The German Type VII Submarine

   Type VII U-Boats were the most common type of German World War II U-boat.

   Remarkable for:   The German U-Boats were formidable fighting machines. They inflicted massive damage on the allied merchant fleets and operated with impunity, severely disrupting the movement of troops and cargo, until the allied commanders devised new tactics and techniques to deal with them. The type VII was the most produced model of submarine in history.

   In popular culture:   This submarine plays a major role in the movie Das Boot.

German Type VII U-Boat

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