Führungsboot 42 (Fühbo 42) Assault boat , 28mm (1:56 scale)

A resin model of the WWII German Führungsboot 42 (Fühbo 42) Assault boat.

This is a version of the Sturmboot 42 with AA MG 151/20, used (from 1944 onwards) by the KüstenJägers.

Made from P.U. resin, unpainted.  Figures not included.

Approximate weight: 175g

Length : 10.23 inches (26cm), Width: 2.36 inches (6cm)

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Due to the limited capacity of the Sturmoboot  39, the Deutche Pionieren designed a heavy assault boat  for coastal operations (Operation Sea Lion , Unternehmen Seelöwe). By the 1941 the first prototype of the Stubo42 was tested at the Lake Konstanz. 

The Stubo42 was 14.5m  length, 3 meters wide and had a draft of 0.65 m. It was powered by two Vomag diesel engines with 250 hp each. The boat had a weight of 9.5 t and carried 3 crewman and up to 40 men with life jackets.

Sourse: lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de

By mid 1942 there were about 50 Sturmboot42, most of them used by the Küstenjägers and Langungspioniers in the operations in the Mediterranean and Aegean see, Malta, Corsica and Sardinia, and North of Africa campaigns.

 

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