- Length: 191mm, beam: 18.2mm
- Photo etch parts included
- Decals included
- Name plate included
- 3 x marking options
- Paint call outs for Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
- 2010 boxing of the 2009 new tooled kit
Due to the limited fuel capacity of the Type VIIA U-Boat, the Type VIIB were built between 1936 & 1940 with an additional 33 tons of fuel in external saddle tanks which added another 2500 miles of range at 10 knots surfaced.
They were slightly faster than the VIIA, & had two rudders for even greater agility. The torpedo armament was improved as well by moving the aft tube to the inside of the boat. Now an additional aft torpedo could be carried below the deck plating of the aft torpedo room (which also served as the electric motor room) & two watertight compartments under the upper deck could hold two additional torpedoes, giving it a total load out of 14 torpedoes.