Introducing the PANLOS 628011, a highly detailed submarine model kit that includes the torpedo cabin, electromechanical cabin, captain’s quarters, officer lounge, radio room, sonar room, engine room, crew quarters, and command room. What’s more, the top and left and right sides can be quickly disassembled, allowing you to easily view all of the intricate details. With 6,112 pieces and a size of 120 × 13 × 29 cm, this model provides a challenging and rewarding building experience for all who tackle it.
U-boats are submarines that were used by Germany during both World War I and World War II. The German word for submarine is “Untersee-boot,” which is abbreviated as U-boat. The designation U-552 refers to a Type VIIC submarine that was used by Germany during World War II. Lieutenant Erich Topp captained U-552, which entered service on December 4, 1940.
Throughout World War II, U-552 completed a total of twelve patrols and sank 28 Allied ships, including a US Navy destroyer and an aircraft carrier. It was also known for its Red Devil (Roter Teufel) emblem, which was the personal symbol of Captain Erich Topp, a fanatical Nazi party member. Captain Topp had the symbol painted on his helmet as well.