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U Boat Type VII B (for 3D Studio Max)
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• Uploaded on: 8/2/07
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• File Format: 3D Studio Max
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Type VII U-boats were the workhorses of the German World War II U-boot-waffe. Type VII was based on earlier German submarine designs, designed trough the Dutch dummy company Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw den Haag (I.v.S) (set up by Germany after World War I in order to maintain and develop German submarine know-how and to circumvent the limitations set by the Treaty of Versailles) and built by shipyards around the world; the Finnish Vetehinen class and Spanish Type E-1. These designs led to the Type VII along with Type I, the latter being built in AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, Germany. The production of Type I was cut down only after two boats, the reasons for this are not certain and range from political decisions to faults of the type. The design of the Type I was however further used in the development of the Type VII and Type IX. Submarines of the Type VII were the most widely used boats of the war and were the most produced submarine class in history, with over 700 built.
The type had several modifications. The only significant drawback of the VIIA was the limited fuel capacity, so 24 Type VIIB boats were built between 1936 and 1940 with an additional 33 tons of fuel in external saddle tanks which added another 2500 miles (4625 km) of range at 10 knots (19 km/h) surfaced. They were slightly faster than the VIIA, and had two rudders for even greater agility. The torpedo armament was improved as well by moving the aft tube to the inside of the boat. Now an additional aft torpedo could be carried below the deck plating of the aft torpedo room (which also served as the electric motor room) and two watertight compartments under the upper deck could hold two additional torpedoes giving it a total loadout of 14 torpedoes.
Type VIIB included many of the most famous U-boats of World War II, including U-48 (the most successful), Prien`s U-47, Kretschmer`s U-99, and Schepke`s U-100.
On the surfaced the boat was powered by two supercharged MAN, 6 cylinder, 4-stroke M6V 40/46 diesels giving a total of 2,800 to 3,200 bhp (2,400 kW) at 470 to 490 rpm. Submerged the boat was powered by two AEG GU 460/8-276 electric motors giving a total of 750 shp (560 kW) at 295 rpm.
The model contains four resolutions of the model, which are highly detailed and textured.
This model is a 3DMax model, saved in version 7 as a MAX file, and requires 3DMax or Gmax to open the model. It does not include any other formats to allow it to be opened in any other software. The model is mapped and textured.
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