Reviewed by Sean Hert

The Type 209 class of submarines was designed for the export market to replace aging World War Two submarines in service with navies world wide. This submarine is a continuance of the evolution seen from Type 201, to the Type 205 and 206.

There are five versions of the Type 209 diesel-electric in service around the world (though none have ever served in the German Navy, as this was an export design); this model is of an early 209/1200 with the large bulged bow.


A standard OKB sub; single piece full hull, cast on a central sprue, and a separate resin prop hub. This sub is cast to OKB's standard quality, with nicely etched details and appearance.


Two small photoetch frets are included; a fret with a seven-bladed scimitar prop, and a fret with a display stand.

There were no instructions included with this kit.

OKB's ever expanding line of 1/700 subs doesn't disappoint; they offer interesting subjects in a standard scale at a very affordable price.

Available from Pacific Front Models, this kit retails for $15.95. Thanks to OKB for this review sample.