During World War II, the Kreigsmarine manufactured torpedo boats (Also known as S-Boats) at the Lurssen shipyard in Bremen. And Schlichting-Werft in Travemünde with long-range operational capability. Special structure with wedge spoiler at the stern enabled S-Boats to raise their bows in high-speed sailing with three Mercedes Benz MB501 in-line liquid-cooled 12-cylinder engines, each with a max 2000 HP.
The main armament of S-boats consisted of G7a steam-powered torpedoes, a total of four torpedoes were carried. Two 20mm AA guns at the stern provided secondary armament in 1940 when S-boats began service and eventually replaced by one 40mm Bofors AA gun in 1942. This is ALL NEW tooling 1/72 S-38B Torpedo Boat model. This is the first new unassembled plastic model of the Schnellboot S-38/1942 engineered with 2022 level of detail.
Finely detailed torpedoes and launch system with positional hatch cover for the launch tubes. Kit contains parts for a basic build and photoetch parts for a even more detail build.Optional build for a super detail ammo rack cabinet, deep charges rack, cabin windows and turn metal barrels included. This kit will fill a long missing void for the German Navy fast attack torpedo boat. Some Features of the kit. Newly tooled twin MG34 machine guns x 2 sets. Photoetch detail sheets x 5. Clear plastic die cut sheet x 1Decal Sheet x 1 Turn Brass barrels x 2. Paint and glue not included.