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Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Avis Models (MicroMir) has announced the September 2016 release of AVSAVM3516, the German Midget Submarine Schwertwal 1 in 1/35 scale.
(According to Wikipedia): The Schwertwal 1 was a German miniature submarine design that reached the trial stage in late April 1945. It had a crew of two and was designed to have a high subsurface speed of around 20 knots. The high speed was archived by the use of a Walther turbine. The submarine carried an armament of two torpedoes. The submarine lacked a periscope and the pilot viewed the outside world through an acrylic glass dome. The prototype was scuttled at the end of World War II but was raised by the British Navy and examined before being scrapped. Design work for an even faster version began but the plans never left the drawing board.

The new minisub is listed by Hobbylink Japan at http://hlj.com/product/AVSAVM3516/Nav and can be preordered for 7,920 (about US$78.00).
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