U-48 was the most
successful commissioned U-boat of the WWII. During
her two years of active service, she undertook a
total of 12 patrols and sank 53 ships with a
combined total of 321,000 tons. She was very fast
and agile, thanks to her dual rudders. She could
patrol for approximately a month at a time, giving
her a range comfortably across the North Atlantic.
U-48'S successes include
51 ships sunk for a total of 306.875 GRT,
1 warship sunk for a total of 1.060 tons, and
3 ships damaged for a total of 20.480 GRT
Unlike many other
U-boats, which during their service lost men due to
accidents and various other causes, U-48 did not
suffer any casualties. She was scuttled on 3 May,
1945 off Neustadt, Germany.
All parts are wood and metal. The making of
the numerous fine rectangular holes on the wooden
deck (not brass etching) is an absolute art.
Also note the realistic rust appearance that can
only created by the
43.5" L x 11 T x 4 W.
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