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U 31 was a class of U-boat built during World War I by the Kaiserliche Marine as an 0cean-going diesel-powered torpedo attack boats class. U 31 U-boats carried 6 torpedoes and were originally armed with one 3.5 in deck gun, which was replaced in 1916/17 by a 4.1 in deck gun. They carried a crew of 35, displaced 674 long tons (surfaced), with an overall length of 211 feet, and had a cruising range of around 8,790 nautical miles.Among this class was the famous SM U-35, which operated in the Mediterranean Sea during World War I. It ended up being the most successful U-boat participating in the war sinking 224 ships for a total of 539,741 tons. Her longest serving captain was Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, who is famous for scrupulous adherence to prize rules, allowing crews of enemy merchant ships to board their lifeboats and giving them directions to the nearest port before sinking their ships. Under his command, U-35 claimed to have sunk 195 ships, making him the most successful submarine commander in history.
Below are the 11 commissioned U-boats of this type.
U 31, U 32, U 33, U 34, U 35, U 36, U 37, U 38, U 39, U 40, and U 41. 

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

We offer our Type 31 U-boat Models in several poplular 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 U 31 Class U-boat Models

$725.00

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