Item Number: ILK63504
1/35 British HMS X-Craft Submarine
he X class was a World War II midget submarine class built for the Royal Navy during 1943-44. It was substantially larger than the original Chariot manned torpedo.
Known individually as X-Craft, the vessels were designed to be towed to their intended area of operations by a full-size "mother" submarine - usually one of the T class or S class - with a passage crew on board, the operational crew being transferred from the towing submarine to the X-Craft by dinghy when the operational area was reached, and the passage crew returning with the dinghy to the towing submarine. Once the attack was over, the X-Craft would rendezvous with the towing submarine and then be towed home.