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ORP Sokol (Falcon) U-class polish navy submarine 1/400 Mirage 40428

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Brand: Mirage Hobby
Product Code: MIRAGE40428
Date Added: 05.07.2009
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ORP Sokol (Falcon) U-class polish navy submarine
1/400 military scale plastic model kit
Mirage 40428

Manufacturer: Mirage Hobby (Poland)
Scale: 1/400
Material: Plastic
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box

ORP Sokół (Falcon) was a U-class submarine (formerly HMS Urchin (N97)) built by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness. Shortly after launching in September 1940 she was to be commissioned by the Royal Navy as HMS Urchin, but instead was leased to the Polish Navy due to a lack of experienced submarine crews. A sister boat to Dzik, both boats operated in the Mediterranean from Malta, where they became known as the Terrible Twins.



Polish U class submarine ORP Sokół as seen in Malta, possibly in
Career (United Kingdom) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Urchin
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 9 December 1939
Launched: September 30, 1940
Recommissioned: August 3, 1946
Decommissioned: December 1948
Fate: Scrapped September 1949
Career Polish Navy Ensign
Name: ORP Sokół
Commissioned: January 19, 1941
Decommissioned: returned to Royal Navy July 27, 1945
Fate: scrapped 1949
General characteristics
Displacement:

Surfaced - 540 tons standard, 630 tons full load


Submerged - 730 tons
Length: 58.22 m (191 ft)
Beam: 4.90 m (16 ft 1 in)
Draught: 4.62 m (15 ft 2 in)
Propulsion:

2 shaft diesel-electric
2 Paxman Ricardo diesel generators + electric motors

615 / 825 hp
Speed:

11.25 knots (20.8 km/h) max surfaced


10 knots (19 km/h) max submerged
Complement: 27-31
Armament:

4 bow internal 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes - 8 - 10 torpedoes


1 - 3-inch (76 mm) gun
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