1942, somewhere in the North Atlantic: As calculating as a beast of prey, a submarine is almost invisible as it stalks a convoy escort with its periscope.
The tubes are flooded. In a sudden rush of air bubbles, a torpedo is shot from the hull and speeds towards its target. Submarines were a much feared weapon of the German Navy in the Second World War.
During the first half of the war, the submarine fleet was very successful in causing major damage to the Allied naval forces and was able to disrupt important supply lines at sea.
Only much later on in the war did the Allies develop effective strategies to detect and combat German submarines, causing the hunters to become the hunted.
The submarine featured in the screen saver is a Type IX: a long distance model that was designed to operate far away from its home port. Observe this detailed replica in action and order now!
Observe this detailed replica in action and order now!