Super detailed and large 1/72 scale model kit of the famous German U-Boat ("Unterseeboot" or "Undersea Boat"), a military submarine operated by the German Navy in World War I and World War II. U-boats were highly successful in destroying Allied supply and merchant shipping in both world wars, and it wasn't until the Allies adopted the convoy system in World War II, in which merchant ships were grouped together and protected by a screen of escort vessels, that U-Boat menace was finally tamed. The German Kriegsmarine ("War Navy") further developed U-Boats in the Second World War, leading to a new generation of more technologically advanced U-Boats such as the Type VII, which was by far the most produced type. This big 1/72 scale model kit depicts the Type VIIC U-Boat, the workhorse of German U-Boat fleet. The kit features highly detailed reproduction of hull with rivets and welds, a new fin variant with "large glasshouse", Atlantic stem-post and changes to midship section of the hull faithfully reproduced, optional open or closed torpedo hatches, movable rudder and hydroplanes, retractable periscope, detailed FuMO antenna with shaft, detailed 20mm twin anti-aircraft gun on a rotary mount, detailed 37mm anti-aircraft cannon with protective shield, reproduction of 4 pressure tanks on upper deck, deflector antenna and insulators, and display stand with decals for U-Boats: U-997, U-995, U-295, U-324, U-307, U-1023, U-1002, and U-1105.