BRAND NEW 1/125 SCALE WWII GERMANY NAVY U-BOAT SUBMARINE SOLID WOOD DESK TOP DISPLAY MODEL WITH WALNUT AND METAL STAND AND ORIGINAL FOAM PADDED FACTORY SEALED BOX. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany wood and resin composite materials, by The Toys & Models Corporation’s (TMC). Their skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail have hand-carved and hand-painted each model airplane, with great concern for exact accuracy. This 1/125 -scale U-Boat Submarine Model the definitive version of the WWII Germany Navy – makes a great gift for any naval military buff or history fan. The submarine model measures approximately 17.50″ in length, has a 1.60″ beam and includes a display stand with a mahogany base. A Short History about the Germany Navy U-Boat Submarine. The Armistice terms of 1918 required Germany to surrender all its U-boats, and the Treaty of Versailles forbade it to possess them in the future. In 1935, however, Adolf Hitlers Germany repudiated the treaty and forcefully negotiated the right to build U-boats. Britain was ill-prepared in 1939 for a resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare, and during the early months of World War II the U-boats, which at that time numbered only 57, again achieved great successes. The first phase, during which the U-boats generally operated singly, ended in March 1941, by which time many merchant ships were sailing in convoy, trained escort groups were becoming available, and aircraft were proving their effectiveness as anti-U-boat weapons. In the next phase the Germans, having acquired air and U-boat bases in Norway and western France, were able to reach much farther out into the Atlantic, and their U-boats began to operate in groups (called wolf packs). One U-boat would shadow a convoy and summon others by radio, and then the group would attack, generally on the surface at night. These tactics succeeded until radar came to the aid of the escorts and until convoys could be given continuous sea and air escort all the way across the Atlantic in both directions. In March 1943, as in April 1917, the Germans nearly succeeded in cutting Britains Atlantic lifeline, but by May escort carriers and very-long-range reconnaissance bombers became available. After the U-boats lost 41 of their number during that month, they withdrew temporarily from the Atlantic. The item comes from a non-smoking environment. Great Customer Service Is My #1 Priority! The item “German U-Boat Submarine Desk Top Display Sub Wood 1/125 WW2 Navy War Ship Model” is in sale since Tuesday, September 22, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “bordi20″ and is located in Fairfield, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines
- Country of Manufacture: United States