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Atlas Editions Submarines 7169-102
Type IXD U-Boat Diecast Model
German Navy, U-181, Germany, 1942

1:350 Scale   Length   Width
Type IXD U-Boat   9.75"   0.75"

German submarine U-181 was a Type IXD2 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 15 March 1941 at the DeSchiMAG AG Weser yard at Bremen as yard number 1021. She was launched on 30 December 1941 and commissioned on 9 May 1942 under the command of Kapitanleutnant Wolfgang Luth. After training with the 4th U-boat Flotilla at Stettin, U-181 was attached to the 10th flotilla for front-line service on 1 October 1942, then transferred to the 12th flotilla on 1 November. Under Luth's command she sailed on two long combat patrols in late–1942 and 1943, haunting the waters off South Africa and Mozambique and sinking 22 ships for a total of 103,712 tons, making Luth the second most successful U-boat commander of the war (after Otto Kretschmer) and earning him promotion to Korvettenkapitan and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. He went on to command the 22nd U-boat Flotilla.

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Atlas Editions Submarines

The Atlas Editions "Submarines" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of submarines in 1:350 scale.

Atlas "Submarines" diecast models feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Cut-away sections revealing interior details.
  • Display stand with metal name plate.

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