The Kriegsmarine was the navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official branches, along with the Heer (Army) and the Luftwaffe (Air Force), of the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of National Socialist Germany (1933-1945).The Kriegsmarine grew rapidly during German naval rearmament in the 1930s (the Treaty of Versailles of 1919 had limited the size of the German navy previously, and prohibited building of submarines).Kriegsmarine ships were deployed to the waters around Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) under the guise of enforcing non-intervention, but in reality supporting the Nationalist side of Generalissimo Francisco Franco (1892-1975, in power 1939-1975), of the civil war against the Spanish Republicans.
In January 1939 Plan Z was ordered, calling for surface naval parity with the British Royal Navy by 1944. However, when World War II broke out in September 1939, Plan Z was shelved in favour of a crash building program for submarines (U-boats) instead of capital surface warships and prioritizing land and air forces.
The Kriegsmarine's most famous ships were the U-boats, most of which were constructed after Plan Z was abandoned at the beginning of World War II. Wolfpacks were rapidly assembled groups of submarines which attacked British convoys during the first half of the Battle of the Atlantic but this tactic was largely abandoned in the second half of the war by 1943. Along with the U-boats, surface commerce raiders were used to disrupt Allied shipping in the early years of the war, the most famous of these being the heavy cruisers Admiral Graf Spee and Admiral Scheer and the battleship Bismarck. However, the adoption of convoy escorts, especially in the Atlantic, greatly reduced the effectiveness of surface commerce raiders against convoys. After the Second World War in 1945, the Kriegsmarine's remaining ships were divided up amongst the Allied powers and were used for various purposes including minesweeping.
What is included:
Poser Conforming figures:
Kriegsmarine Jackboots L+R
Jacket - Blue and White
Pants - Blue and White
Tellermütze - Blue and White
Talies Names: Kriegsmarine, Torpedoboot Wolf, Unterseeboot U-534
Up to 4kx4k and textures suitable for closeups, Unpacked Runtime Size: 140 MB.
suitable for animations. Historical reconstruction, real life inspiration. Use of nazi insignia images are from pure historical reasons. I have no intent to glorify or defend nazi army or navy in any way.
Software: Poser 7+
Compatible figures: Michael 4