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    German Type XXIII U-Boat 05908

    Model:05908
    The proportional model:1:144
    Browse the number:8605

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    Product introduction:
           The development of the Type XXIII was given very high priority. To reduce development time, Dr. Walter designed the new boat based on the previous Type XXII prototype. By June, 1943, the initial design was ready and construction began in parallel at several shipyards in Germany, France, Italy and German occupied USSR. The Type XXIII had an all welded hull design, and was the first submarine in the world to use a single hull design. For the power plant, the Type XXIII used the MWM RS-348 diesel engine, which was already in use as a diesel generator aboard the Type IXDs. The electric motor was the AEG GU 4463/8, which was a simplified version of the electric motors employed on the Type VIIs. Handling wise, the Type XXIII proved to be an excellent boat, which was highly maneuverable both on the surface and underwater. Crash dive time was a quick 9 seconds. Construction of this advanced submarine faced a logistical nightmare. Many disruptions were caused by Allied land advances, constant aerial bombings, material and manpower shortages. Of the 280 submarines ordered, only 61 had entered service.
    Item No    05908
    Item Name    German Type XXIII U-Boat
    Bar Code    9580208059082
    Scale    1:144
    Item Type    Static Kit
    Model Brief    Length: 265mm   Beam: 130mm
    Total Parts    32pcs
    Metal Parts    n/a
    Photo Etched Parts    n/a
    Film Parts    n/a
    Resin Parts    n/a
    Total Sprues    3 sprues
    Paint Schemes    German Type XXIII U-Boat
    Released Date    2009-05
    More Features    This box contains parts to make one submarine in any one of the 3 variants bridge