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Revell type 7c to 7b conversion

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sithman    72

I thought I might try here for an expert on German WWII  subs.   I have scoured the internet and have several  German books with construction drawings BUT I just can't figure out U-99's sail configuration.


  U-99 was a type viib and I have read ( and in fact my blueprints bear this out) that type viib's had the ugly external air intakes on the tower as compared to the more hidden ones inside the tower of viic's.


  So I started building these ducts but then found several pictures purporting to be U-99 ( at least two of which came from someone who knew and extensivly interviewed Otto Kretschmer) and they do not show this feature.   The boats in the pictures all have the horseshoe on the tower but there were of course others using this symbol.


Does anyone know for sure (yeah I kmow it's not possible) if U-99 had the external ductwork or some other configuration?


Thank you in advance



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sithman    72

I have gone there time and again for all kinds of information and yet it never occured to me to go to the forum:o

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Sadly its a case of going with your gut feeling. As soon as you present it someone will give you the answer you needed all along. You're darned if you do ... darned if you dont. I wish you the best of luck trying to find your needed information.  

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whitestar12chris    2,250

Hi try this link, a bit hit or miss but there are photos on there.




theres also a facebook link now


they may be able to help.


Thats a major undertaking converting a revell VII C, different saddle tank sizes for a start.

Not thought of getting the Amati 1/72 VII B, which builds up as U-49?


All the best Chris

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