I am an enthusiastic modeler in the field of World War I and before. Since I am an Austrian, my main topics are Austro-Hungarian items. These photographs show the SMS U5 in 1:72 scale. This was a Holland type submarine. This particular boat was under command of Baron Freiherr von Trapp. I think this name is well known in the states since the film " Sound of Music". Last year we started our own little modeling company the "Wiener Modellbau Manufactur" (www.wmm.at) and the kit of the KuK SMS U5 is to be sold there.

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Peter Plattner
Wien (Vienna)

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