/h), submerged
- 11000 Nautical miles (nmi) at 10 knots, surfaced,
- (20,000 km at 20 km/h);
- 8,000 nmi at 10 knots, snorkeling,
- (15,000 km at 20 km/h);
- 400 nmi at 4 knots, submerged
- (740 km at 7 km/h)
Endurance: 50 days Test depth: 500 metres (1,600 ft) Complement: 36 Armament:
- 8 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes,
- 14 torpedoes; optional UGM-84 Harpoon integration