This model of U-190 represents a late-war version of the Type IX U-Boat (submarine), one of the two main types the German navy used in the battle of the Atlantic.
The Type IX and the smaller, shorter-ranged Type VII were the major threats to Allied shipping. Forward- and rearward-firing torpedo tubes (left and right) were the submarine's primary weapons. Anti-aircraft guns (centre right) were a response to Allied aircraft. U-190 sank the minesweeper HMCS Esquimalt near Halifax on 16 April 1945, with the loss of 44 of Esquimalt's crew, and surrendered to Canadian forces in May 1945.
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