: The Finnish submarine Vesikko was built as a
: prototype for the German Type II submarine
: at the time, when Germany was not allowed to
: have submarines. She is the only surviving
: Type II and is today a museum ship in
: Helsinki (at the island fortress
: Suomenlinna). She is only open to visitors
: in summer, but for modellers anyway the
: outside is more relevant.
: Vesikko in Helsinki
: (click "Link zur Bildergalerie" to
: see the photos)
: The Special Hobby 1/72 scale type IIA kit from a few years ago used this sub for a prototype of their kit. The drain holes are unique to this sub, none of the German type IIís had the same pattern. So if you want a really good model of this exact vessel, this is your kit.