This Type VII-C/41 U-Boat is combined with period photographs to give people an idea about life on board a U-Boat. It was developed in close consultation with Capt. Hess and his officer's photo has been signed by him personally.
Period photographs show the U-Boat with its crew during World War II. This title includes the unique "Catch the Hat" unit logo as well as the U-boat Services badge. The cutaway is created from actual Kriegsmarine blueprints, and depicts U-995 in its current representation as a museum ship in Laboe, on the Kieler fjord by the Baltic Sea.
This fine six-layer cutaway accurately displays every compartment in amazing detail. Years of research have gone into the development and those who have seen the cutaway have praised its accuracy.
The highest level of quality in both work and materials is maintained to ensure museum quality cutaways. This integrity in both design and modeling skill has brought endorsements by many of the nation's museums, historical societies and memorial associations.
Original construction blueprints, photographs, deck plans, books and even advertising brochures are used to guarantee the accuracy of each cutaway. Approximately two months is then devoted to drawing the original multi-layer template for each item. Once the design work is complete, a computer-controlled laser is then used to cut and mark specially selected layers of basswood. After a layer has been cut, it is cleaned and carefully mounted to a baltic blue matte board. A total of six layers of basswood are hand assembled for each cutaway. When the cutaway is complete, it is then sealed behind glass in a cherry finish hardwood frame.
The framed size is 22.5" wide by 8.5" high.
Natural Basswood finish (as pictured) is mounted on a Baltic Blue matte and surrounded by a rich cherry finish frame.
Brass and Silver finishes are mounted on a black matte within a black frame which gives a very contemporary look.
Would make a wonderful gift for your submariner!