German Type IX submarine

The Type IX was a series of submarine s built for the Kriegsmarine during World War II. Submarines were designed as “heavy” or powerful transoceanic operations (South Atlantic, Indian and Pacific).

Type IX U-boats were 6 torpedo tubes (4 forward and 2 aft). They had six torpedo reload inside the submarine and five outer compartments in which you could store up to 10 torpedoes. The pool of torpedoes harass convoys allowed for several days (or rather for several nights, when they launched their attacks).

If they encountered any unguarded merchant or to finish off the boats that were touched and had been taken down on deck had a cannon Utof 105/45, which used to have 110 recharges.

Type IX

The Type IX was the basic type of this submarine, was well armed, had a great deal of autonomy, but only constructed eight units (U 37 to U 44) at the shipyard AG Weser in Bremen. This class had a very short production period since then was put into making the next upgrade.

In this series you can highlight the U 37 200 124 t able to sink the U 38 that managed to sink a total of 188 967 t.

Type IXB

The Type IX was similar to its predecessor, although it had increased fuel storage capacity, which increased their autonomy. The extra weight caused a small loss of submerged speed. The front barrel was located a little closer to the control tower.

Fourteen units were built in the shipyards version AG Weser in Bremen. I was assigned the following numbering: U 64, U 65, U 103 to U 111, U 122 to U 124.

It was the most successful version, because each submarine of this class was average to his credit more than 100 000 t sunk.

You can highlight the commanding U 123 Hardegen Reinhard, who opened the attack in U.S. waters in early 1942, and U 107, which near Freetown under the command of Hessler got more successful mission throughout the war sink reach about 100,000 tons.

Type IXC

Type IXC/40

The Type IXC reached its greatest potential in IXC/40 subversion, with increased fuel capacity gave it greater autonomy.

They came to build 87 units of this model, which was the most produced of this type, in shipyards and Seebeckwerft AG Weser of Bremen and the Deutsche Werft in Hamburg.

They were assigned the following numbering: U 66 to U 68, U 125 and U 131, U 153 to U 166, U 171 to U 176, U 501 to U 524 and U 533.

Type IXD

IXD Type was a longer version and heavier than previous Type IX, with 11 m or more in length, although their range was reduced and its speed was somewhat smaller immersion, the surface speed increased to 20 knots. This speed increase is achieved by the installation of the Mercedes Benz MB501 used in the E-Boat MAN instead of initials. These engines were coupled in pairs who ran one of the two helices of the submersible.

They took the following numbers: U 177 to U 182, U 195 to U 200, U 847 to U 864 and U 871 to U 876.

Type IX D1

He presented several technical problems including overheating and high emission of smoke, adding to the ease of detection by enemy aircraft. Only two units were built in this version (U 180 and U 195).

Type IX D1 (transport)

This version is characterized by the installation of conventional diesel Germaniawerft in U 180 and U 195. The torpedo tubes were removed in order to increase their capacity, since they were used as freighters with a capacity of immersion.

Type IX D2

This type was equipped with motors in pairs, their longer allowed to carry two additional diesel engines were used in cruise, while the supercharged diesel were used to quickly recharge the battery banks.

It was building a model of Type IX D2/42.

Types Kriegsmarine submarine

Submarine classes

Submarines Type IX

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