X-Craft was a Midget Submarine developed by the British Royal Navy for Special Warfare. The submarine with a 4 men crew, was 15.62 m long with a maximum diameter of 1.75 m and a displacement of 30 tons. It was powered by a 42 hp diesel engine for surface sailing and a 30 hp electrical power engine for submerged propulsion. The boat had 4 watertight compartments and had removable high explosive packs mounted on both sides of the hull.
On September 20, 1943, six X-Craft submarines were used in an attack on German warships in the port in Norway. Only 2 X-Craft succeed in detonating their loads and inflicted enough damage to German battleship Tirpitz and kept her out of commission until April, 1944.
Item No 63504
Item Name British HMS X-Craft Submarine
Bar Code 890781635047
Item Type Plastic Model Armor Kit
Model Brief Length: 448.5mm Beam:77.2 mm
Total Parts 130+
Metal Parts n/a
Photo Etched Parts 1 pc
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 5 sprues
Released Date 2015-01
More Features The kit consists of over 130 parts , includes 10 Photo etched parts
- contains display stand and name plate