Mini model: Type viic u-boot U-96

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  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Although I am bogged down by schoolwork, I have been able to put aside some time for a small project: the infamous type viic u-boat. The model will be about the size of a pen and is very simple to build. So far, I have finished the main hull:

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    Fins and Conning tower are complete! Might include a base. Build pics will be posted in the near future (hopefully! sign1)

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    Super Bryan!
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    Danke!
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    The model is complete and has been submitted to the downloads section. However, my camera has been acting up, so there won't be any build photos from me :curse:
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    Available yet?

    Hey Bryan, looks great. I may just have to make this as my first submarine model. Your MB50 was fun and this looks equally good. I've got Kooklik's type VII u-boat, but who knows when I'll get to building that. I've got about a thousand years worth of building lined up sign1

    Hopefully it makes it to the downloads soon. It doesn't seem to have appeared yet (at least I can't find it).

    Cheers,

    Steve
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    I hope it is right

    Gruß Gerald

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    I've started to redraw this model to make it suitable for being posted on my deviantart.
    The new version will feature the new cover page I designed, it will, of course, be more detailed, and I've included conning towers of famous VII uboats.

    progress so far: http://rocketmantan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3j77gr
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    Nice U-Boat! Very nice. captured all the lines and looks like it is exactly what you think it is! That's always nice.
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    Type VIIC u-boat

    Very nice effort!
    But why infamous?
    The type VIIC was just the most numerous boat built by the Germans.
    Just curious.
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    A small history of some of the most notable VIIC

    U-69
    was the first Type VIIC U-boat during World War II. it could travel further afield for longer, with a payload of eleven torpedoes, an 88 mm deck gun for smaller vessels, and a flak gun for aircraft. U-69 was very successful, succeeding in sinking over 69,000 tons of Allied shipping in a career lasting two years, making her one of the longest surviving, continuous service, U-boats.
    Easily the most controversial actions of the U-69 was the destruction of the civilian ferry SS Caribou in the Cabot Strait at 3:25am on the 14 October 1942.

    U-96
    was a Type VIIC U-boat. U-96 conducted 11 patrols, sinking 28 ships totalling 190,094 tons and damaging four others totalling 33,043 tons. On March 30, 1945, U-96 was sunk by US bombs while in the submarine pens in Wilhelmshaven. In her entire career, U-96 suffered no casualties to her crew. The boat was also known for its emblem, a green laughing sawfish. The laughing sawfish became the symbol of the 9th Flotilla after Lehmann-Willenbrock took command in March 1942.During 1941, a war correspondent named Lothar-Günther Buchheim joined U-96 for a single patrol. His orders were to photograph and describe the U-boat in action for propaganda purposes. From his experiences, he wrote, "Die Eichenlaubfahrt" ("The Oak-Leaves Patrol") and a 1973 novel which was to become an international best-seller, Das Boot, followed in 1976 by U-Boot-krieg ("U-Boat War"), a nonfiction chronicle of the voyage. In 1981 Wolfgang Petersen brought the novel to the big screen with the critically acclaimed, Das Boot.
    U-331 was a Type VIIC U-boat. On 25 November 1941, north of Sidi Barrani, U-331 fired three torpedoes into the British Queen Elizabeth-class battleship HMS Barham. As the ship rolled over, her magazines exploded and she quickly sank[7] with the loss of 861 men, while 395 were rescued.[8] U-331 returned to Salamis on 3 December, where her commander von Tiesenhausen was subsequently promoted to Kapitänleutnant and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.[9]

    U-977
    was a Type VIIC U-boat which escaped to Argentina after Germany's surrender. The submarine's voyage to Argentina led to many legends and apocryphal stories: that it had transported Adolf Hitler or Nazi gold to South America, that it had made a 66-day passage without surfacing or that it had made a secret voyage to Antarctica.

    U-978 was a World War II German Type VIIC U-boat operated by the Kriegsmarine. She holds the distiniction of having completed the longest underwater patrol of World War II.
    U-978
    survived the war as did her whole crew, and was surrendered at Trondheim on 8 May 1945.
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    cardfreak, just thought id post small history of some of the most notable VIIC :)

    U-69
    was the first Type VIIC U-boat during World War II. it could travel further afield for longer, with a payload of eleven torpedoes, an 88 mm deck gun for smaller vessels, and a flak gun for aircraft. U-69 was very successful, succeeding in sinking over 69,000 tons of Allied shipping in a career lasting two years, making her one of the longest surviving, continuous service, U-boats.
    Easily the most controversial actions of the U-69 was the destruction of the civilian ferry SS Caribou in the Cabot Strait at 3:25am on the 14 October 1942.

    U-96
    was a Type VIIC U-boat. U-96 conducted 11 patrols, sinking 28 ships totalling 190,094 tons and damaging four others totalling 33,043 tons. On March 30, 1945, U-96 was sunk by US bombs while in the submarine pens in Wilhelmshaven. In her entire career, U-96 suffered no casualties to her crew. The boat was also known for its emblem, a green laughing sawfish. The laughing sawfish became the symbol of the 9th Flotilla after Lehmann-Willenbrock took command in March 1942.During 1941, a war correspondent named Lothar-Günther Buchheim joined U-96 for a single patrol. His orders were to photograph and describe the U-boat in action for propaganda purposes. From his experiences, he wrote, "Die Eichenlaubfahrt" ("The Oak-Leaves Patrol") and a 1973 novel which was to become an international best-seller, Das Boot, followed in 1976 by U-Boot-krieg ("U-Boat War"), a nonfiction chronicle of the voyage. In 1981 Wolfgang Petersen brought the novel to the big screen with the critically acclaimed, Das Boot.
    U-331 was a Type VIIC U-boat. On 25 November 1941, north of Sidi Barrani, U-331 fired three torpedoes into the British Queen Elizabeth-class battleship HMS Barham. As the ship rolled over, her magazines exploded and she quickly sank[7] with the loss of 861 men, while 395 were rescued.[8] U-331 returned to Salamis on 3 December, where her commander von Tiesenhausen was subsequently promoted to Kapitänleutnant and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.[9]

    U-977
    was a Type VIIC U-boat which escaped to Argentina after Germany's surrender. The submarine's voyage to Argentina led to many legends and apocryphal stories: that it had transported Adolf Hitler or Nazi gold to South America, that it had made a 66-day passage without surfacing or that it had made a secret voyage to Antarctica.

    U-978 was a World War II German Type VIIC U-boat operated by the Kriegsmarine. She holds the distiniction of having completed the longest underwater patrol of World War II.
    U-978
    survived the war as did her whole crew, and was surrendered at Trondheim on 8 May 1945.