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The Type XVII U-boats (also known as Walter Boats) were mainly research boats destined as small coastal submarines which used Hellmuth Walter's high test peroxide propulsion system, which offered a combination of air-independent propulsion and high submerged speeds. In the early 1930s Hellmuth Walter had designed a small, high-speed submarine with a streamlined form propelled by high test peroxide and in 1939 he was awarded a contract to build an experimental vessel, the 80 ton V-80. Following the success of the V-80's trials, an initial order was placed in summer 1942 for four Type XVIIA development submarines. The Type XVIIA submarines were found to be very hard to handle at high speed, and were plagued by numerous mechanical problems. Improvements were implemented and construction of twelve operational Type XVII submarines - the Type XVIIB was authorized, but only three were actually constructed.
Type XVIIA
Wa 201 - Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
U-792
U-793
Wk 202 - Germaniawerft, Kiel
U-794
U-795
Type XVIIB - Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
U-1405
U-1406 
U-1407 - scuttled May 1945, raised, repaired and served as HMS Meteorite until 1949

Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

We offer our Type XXVII U-boat Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our U-boat models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes  pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.

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Type XXVII Class U-boat Models

$800.00

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