Aces of the ocean
The exploits of fighter pilots during WWII are flashy and well documented. By comparison, the efforts of U-Boat crews during the war are little talked about. This set honors four of the war’s most effective U-Boat commanders. Together, Schnee, Topp, Merten and Emmermann sank well more than 500,000 tons of Allied shipping. Their skill, luck and the qualities of their boats were so great that all four also survived the war. Limited edition kit combo features two types of submarine with decals for the vessels of the four U-Boat “Aces”.
Type VIIC Decal Options:
- German Navy U-201 Kapitänleutnant Adalbert Schnee
- German Navy U-552 Oberleutnant Erich Topp 7.U-Flotille
Type IXC Decal Options:
- German Navy U-68 Korvettenkapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten
- German Navy U-172 Kapitänleutnant Carl Emmermann