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New Revell U-Boot Type IX C

And here I am presenting the upcoming 1/72 Revell U-Boot type IX-C to our fine readers and submarine fans. These are pictures of the first test shot from Revell of Germany.

The Type IX U-boat was designed by Germany in 1935 and 1936 as a large ocean-going submarine for sustained operations far from the home support facilities. Type IX boats were briefly used for patrols off the eastern United States in an attempt to disrupt the stream of troops and supplies bound for Europe.

The extended range came at the cost of longer dive times and decreased maneuverability, which is why the smaller Type VII was produced in greater numbers and used for the bulk of operations. It was derived from the Type IA, and appeared in various sub-types.

Jeannette Valle
Jeannette Valle

Jeannette has been working with semiconductors companies for the last 17 years. Active in Christian Spanish ministries around the Twin Cities. Avid but selective collector of Coca Cola memorabilia.

  • “Sniper”

    hello there back at you—like the pictures of the IX-c. so far i have built the “Gato” class and the Japanese “suicide” submarines. i am thinking of getting the IX-c. it looks interesting. i have also built the Elco P.T. boat ( late version ) and the German S-100. both great models. although i have been building models since 1957 i still consider myself an amateur. none of them will ever win any contests, but, i like them. i look forward to any help you might like to give me. i will watch for you in my e-mail. many thanks Phil