T-22 class 1939 (Elbing)

T-22 class 1939 (Elbing)

(GPM)

The Elbing-class torpedo boats were a class of 15 small warships that served in the Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

More details ↓

$17.13

On request

GPM-SW-0019

More info

  • Type: torpedo boat
  • Historical period: World War II, 1942
  • Country: Germany
  • Scale: 1:200
  • Number of sheets: 14 sheets B4

Historical information

The Elbing-class torpedo boats (or Flottentorpedoboot 1939) were a class of 15 small warships that served in the Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

Although classed as Flottentorpedoboot ("fleet torpedo boat") by the Germans, in most respects — displacement, weaponry, usage — they were comparable to contemporary medium-size destroyers. The most notable difference was in the armament of the Elbings being fewer in number and of a slightly smaller caliber — 105 mm (4.1 in) compared to the 4.7 in (120 mm) of contemporary British destroyers such as the "L"- and "M"-classes.

They were effective fighting vessels, a notable success being the sinking of the British light cruiser HMS Charybdis and the escort destroyer HMS Limbourne by torpedoes, off Brittany in October 1943. The 4th Torpedo Boat Flotilla — T22, T23, T25, T25, and T26 — had been protecting an important blockade runner though despite their success it ran aground and was lost. Three ships — T22, T30, and T32 — were accidentally lost on 18 August 1943 on a German minefield in the Gulf of Finland.

Comments

No customer comments for the moment.

To add your comment, please log in.

Customers who bought this product also bought...

Cart  

No products


Cart Check out

Manufacturers