The U-16 is based on a submarine operated by
the German Federal Navy. The sub features a real static diving system
utilizing a vertical movement motor which controls a flood tank.
As the tank floods, the boat starts to sink under its own weight; it surfaces
using the same method. The result is that the model can "hover"
(remain stationary) in the water. Excellent maneuverability is obtained
by the stern thruster combined with the relatively short hull - the model is
shorter than scale. The drive battery can be charged quickly and easily, as
the switch socket doubles as the charge socket. The two red searchlights glow
when the boat is running, making the model look truly realistic. As the
submarine is so small, it can easily be operated in the bath or an aquarium.
Operating instructions in German, English and French. Factory-assembled and
painted model submarine, ready to run; radio control transmitter, battery
charger and small items.
Right / left steering
Drive motors On / Off
Fill / drain flood tank
5.20” x 1.30” x 2.0”
Max. diving depth approx. 20”