Highly detailed 1/150 scale assembly model kit of the World War II era Type IX U-boat of the German Kriegsmarine (“War Navy”). The Type IX U-boat was derived from the Type IA U-Boat with improved range for sustained deployments. Fitted with six torpedo tubes (4 bow and 2 stern) and carrying up to 22 torpedoes, the Type IX U-Boats were indeed a menace to allied convoys in the Atlantic during the Second World War. This 1/150 scale assembly kit by Academy features the Type IXB variant, the most successful model of the Type IX U-Boats, with each boat averaging a total of over 100,000 tones of allied ships sunk. Famous U-Boat aces such as G?nther Hessler (Commander, U-107) and Reinhard Hardegen (Commander, U-123) carried out their most successful missions in Type IXB U-Boats. This 1/50 scale kit can be built as a static display model or a motorized, diving submarine, and the kit include a RE-280 electric motor and lead weights for the hull for the diving version. A simple display stand with nameplate is included for the static version.