Plastic model kit by BRONCO, for the construction of German submarine ‘Seehund’ XXVII B / B5 Midget Submarine of WW II, in 1/35 scale
Plastic kit from BRONCO, for the asembly of a German ‘Seehund’ XXVII B/B5 Midget Submarine of WW II, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, clear parts, P.E. parts, assembly instructions and decals.
Type XXVII "Barracuda" is a mini-attack submarine designed by Germany. Its concept was inspired by the British Type X mini-attack submarine which successfully attacked the battleship "Tirpitz" anchored in a German port in 1944. The'Barracuda' type has two crew members, driven by a 12-horsepower AEG torpedo electric engine and single-shaft propeller. The surface range at 3 knots is only 78 nautical miles, and the underwater range at 6 knots is only 40 nautical miles. The XXVII "Barracuda" type did not participate in any combat operations, but was used as its successor XXVIIB and XXVIIB5 "Sea Lion" mini attack submarine training crew. A later variant of the XXVII type is XXVIIB5, which is named after the "Seal" or type 127. Mainly redesigned for conventional diesel-electric propulsion. "Sea Lion" has a protruding platform in the center of the boat with a breathing tube, a guide for positioning, a periscope that can be raised and lowered, and a circular sonar that can assist in submerging 45 meters. It can carry one torpedo on each side of its hull. The "Sea Lion" has a speed of 7 knots (13 Km/h) on the surface and can cruise a range of 500 kilometers or 117 kilometers at a submerged speed of 4 knots (7.5 knots) per hour. The 10-meter-long liftable periscope on the boat makes it easy for the crew to observe enemy planes in the sky before they surface.