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German U-boot Type VIIc
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WW2 German U-boot/ U-boat of the Kriegsmarine
About this creation
As a collector of original U-boot memorabilia, this was an absolute must build!

This particular model was my very first and it has been through more face lifts and transformations than Michael!! It is based on the infamous Type VII boat.

The Type VII was responsible for all of the bad press and publicity back in the War time years, due to their relatively high speeds and nimbleness. Using the Wolf Pack attack scenario, they were able to inflict massive losses to shipping before silently slipping away into the darkness..

Type VIIc was a slightly modified version of the successful VIIB. They had basically the same engine layout and power (twin MAN 6 cylinder Supercharged Diesels, churning out 4400hp Max), but were slightly larger and heavier. The vast majority had 5 torpedo tubes, 4 at the bow and one at the stern (which mine is currently missing!).

The VIIc was the workhorse of the German U-boat force in World War 2 and boats of this type were being built throughout the War. The first VIIc boat being commissioned was the U-69 in 1940. The VIIc was an effective fighting machine and was seen in almost all areas where the U-boat force operated, although their range was not as great as the one of the larger IX types.

The VIIc came into service as the "Happy Times" were almost over and it was this boat that faced the final defeat to the Allied anti-submarine campaign in late 1943 and 1944.

Perhaps the most famous VIIc boat was the U-96 which is featured in the movie Das Boot.

I'm really pleased with the way this looks now, but I'm sure there is still a little room for a couple of tweaks here and there!

As with most of my models this isn't necessarily Mini-fig scale..




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   The length is a little over two feet long!



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   Ballast Tanks.



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   Rear Planes and Screws.



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   8,8cm Deck Gun and front hatch (non opening!)



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   Conning Tower with Attack and Sky Periscope, UDF Aiming sights and Compass..



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   Shot of the Conning Tower.



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   Rear..



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   Conning Tower.



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   ..and again.



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   Rear Screws and Planes..



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   New colour co-ordinated bottom end!!



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   Re-vamped and improved front end



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   This looks much better than before. What was I thinking!



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   Another..



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   Up close



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   Wish I was here!



Comments

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  August 14, 2014
Dude!! come see my new U-boat!! The type VIIB!
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  April 8, 2011
Nice u-boot Mack. Can you come see my u-boat?
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  March 12, 2011
Cool sub! Please come and check mine!
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  February 6, 2011
Amazing!!! Excellent detail, especially in the conning tower! =)
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  September 29, 2010
very nice U.Boat,not easy to build but great use of pieces with the conning tower,cheers
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  September 29, 2010
very nice U.Boat,not easy to build but great use of pieces with the conning tower,cheers
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  September 29, 2010
very nice U.Boat,not easy to build but great use of pieces with the conning tower,cheers
  September 26, 2010
I've changed my username from Patrick Spittler to LegoGenius 24:). So when you comment on my creations (if you do at all), Remember to comment on LegoGenius 24:)'s creations, not patrick spittler's.
  September 18, 2010
Cool! Way better than mine! Please comment on my Type VIIc U-Boat 358. Could you give me some tips on how to make mine look more real?
  October 29, 2009
Dude, Sweet! Thats pretty awesome!, check out my type IX.
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  May 26, 2009
that is really cool but make it wider 8 studs instead of 6
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  December 27, 2008
great detail,very good!!
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  September 21, 2006
very nice -- I especially like the conning tower; both the shape and the greebling.
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  September 21, 2006
Wow! Great moc, and this hasn't been said very often lately, so let me say: Congradulations on Moc of the day!
 
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