German Type VII in 1/32 scale
  • German Type VII in 1/32 scale

    A highly detailed 1/32nd scale replica of the German Type VIIC submarine from which you can construct, to exhibition standard, a model for static or radio control use.

    Length: 82.25" (2090mm)
    Beam: (across saddle tanks) 7.625" (194mm)


    This kit requires a high degree of modeling ability. It is recommended only for the advanced modeler. 


    Now includes a cast GRP conning tower as standard!

    • Details

      The main hull is molded in one piece in best quality G.R.P. resin. This material also protects the detail, which consists of 310 detail scale plates, and 34,000 rivet heads (which simulate the frame spacing).

      As on the full sized vessel, the upper outer casing has the appearance of overlapping the lower pressure hull, accentuating the type of construction, which made these boats so successful in their day.

      Relevant flooding vents and slots are also indicated to ease the task of building, along with other detailed information on the plan supplied.

    • Running Hardware

      Superbly crafted and engineered to scale. The Rear Frame unit that incorporates the shaft outer bearings and rear plane guards is cast in solid brass alloy, then pre-aligned for a perfect location onto the hull.

      The Forward dive plane guards are cast in brass alloy with location spigots for easy assembly to the hull.

      The Shafts are 4mm dia. stainless steel. Props are cast in one piece in brass alloy, made to replicate the full size vessel. These are 49mm dia. L&R handed.

      The Foreplanes / Sternplanes / twin Rudders are also supplied and molded in a tough polyurethane resin complete with actuation rods made from stainless steel.

    • Deck and Conning Tower

      The basic kit includes everything you need to construct a model Type VII submarine; made from .020" photo-etched brass with all the 1351 venting slots cut, every detail is included, saving hundreds of hours of work.

      Also on the 18" x 12" brass plates are the Tower sides, which need to be soldered and assembled to the deck. We even supply the tower's famous square-holed floor, and the winter garden circle base plates.

      A drawing of the assembled tower and deck is shown on the plan, with a parts list and numbered locations of the components. Below you can see a picture of the assembled standard tower.

    • Options:

      GRP Conning Tower: $105USD. The entire submarine can be constructed from the basic kit (at the price shown above) but we also supply a GRP resin shell for the conning tower, for modellers who want to avoid soldering the brass plates to construct the tower.

      The Twin Wintergarden Variant:  $320USD.  This is an upgrade for our standard kit to convert it to a 4 gun variant (the Twin Wintergarden Variant).


    • Shipping and Final Price

      These kits are sourced from the UK and due to the fluctuating USD/British Pound, the Nautilus Drydocks reserves the right to adjust final price depending on current exchange rates. 

      Shipping prices will likewise be adjusted at the time of final invoicing.

      For any questions, or for an accurate quote, please contact us and we will return your inquiry immediately.



    The Nautilus Drydocks is the world's premier supplier of kits, parts, components and resources dedicated to the hobby of remote controlled submarines. 



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    Naples, FL  34104 USA
    Phone: (239) 877-4280 

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