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  • OTW Type VII kit - New and unstarted - Full RC package!

    If you're looking for a large-scale RC Type VII model kit, you need to move fast!


    For sale is a new and unstarted Type VII model kit of Germany's most famous submarine of WW2, the Type VII. This is the famous OTW offering, considered widely to be the best available kit of this boat available in the world. 


    Model length: 82"

    Model beam: 8"

    Info taken from the OTW website: 


    The main hull

    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.

    Included with this package is the superb OTW 4.25" diameter twin-shaft dive module. This module uses a pump-based ballast system for superb control of buoyancy with plenty of room for servos, speed controllers, pitch controllers or any other electronics or hardware desired. 

    The 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.


    Optional GRP tower is included! ($100 value!)


    Shipping charges will be finalized upon purchase by buyer due to the large nature of the package. 

    • Additional components required for RC operation:

      1. Three standard servos
      2. Electronic speed controllers
      3. Miscellaneous brass tube and rod for fabrication of linkages
      4. Plastic sheet for the fabrication of internal bulkheads to mount dive module
      5. Paint and adhesive (epoxy and CA glue recommended)
      6. Lead ingots for ballast
      7. Closed-cell flotation foam for buoyancy
      8. Aftermarket deck gun and AA gun (available widely from Shapeways.com).


    $2,300.00 Regular Price
    $1,950.00Sale Price