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Atlas Editions Submarines 7169-118
Type XIV U-Boat Diecast Model
German Navy, U-487, Germany, 1943

1:350 Scale   Length   Width
Type XIV U-Boat   7.5"   1"

German submarine U-487 was a Type XIV supply and replenishment U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. Her keel was laid down 31 December 1941 by Germaniawerft in Kiel as yard number 556. She was launched on 17 October 1942 and commissioned on 21 December 1942 with Oberleutnant zur See Helmut Metz in command. On 13 July, U-487 was attacked in the central Atlantic by five United States Navy TBF Avengers and F4F Wildcats from the escort carrier USS Core. The U-boat's crew were taken by surprise, so much so that sunbathers were seen on the casing. One Wildcat was shot down, but 31 men were killed and the U-boat sunk. The 33 survivors were taken prisoner onboard USS Barker.

Type XIV U-Boat

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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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