- Length: 219mm, beam: 19mm
- Photo etch parts included
- Decals included
- Name plate included
- 2 x marking options
- Paint call outs for Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
- 2010 boxing of the 2010 new tooled kit
Type IXB was an improved version of the type IX with increased range of 1500 nautical miles & slightly heavier. The designed was improved again in the IXC type. This type was the most successful overall with each boat averaging over 100,000 tons of sinking.
They had 22 torpedoes stored, which gave a determined U-Boat commander a serious striking power which could be used night after night against the same convoy, as was often the case. Perhaps the most famous IXB boat was U-123 under the command of Kptit. Hardegen which opened up the attack in the U.S. waters in early 1942 known as Operation Drumbeat.
U-107, under the command of Hessler, made the most successful convoy mission of the war over with close to 100,000 tons sunk out of Freetown, Africa.