Revell 05078 German Submarine Type XXI with Interior (1:144 Scale) Model Kit

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Product Description

At the beginning of 1945, Germany had the most advanced submarine in the world at the time, the Type XXI. Thanks to numerous technical innovations, it was able to travel underwater without restriction, as the diesel engines sucked in the required fresh air through a special snorkel. The line shape designed for underwater travel and a three times larger battery capacity resulted in the sensational underwater speed of 17 knots. Other innovations included low-noise electric motors for crawling, highly sensitive tracking devices and 2 cm anti-aircraft turrets. The model provides an authentic insight into this groundbreaking submarine through the separated left outer hull wall. Many rooms are recreated in great detail, including the diesel and electric engines. Insights into the command center and crew living quarters give an idea of ​​life under water. The decal includes interior details and identifiers for U2540, which entered service on February 24, 1945. After a short training trip, U2540 was sunk by the crew in the Flensburg Fjord on May 4, 1945. Raised again in 1957, it served the German Navy as the Wilhelm Bauer test boat. Today U2540 can be visited as a museum boat.

  • Separated left outer fuselage wall provides a view of the interior
  • Detailed surface structures
  • Detailed torpedo room
  • Team living quarters
  • Detailed command center
  • Tower with interior structure
  • Detailed diesel and electric engines
  • Battery/rechargeable battery rooms
  • Movable depth and rudder controls
  • Rotating twin anti-aircraft towers
  • Detailed tower structure with antennas, periscope and snorkel mast
  • Authentic decal for U2540 with interior details

Scope of delivery:
Kit including construction instructions and decal