The Type VII was based on earlier German submarine designs going back to the World War I Type UB III and especially the cancelled Type UG. The type UG was designed through the Dutch dummy company Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw Den Haag (I.v.S) to circumvent the limitations of the Treaty of Versailles, and was built by shipyards around the world. The Finnish Vetehinen class and Spanish Type E-1also provided some of the basis for the Type VII design. These designs led to the Type VII along with Type I, the latter being built in AG Wesershipyard in Bremen, Germany. The production of Type I was cut down after only two boats; the reasons for this are not certain. The design of the Type I was further used in the development of the Type VII and Type IX.World Hobby Miniatures has been the trusted distributors in Malaysia for many years now, we carry AFV, Aircraft, Automobile, Ships, Modelling Accessories, Tools, Paints, Photo-etch, Modelling Book, Magazine sand more. Over 55+ Brands are available in both of our e-store and physical store. We are also distinguished modelers who have been making models for various scenes both wartimes and present times. Given our experience in modelling we are proud of of our store products and guarantee satisfaction from all of our beloved customers. We are always expanding to bring more for our customers. Please drop us an email for any enquires or to provide feedback.