Bronco CB35104 1/35 German Type XXIII U-Boat Coastal Submarine.
"German Type XXIII submarines were the first so-called elektroboats to become operational. They were small coastal submarines designed to operate in the shallow waters of the North Sea, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea, where larger Type XXI Elektro boats were at risk in World War II. They were so small they could carry only two torpedoes, which had to be loaded externally. As with their far larger sisters -the Type XXI- they were able to remain submerged almost all of the time and were faster than conventional U-boats, due to the improved streamlining of their shape, batteries with larger capacity and the snorkel, which allowed the diesel engines to be used while submerged. The Type XXI and XXIII U-boats revolutionized post-war submarine design. Nearly a thousand Type XXIII boats were projected towards the close of World War II, but most of these were either cancelled, scrapped incomplete or only projected." - Wikipedia.
"This 1/35th scale submarine model of a German type XXIII will, I am sure, attract a few members from all areas of the hobby regardless of their usual area of interest with it being in such a popular scale. The large size and ease of construction are all strong points for this model, and will make an eye catching build when on display... I highly recommend this model to anyone with an inkling for a large and impressive looking model." Darren Baker - modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net
"Out of the box, this is a very nice kit and I have even seen it turned to RC and dive able. It is also a superb pallet for the super detailer and it is BIG. Highly recommended to all sub fans everywhere." Dave Morrissette - web.ipmsusa3.org
Notes & Tips:
* Includes a scale model which requires assembly, this is not a toy.
* Ages 14 and over.
* Choking hazard: Contains small parts.
* Actual model may vary from images.
* Does not include tools, cement or paints.
* Some modelling experience recommended.