Avis Models (MicroMir) has announced the September 2016 release of AVSAVM3516, the German Midget Submarine Schwertwal 1 in 1/35 scale.
Three new ‘boomer’ submarine kits are now being produced by Micro Mir. All boats are SSBNs (Ballistic Nuclear Submarines) of the US Navy that served before the current Ohio class boats entered service.
Micro Mir of Ukraine has announced the March 2016 release of kit AVSAVM9325, a British M-class Submarine in 1/350 scale.
A relatively unknown boat, the Project 673 SSN was designed in 1960 as a small and fast SSN. To maximize speed, the sail was removed and because of the lack of a sail, this submarine could have been the most maneuverable submarine ever built. Micro-Mir has now released their kit of this Soviet era 'X' boat.
The Project 1710 'Mackerel' submarine (known by the NATO reporting name "Beluga") was a Russian SSA diesel-electric submarine. It was an experimental vessel used for testing propulsion systems, hull forms and control systems. Now Micro-Mir offers a 1/350 kit of this test boat.
Not on their website yet but appearing at various on-line retail sites, mostly as 'not in stock', Micro Mir has a kit of the first submarine deployed for a combat It was designed by colonial inventor David Bushnell for use against British Royal Navy vessels occupying North American harbors during the American Revolutionary War .
I missed this one that was released last month, a K-Class(K Type on the box cover) British submarine. They were built from 1916 to 1923 and were to be large, fast vessels with the endurance and speed to operate with the battle fleet.
The newest boat from Micro-Mir in 1/350 is the Lafayette class nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN). The Lafayette class was an evolutionary development from the Ethan Allen class of SSBNs, slightly larger and generally improved.
This kit was released earlier this spring but I wanted to make mention of it here. A Cold War midget submarine from the Soviet Union, the Project 907 was an SDV -Swimmer Delivery Vehicle in US designation, SMPL - Sverkhmalaya Podvodnavy Lodka (Super Small Submarines) in Russian. It was developed in the late 60's-early 70's.
What would become known to the West as the Foxtrot class was a class of diesel-electric patrol submarines that were built in the Soviet Union. The Soviet designation of this class was Project 641. An actual 641 submarine was used in the filming of recent Jude Law film, Black Sea.
Micro-Mir has released a kit of America's first 'boomer' submarine class to join their current fleet of 1/350 boats.
The Type XVII U-boats were small coastal submarines used for research to test Hellmuth Walter's high test peroxide propulsion system, which offered a combination of air-independent propulsion and high submerged speeds.
The first combat submarine to sink a warship, the CSS Hunley is coming as a 1/35 kit planned by Micro-Mir.
Following the SSN-593 and SSN-637 is the new SSN-585!
Ukraine manufacturer Micro-Mir has announce the release of the WWII German midget sub Dolphin in 1/35. This limited release kit will feature a clear hull half.
New submarine kits seem to be surfacing everywhere these days. The latest three offerings come in 1/350 scale from Avis Models.