- Cobi Small Army WW2 Historical Collection
- 800 high quality blocks
- 1/100 Scale
- Completed Dimensions: 25.4” L x 2.36” W x 7.28” H
- Box Dimensions: 17.7” L X 12.0” W x 3.6” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 9 years and above.
U-boat is an anglicised version of the German word U-Boot [ˈuːboːt], a shortening of Unterseeboot. While the German term refers to any submarine, the English one (in common with several other languages) refers specifically to military submarines operated by Germany, particularly in the First and Second World Wars.
The Type VII was the “workhorse” of the U-boats with 709 completed in World War II. The VIIB had additional saddle tanks with gave it more range. German submarine U-48 was a Type VIIB U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II, and the most successful that was commissioned. During her years of active service, from 1939 to 1941, U-48 sank 55 ships for a total of 321,000 tons; she also damaged two more for a total of 12,000 tons over twelve war patrols conducted during the opening stages of the Battle of the Atlantic. U-48 was turned into a training vessel in 1941 and in was deemed unfit for further service in 1943. U-48 was eventually scuttled in the Bay of Lubeck on 3 May 1945.
This kit from COBI is of the U-Boot U-48 VIIB. The submarine kit features moveable rudder, dive planes and gun mount. The kit also comes with a stand.