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Type 7 towers versus Type 9

Postby subkraft » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:30 pm

A query for the U Boat experten.....I've got a great kit for a Turm 4 which I bought for my Robbe Type 7 and didn't use. Now I've acquired a Type 9 hull. Now, some Type 9's definately have a different tower....its broader, squarer across the front. My question is did the earlier Type 9's ever have the slimmer profile tower common to the Sevens?

Thanks for any ideas.....It'd be great to be able to use Turm 4 - made up all the railings for it....
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Re: Type 7 towers versus Type 9

Postby Tom Dougherty » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:06 pm

Repost this in the General section of the web site. This looks like a question for Jeff LaRue, our U-boat maven.
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Re: Type 7 towers versus Type 9

Postby JWLaRue » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:39 pm

I'd want to check through some of my reference books, but (from memory) all the towers on the Type IX's would have been at least slightly wider than those on a Type VII, even though the side profiles would be very, very similar.

Which model of the Turm IV do you have? Not all are actually the correct scale that they claim to be.

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Re: Type 7 towers versus Type 9

Postby subkraft » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:12 am

The tower kit is the Dream Arts one made for the Robbe Type 7....got it from Germany I think.
The scales are a bit all over the place....The Robbe Type 7 is 1:40, The Engel Type 9 is listed at 1:45,
The Accurate Armour tower which ended up using on the Robbe would be 1:35.
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Re: Type 7 towers versus Type 9

Postby JWLaRue » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:18 am

Okay....the Dream Arts tower is a beautiful kit. Since it should be slightly oversized for the Engel hull, it would be a good compromise. The only viewing aspect that would give away it's Type VII 'origins' would be one looking at it from high up on the bow, where the length to width ratio becomes apparent.

Very, very few people will notice that. :)

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