WWII Submarine Type IX C U-Boat 505 (late) model kit 1/72Revell Germany
By any standards the U-505 was an unlucky ship for the Kriegsmarine, but she turned out to be lucky for the Allies. She was captured by the US Navy in June, 1944 while on patrol off the coast of Africa. Her codebooks, Enigma machine and torpedoes were all captured intact as well as the ship itself. Information gleaned from this classified capture saved thousands of lives. The ship is currently part of an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
full decals with markings for U-505 from before she was captured and after, once the US Navy ratings had added their own slogan on the front of the tower. There are also identification decals for the stand which fit into their respective indentations.