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U-511 - IX B Turm I + WG42 German Submarine WWII 1/400 Mirage 40042

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Brand: Mirage Hobby
Product Code: MIRAGE40042
Date Added: 09.08.2010
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U-511 - IX B Turm I + WG42
1/400 military submarine scale plastic model kit
Mirage 40042

DECALS included

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

German submarine U-511 was a Type IXC U-boat of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 21 February 1941 at the Deutsche Werft yard at Hamburg, launched on 22 September 1941, and commissioned on 8 December 1941 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Friedrich Steinhoff.

After training with 4. Unterseebootsflottille, from May 1942 U-511 was used for testing the possibility of launching Wurfkörper 42 30 cm (12 in) artillery rockets from U-boats. A rack of six rockets were mounted on deck, and were successfully launched while on the surface and while submerged up to a depth of 12 metres (39 ft). However, the rockets were not particularly accurate, and the racks on the deck had a negative effect on the U-boat's underwater handling and performance, so the project was abandoned.

The U-boat was attached to 10. Unterseebootsflottille for front-line service on 1 September 1943. In that role she carried out four war patrols, two commanded by Kptlt. Steinhoff, and two by Kptlt. Fritz Schneewind, sinking five ships totalling 41,373 gross register tons (GRT) and damaging one of 8,773 GRT.

The U-boat was transferred to Japan on 16 September 1943 and served in the Imperial Japanese Navy as submarine RO-500 until August 1945 when she surrendered to the Allies. The submarine was scuttled in the Gulf of Maizuru by the United States Navy on 30 April 1946.

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