Distributed by Fields of Glory Models. Why not try one of FoG diorama's to really showcase your models? Check out my other items. These are scale plastic model sets that require assembly and painting. They do not contain paints and glues unless otherwise stated.Among the various stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 was a severe limitation of German naval construction. Small craft were not covered by these stipulations and resulted in the development of motor torpedo boats starting in the late 1920s. The design was based on a civil yacht which was, however, modified to be able to transport two torpedoes: the S-1. The evolution of the design continued until it reached, in its most advanced models, 35 meters in length weighing in at 100 metric tons. Even room for secondary armaments was progressively increased.
The construction was composite, with aluminium beams and wooden planking. The characteristic ironclad deckhouse appeared with the S-100 model and was a necessary response to increased Allied air superiority and to the intensified low flying air attacks being flown. Starting in 1943, after great part of the Kriegsmarine had been either destroyed or immobilised, these motor torpedo boats were among the few vessels still in the water and able to perform military operations, exposing them to a progressively increasing number of battles and the consequent grave losses. Please wait for me to invoice you. If you are unable to pay within 7 days then please contact me.This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Models & Kits\Aircraft". The seller is "fogmodels" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, European Union, Canada.