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DKM Type XXIII U-Boat
DKM Type XXIII U-Boat
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by: Harry [ HARRY_AT_BFM ]


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History


The Type XXIII U-boat was first launched on April 17, 1944, with a total of 61 by wars end. None of the Type XXIII where sunk by the allies. The last two ships to be sunk by the DKM, were sunk by U-2336 on May 7, 1945

DKM Type XXIII U-Boat


DKM Type XXIII U-Boat
Model No. 05907
Scale 1/144

The DKM Type XXIII U-Boat kit consists of three sprues with a total of thirty-four plastic parts. Some of which are not used depending on which of the three subs you are planning on constructing. The separate conning towers are provided in the kit for U-2322, U-2326 and U-2360.

Conclusion


This is a great little kit. No photo etch or decals are provided with the kit. The ladder needed on the front of the coning tower can be made from brass rod.
SUMMARY
Highs: Crisp sharp detail. No sink marks
Lows: No PE or decals
Verdict: I will be building this kit on the site in the coming days.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:144
  Mfg. ID: 05907
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 04, 2017
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.78%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 84.63%

About Harry (Harry_at_BFM)
FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES

I am retired and started BattleFleet Models (BFM) in 2003. A small resin ship and accessories company. Dealing in 1/700 and 1/350 Auxiliary Ships and Docks. I scratch build all of the masters, except for the masters given to me by my fellow ship enthusiasts. I also do commission builds. I have...

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I wish they would to one in 1/72
AUG 07, 2017 - 09:46 AM
They do have them. Special Hobby #72001 Alanger #04005 Are still in production.
AUG 07, 2017 - 10:26 AM
I didn't know that. thanks I will look into those.
AUG 09, 2017 - 03:57 AM
Too bad about the lack of decals or photoetch in this kit... but the three conning tower options included are really cool!
OCT 04, 2017 - 12:47 AM
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