So, I’m back with another midget submarine this time the German Biber from WW2. I don’t know what it is with these submarines but they just appeal to me and I have the utmost respect for the men that operated them.
As for the model, I’m happy the way it turned out. I tried to keep the weathering to the Biber itself and less (some fresh scratches) on the torpedoes to give the illusion of a well-used submarine with new torpedoes for the next mission.
Her is some more information taken from the internet.
“The Biber was built in three sections which bolted together. The bow section contained nothing more than the main diving tank. Between the first and second bulkhead was the main compartment where the operator sat. The third compartment contained the after diving tank. Further development of the Biber was planned which included two-man versions (Biber II and Biber III), these were nothing more than drawing board projects.
From January through April 1945 the Molch and Biber midget boats went out on 102 sorties, lost 70 of their own and only sank 7 small ships with a total of 491 tons and damaged 2 for 15,516 tons.”
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