Narwhal Class Submarine Models

$870.00
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Originally referred to as “V Boats” the two submarines of the Narwhal class, SS-167 Narwhal and SS-168 Nautilus, were built between the World Wars and constituted “submarine cruisers” counterparts, partially inspired by German success with long-range submarine commerce raiders in World War I. Endurance, sea-keeping, increased torpedo capacity, and large deck guns were emphasized at the cost of high speed. Commissioned in 1930, the submarines emerged as too large and unwieldy for fully successful operation: slow to dive, hard to maneuver, and easy to detect. Early in the war, Narwhal and Nautilus was refitted with new diesels and four additional external torpedo tubes, but due their age and inherent design flaws, they never actually used during the war in the capacity for which they were designed, these submarines were employed primarily to deliver supplies to guerillas, and to transport commandos and coast watchers.

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

We offer our Narwhal Class Submarine 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 submarine 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 16-20 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.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.

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.

Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever!   Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.

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