Schnellboot S-100 Premium Edition Plastic Model Boat Kit (5603)
Schnellboot Crew - 10 Figures (5607)
The world’s biggest 1:35 Scale plastic model kit!
Italeri German Schnellboot S100 Plastic Model Ship Kit
Scale: 1:35 Length: 999mm
This Italeri plastic ship kit is an accurate scale representation of a German fast attack craft used as a torpedo boat during World War II.
- Detailed Photographic Reference Manual to help you add realism to your finished model.
- Over 500 detailed parts.
- Large sheet of 90 photo etched parts.
- 4 Torpedoes, 2 in launch tubes.
- Pre-punched acetate sheet of 22 window parts.
- Display base.
- Decals allowing you to choose from two different Schnellboot versions.
- Booklet containing photos of real life Schnellboot.
A pack of 10 Italeri Schnellboot crew members are also available to make your Schnellboot even more realistic!
The history of the Schnellboot S-100
Among the various stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 was a severe limitation of German naval construction. Small craft were not covered by these stipulations and resulted in the development of motor torpedo boats starting in the late 1920s. The design was based on a civil yacht which was, however, modified to be able to transport two torpedoes: the S-1. The evolution of the design continued until it reached, in its most advanced models, 35 meters in length and a weight of a 100 metric tons. The construction was composite, with aluminium beams and wooden planking. The characteristic ironclad deckhouse appeared with the S-100 model and was a necessary response to increased Allied air superiority and to the intensified low flying air attacks. The boats were primarily used to attack allied ships in the coastal areas of the British Isles, but were also used for operations in the Mediterranean and Black seas, usually under the cover of dark. Starting in 1943, after a great part of the Kriegsmarine had been either destroyed or immobilised, these motor torpedo boats were among the few vessels still in the water and able to perform military operations, exposing them to a progressively increasing number of battles and the consequent grave losses.