Cruel Seas Kriegsmarine E-boat flotilla

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Please note this is a pre-order product and is due to be released early December. Any other products ordered at the the same time will be held until it is ready to go!

The Schnellboat or ‘E Boat’ as the British Admiralty called them, E for enemy, was a truly formidable beast, in many ways incomparable in detail to the other nation’s boats.

In sheer size alone, the E boat was much, much bigger. Allied boats tended to be 70-80 feet in length, the E boat 115 feet long, and the laws of physics, though complex, favour a larger hull for speed over a shorter one.

German engineering also gave them another advantage, as when speed reached 25 knots, a crank mechanism when turned moved 2 side rudders to flare, symmetrically outward at 30 degrees, creating an air-filled hollow space, the so-called Lürssen effect. This gave three distinct advantages, greater speed, a reduction in the tell-tale wake of the speeding boat, and finally settled the boat in a more efficient plane, leaving the vessel shallower in the water, most useful in mine and torpedo infested waters and remarkable for a boat weighing in at 100 tons!

Contains: six E-boats (3x S-38 & 3x S-100)


Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

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Collections: Warlord Games

Category: Cruel Seas

Type: Blood Red Skies

Vendor: Warlord Games


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