Between the two world wars, several countries started programs to develop fast boats for their navies.
These were to be able to perform both patrol and attack tasks.
New engines and technical solutions guaranteed better performance and greater operational efficiency compared to the torpedo boats of the First World War.
The German Kriegsmarine developed the famous S-class fast attack boat in the 1930s.
Among the most famous fast attack boats is the S-38 version.
100 vessels were produced.
These had a length of 35 meters and a displacement of over 100 tons when fully loaded.
Thanks to their 12-cylinder Daimler-Benz engines, the S-38s could reach a speed of 39.5 knots.
Armed with two 53.3cm torpedo tubes, she had several types of defensive guns.
Some of the S-38s used the very popular 40mm Bofors gun.
It was captured by the Germans in the first years of the war and proved to be a very effective and powerful naval weapon, even more appreciated than the German weapons.
On the reliable technical basis of the S-38, the S-100 was developed a few years later.
Plastic model kit of a S-38 Schnellboot
- updated moulds
- More than 600 parts
- photoetched parts
- Decals for 3 boats: S-46, S-51 and S-105
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