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Type XIV U-boats
Image: Type XIV
- circa 1941 -


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Type XIV specifications


220 ft 2 in
Beam   30 ft 8 in
Displacement  1,688 tons (1,932 tons submerged)
Power Two 9-cylinder super-charged diesels
3,200 hp (diesel), 750 hp on batteries
Propulsion 2 screws, 1 rudder
Speed 15 knots surfaced, 6.2 knots submerged
Range 12,350 miles at 10 knots surfaced,
55 miles at 4 knots submerged
Dive depth 787 feet (theoretical crush depth)
Complement 53 - 60 men
Torpedoes No tubes, transported 4 torpedoes
Armament no deck gun, 37mm, 2 twin 20mm
Any Type XIV - custom model
built as per your chosen hull # and circa

Scale 1:120 / 22"
Price: $1599

1/3 deposit $533

Scale 1:84 / 32"
Price: $1899

1/3 deposit $633

Scale 1:60 / 44"
Price: $2199

1/3 deposit $733

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Fully assembled museum quality wooden desk-top display models custom built as to your designated circa including flagging and personalized brass plate.

The first of the wartime designs to reach production, the Type XIV U-boats were supply submarines designed from the outset as such and were intended to replace the modified Type IXd attack U-boats and the converted Type Xb minelayer U-boats that had been carrying the burden of replenishing U-boats at sea once the German surface navy could no longer safely do so. As such, the submarine (known as "Milchkuh" or "Milk Cow") was designed with a shorter but deeper hull and an increased capacity for external fuel bunkerage. Based on the successful Type VIIf design, the Type XIV could carry 4 spare torpedoes and over 400 tons of diesel fuel.

Ten Type XIV U-boats entered service from July 1941 to March 1943. The Type XIV had poor maneuverability and was slow to dive but was successful initially - until the combined efforts of Allied code breaking and air search led to the eventual loss of all 10 of the boats that had been launched (U-459 to U-464 and U-487 to U-490), with 3 of the boats being sunk in a six day period in July 1943. Construction that was occurring on three further Type XIV U-boats was halted (U-491 to  U-493) and they were broken up on the slipways in August 1943; while orders for another 11 were cancelled. At the same time a project for a larger supply submarine - the Type XX - was also cancelled.

Museum quality, fully assembled, desk-top display models of German Kriegsmarine U-boats hand-crafted from mahogany wood.
Every ship model is meticulously researched in the initial construction phase to fit your chosen circa and custom built to become a timeless work of art.

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