U-Boat Type IIB (1939) - German Submarine
MODEL KIT No S.009
The coastal Type II U-Boats were became the first vessels of this class, that were built in Germany after the end of WWI. The improved IIB series submarines were built in Deutsche Werke (U13 - U16) and Germania Werft in Kiel (U7 - U12, U17 - U24). They all were included to the Kriegsmarine in 1935-1936. Two flotillas were formed with those vessels - the 1 st Weddigen and 3d Lohs.
With the beginning of WWII the Type II U-Boats were in active use as mine-layers in ports and river estuaries of England and Scotland Eastern Coast, and also for anti-shipping struggle in the English Channel area.
From Spring 1941 the coastal U-Boats were used mainly in training role in Baltic.
- This kit is the 1st release from ICM for IIB submarine injection molded plastic kit in 1/144 scale
- This kit included optional details