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Type II-A U-Boat (updated)
Minifig-scale MOC of a German Type-IIA U-Boat from World War II
About this creation
Having built the Flower-Class Corvette, our remaining piece count was low. Fortunately we discovered that Germany had a class of very small U-Boats which fought during World War II, the Type-II.

This is a minifig-scale MOC of a Type-IIA U-Boat. Given that it is cobbeled together from leftover parts, it is somewhat uninspired in its modelling and less than meticulous in its attention to detail. But it hits the high points, and provides the Flower corvette a worthy adversary.

The MOC opens at the waterline, providing access to the living area in the lower section, while the top can be used to model the submarine when surfaced.

Updated 9/24/2010: some minor updates. Re-built the superstructure. It isn't really any more detailed (in all the pictures I see, it pretty much looks like a smooth cylinder), but cleaned it up considerably. Also corrected from one to two props.

Old pics (interior is still the same...):

The Type-II boats were submarines Germany built in the 1930's as it reestablished its navy. They were small, lightly armed and had a very short range. Nevertheless they were used as front-line fighters off Britain and Norway through 1940, before moving to use as training vessels. Several were also disassembled and sent to fight the Soviet Union in the Black Sea.

They carried an armament of five torpedoes (three tubes) and a 20mm antiaircraft gun.


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  January 8, 2012
Very nice u-boat! Good job! Can you come see my u-boat?
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  May 14, 2011
Awesome! This is so cooool!!!!
  March 12, 2011
Nice sub, a little bit square shaped on the roof, but nice! And you took time to make an interior! Please come and check my sub!
Fred Miracle
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Manthan Dutta
  October 1, 2010
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  September 3, 2010
Yes it was definitely constrained by the pieces we had left. Size-wise it is close--these were VERY small U-Boats. It came in at 1:48 scale in length, which is in the ballpark. But I was hoping for more like 1:42, so probably it should have been 16 studs longer or so. Just no more brick! The detail work definitely suffered from lack of material too. But maybe I will muster the resolve to revisit the topside :)
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  September 3, 2010
Well done! A bit more size, but I guess thats a problem for most large creations... Well, you did a good job with what space you had, nice interior detail, maybe a bit more uptop. =)
By Fred Miracle
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