COBI U-96 U-Boat TYP VIIC (4847)
The new COBI U-96 U-Boat TYP VIIC (4847) includes 444 lego compatible parts and a display stand. The COBI U96 Boat is perfect for displaying as its 1:144th scale is well suited for placement on desks and bookshelves. The COBI U-Boat U-96 features a hull ripper on the front and other small details like a deck gun and periscopes etc.
The COBI U-96 is significant as it is the submarine that inspired the best selling novel, Das Boot. read more below to learn more.
How big is the COBI U-96?
The COBI UBOAT is 18.3″ long, 1.6″ wide and 5″ tall.
COBI U-96 U-Boat TYP VIIC (4847) History:
German submarine U-96 was a Type VIIC U-boat of the German Navy (Kriegsmarine) during World War II. Her keel was laid down on 16 September 1939, by Germaniawerft, of Kiel as yard number 601. She was commissioned on 14 September 1940, with Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrockin command. Lehmann-Willenbrock was relieved in March 1942 by Oberleutnant zur See Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel, who was relieved in turn in March 1943 by Oblt.z.S. Wilhelm Peters. In February 1944, Oblt.z.S. Horst Willner took command, turning the boat over to Oblt.z.S. Robert Rix in June of that year. Rix commanded the boat until 15 February 1945.
During autumn 1941, war correspondent Lothar-Günther Buchheim joined U-96 for her seventh patrol. This experience was the basis for his 1973 bestselling novel Das Boot, which was adapted into the 1981 Oscar-nominated film of the same name.
For more information on this famous U-Boat, please check out this link to Wikipedia.
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