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Offline 42rocker

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Several questions on the Rev kits.

1st CMK internal sub kits -- Will the CMK kits fit into the VIIC/41 subs??  CMK72002 Torpedo section and the others??

2nd What is the major differences between the VIIC and the VIIC/41. Besides the thicker pressure hull and the lighter machinery.
Conning tower would be one of the areas of course.

Glenn used a VIIC/41 in his build of his Great U-673 (a VIIC) build.

Any info/thoughts would be great.

Thanks

Later Tim

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Re: VIIC vs VIIC/41 Rev 05015 vs Rev 05045 Questions?? Help?
« Reply #1 on: 15 Apr , 2018, 02:07 »

2nd What is the major differences between the VIIC and the VIIC/41. Besides the thicker pressure hull and the lighter machinery.
Conning tower would be one of the areas of course.


The major differences between the VIIC and the VIIC/41 is the pressure hull thinkness. I believe all VIIC/41 had the Atlantic Bow and “planked deck”. You cannot use the conning tower casting to tell the boats apart. I believe there not one thing on the outside that can tell you that it is a VIIC/41, unless you measured certain things.

Simon
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Re: VIIC vs VIIC/41 Rev 05015 vs Rev 05045 Questions?? Help?
« Reply #2 on: 15 Apr , 2018, 06:11 »
Simon
Thank You for that info on the lack of outside differences. That will help a lot with my planning.

Thanks

Later Tim

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Re: VIIC vs VIIC/41 Rev 05015 vs Rev 05045 Questions?? Help?
« Reply #3 on: 15 Apr , 2018, 10:11 »
The reason why was, many of the VIIC/41 upgrades were added to the ‘late war VIICs’. However, I have noted a trend that the German were more likely add the newer elements to the VIIC/41 like newer versions of radar, radar detector, Alberich, Balkongerät, Diesel Exhaust Outlets Style, Late DF Style, SCHNORCHEL Head Style, SCHNORCHEL Anti-radar Coating, Radar Casting and 3.7 CM gun mount.

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Re: VIIC vs VIIC/41 Rev 05015 vs Rev 05045 Questions?? Help?
« Reply #4 on: 17 Apr , 2018, 06:20 »
... and like Simon says  (yeh, I know... "ha ha")  the shape of the Atlantic Bow was different than "regular" bows.
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