:: MODELS AND DIORAMAS ::

~ TYPE VIIC SUBMARINE ~

The submarine depicted in the following pages is the U 201, commanded by Adalbert Schnee and stationed at Brest for maintenance in 1942.

Type VIIC Submarine - Conning Tower The conning tower as seen from larboard side. There is a 20-millimeter cannon on the rear platform and one 7.92-millimeter machine gun on the bridge, along with the two periscopes (for observation and attack) and the circular antenna of the radio direction finder.

Type VIIC Submarine - Conning Tower The conning tower as seen from starboard side.

Type VIIC Submarine - Conning Tower The conning tower as seen from a top-down aft-fore view.

Type VIIC Submarine - Deck cannon The 88-millimeter deck cannon and the photoengraved deck. The deck and the hull were populated by numerous holes to facilitate a quicker immersion, but this fashion greatly increased the noise signature and hydrodynamic drag of the submarine while in immersion.

Type VIIC Submarine - Deck cannon The deck cannon as seen from larboard side.

Type VIIC Submarine - Prow The prow as seen from starboard side. There is an array of acoustic sensors next to the protection of the hydroplane.

Type VIIC Submarine - Propellers and rudders The propellers, rudders and rear hydroplanes.

Type VIIC Submarine Starboard view of the U 201 showing the ballast tanks.

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