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Amati's 1/72 scale
U-Boot Typ VIIB - U-41

by Jörg Fitzner, Andreas Duda
André Kröcher, Don Hinton


Type VII/B U-Boat - U-41
Training ship, Baltic Sea, 1939


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This is the old Amati multimedia kit of a German Typ VIIB submarine. The kit was produced in Italy. Scale is 1/72.

Unfortunately, the quality of this kit is absolutely bad, and many parts are inaccurate.

This project was a genuine multi-media affair, with the kit being made up of wood, metal, resin, plastic, harz and lead.

The model was painted using Tamiya Acrylic colors.



Long before the Revell 1/72 scale Typ VIIC submarine was released, three friends who were member of "Hans Grade" Model Club built this model together in Berlin.

We rebuilt some parts during assembly. Revell of Germany rented this model for the International Model Fair in Nuernberg 2003, for their display. This model was also at the 2003 IPMS UK Nationals at Telford.

One year later was the model was damaged during transport so we rebuilt it as new again, this time with support of our friend Don Hinton, IPMS Hawaii.

The Berlin Model Club and IPMS Hawaii "Battleship Row" closely co-operated for this project.


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Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939–45 (1)
New Vanguard 51
Author: Gordon Williamson
Illustrator: Ian Palmer
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: £8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 May 25, 2002
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841763632
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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2005 by Jörg Fitzner, Andreas Duda, André Kröcher, Don Hinton
Page Created 05 July, 2005
Last Updated 04 July, 2005

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