Kleinst-Uboottyp XXXII

Wurger

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Hello :),

let me show a drawing I found in a russian book, "Chudo Orujie Tretego Reixa".
The author calls it a "Walross", Walrus in english, but crossing it`s characteristics with data on Eberhard Roessler`s "Geschichte des Deutschen Ubootbaus", band 2, page 469, It most probably matches the "Kleinst-Uboottyp XXXII", Type XXXII mini-submarine. Larger than the "Seehund", it would have the same propulsion plant. Notice the torpedo arrangement not below the hull, as usual.
 

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nice find wurger i had always thought it was based on the seehund but this looks more like a biber derivative.
 

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To Wurger: Thanks for this drawing !
I am searching for a drawing of the "Tümmler" ?

Many greetings
 

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Hi guys :),

nice to have Kriegsmarine fans around here. On the Type XXXII, probably a bit of "Biber" and "Seehund". Regarding the "Tümmler", I do not know about any drawings. Roessler does mention the project, but no pics.
 

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Looks like an improved Seehund. Having the torpedoes at the top allows them to be reloaded without removing the mini-sub from the water, assuming a radical stern down attitude or using divers. That is it makes it a lot easier to do tied up beside a wharf!
 
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