German submarine U-99
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box
German submarine U-99 was a Type VIIB U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down on 31 March 1939 at the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft in Kiel as yard number 593. She was launched on 12 March 1940 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Otto Kretschmer and was assigned to the 7th U-boat Flotilla based in Kiel and later in St Nazaire.
U-99 was one of the most successful German U-boats in the war, sinking 38 ships for a total tonnage of 244,658 GRT of Allied shipping in eight patrols. She damaged five more ships and took one vessel as a prize.On 18 June, U-99 departed Kiel for operations in the North Sea west of NorwayShe was attacked by an Arado Ar-96 seaplane from the German battleship Scharnhorst, having been mistaken for a British submarine. Two days later, U-99 was attacked by two aircraft; minor damage was inflicted.On 29 June, she was attacked by British aircraft. A crash dive was carried out with the result that the boat hit the seabed, causing some damage which was able to be repaired.On 25 July, U-99 departed Lorient for the North Atlantic. Four ships were sunk and three others damagedOn the 31st, the escorts of Convoy OB 191 dropped 20 depth charges on the boat without effect. Later that evening, a flying boat also attacked her, again without causing any damage.