Midget Submarine "Hai" & "Hase" - ?

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Midget Submarine "Hai" & "Hase" - ?

Post by Greif » 06 Nov 2011 17:49

Hello,
Tell me please how look midget submarine "Hai"? On the pictures it looks as long "Marder" and on the foto it looks another. May be, it's "Hase" on foto?

Thanks for answer.
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Re: Midget Submarine "Hai" & "Hase" - ?

Post by Natter » 15 Dec 2012 23:00

Greif wrote:Tell me please how look midget submarine "Hai"? On the pictures it looks as long "Marder" and on the foto it looks another. May be, it's "Hase" on foto?
As far as I have been able to figure out from available sources (mind you: I'm struggling with german...), these are both "Hai": A development of the "Marder".
The "Hai" was supposed to have an ingolin-engine, but due to problems with production it ended up incorporating the engine and battery-combo from the G7e TIIId "Dackel" long-range torpedo (ie an extra battery-chamber, hence the lenght of +11m).
The gerät in your photo is refered to as "Hase" in a couple of sources, but according to Harald Foch this is supposed to be the last development of the "Hai", with improvements to manouverbility (of which the most noticeable is the front depth-rudder): The "Hai" apparently was not seeworthy in it's initial configuration.
This last version was equipped with an acoustic search-devise called "Hase" which might explain the confusion (?).
Anyway: The project was still under development at the end of the war and the only prototype(s) (1 or 2?) was demolished before the german surrender.

The ukraine model-maker "Mikro-Mir" offers 1:35 plastic models of both "Hai" and "Hase" (+ most other german midget types) which referes to the illustrations in the previous post, but as mentioned above: I don't think "Hase" was a separate type of midget-submarine ("manned torpedo" is perhaps a better category for types like these?).

NB: Please post or PM if you have more info on the "Hai" / "Hase" + "Marder II", "Marder III", "Biber II", "Biber III" and similar german projects in various stage of planning/development at the end of the war.



Here are my collection of books on the topic of midget-submarines, Kleinkampf-verbände, Marine-Einsatz-Kommando etc. (please post if you know more!):

"Midget Submarines of the Second World War" (Paul Kemp, 1999. English text. 134 pages. ISBN 1 84067 521 7 )

"Marine-Kleinkampf-Mittel" (Harald Fock, 1996. German text. 216 pages. ISBN 3-930656-34-5 )

"Im Kleinst U-Boot aus dem Nachlass eines Seehund-Fahrers" (Werner Schulz, 1995. German text, 218 pages. ISBN 3-89488-085-6 )

"Weapons of Desperation - German Frogmen and Midget Submarines of World War II" (Lawrence Patterson, 2006. English text. 292 pages. ISBN 1 86176 279 8 )

"German midgetsubmarines" (unknown writer, 2009. Russian text. 130 pages. ISBN 978-5-699-34273-0 )

"War at Sea 21 - Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes - Part 1" (unknown writer, 2005. Russian text. 52 pages)

"War at Sea 22 - Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes - Part 2" (unknown writer, 2005. Russian text. 52 pages)

"War at Sea 23 - Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes - Part 3" (unknown writer, 2005. Russian text. 52 pages)

"War at Sea 24 - Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes - Part 4" (unknown writer, 2005. Russian text. 52 pages)

"Das Kommando der Kleinkampfverbände der Kriegsmarine - Die 'Sturmwikinger' " (Helmut Blocksdorf, 2003. German text. 215 pages. ISBN 3-613-02339-X )

"Marine-Einsatz-Kommandos im Kommando der Kleinkampfverbände der Kriegsmarine 1944-1945" (Hartwig Kobelt, 2012. German text. 212 pages. ISBN 978-3-86933-075-4 )

"Suicide Squads - Axis and Allied Special Attack Weapons of World War II: Their Development and their Missions" (Richard O'Neil, 1981. English text. ISBN 345-30439-X )

"Einzelkämpfer auf See - Die deutschen Torpedoreiter, Froschmänner und Sprengbootpiloten im Zweiten Weltkrieg" (Cajus Bekker, 1978. German text. 220 pages. ISBN 3 7822 0169 8 )

"Sabotage unter Wasser - Die deutschen Kampfschwimmer im Zweiten Weltkrieg" (Michael Jung, 2004. German text. 168 pages. ISBN 3-8132-0818-4 )

"…und libten doch das Leben - Die fast unbekannt gebliebenen, verwegenen Einsätze deutscher Torpedoreiter, Froschmänner und Sprengboot-Piloten" (Cajus Bekker , 1980. German text. 180 pages. ISBN 3-453-00009-9 )

"Sabotage unter Wasser - Die deutschen Kampfschwimmer im Zweiten Weltkrieg" (Michael Jung, 2004. German text. 168 pages. ISBN 3-8132-0818-4 )

"Kommando - German Special Forces of World War Two" (James Lucas, 2003. English text. 264 pages. ISBN 0-7858-1681-X )


"Underwater Warriors" (Paul Kemp, 1999. English text. 264 pages. ISBN 1 86019 991 7 )*

"Above Us the Waves - The Story of Midget Submarines & Human Torpedoes" (C.E.T. Warren & James Benson, 1953. English text. 260 pages. ISBN 1-84415-440-8 )*


*Note: Only english vehicles/operations are covered

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Re: Midget Submarine "Hai" & "Hase" - ?

Post by bettika » 14 Nov 2019 20:03

Greif wrote:
06 Nov 2011 17:49
Hello,
Tell me please how look midget submarine "Hai"? On the pictures it looks as long "Marder" and on the foto it looks another. May be, it's "Hase" on foto?

Thanks for answer.
Hello,
the Foto is from the film "Sneak Craft" Oct 1945 produced by O.S.S
you can see in the background other midget Sub as SEEHUND and MOLCH.
This part of the film maybe (?) shows trials in Port Everglades, Miami in July 1945.
Trials with german midget submarines were described in the book "Die Seehunde" Klaus Mattes.
Anyway: The project was still under development at the end of the war and the only prototype(s) (1 or 2?) was demolished before the german surrender.
This could mean, the HAI was not destroyed before surrender.
we see differences between the drawing and the Foto. The cupola in the Foto is in the middle, in the drawing its behind the Torpedohead.

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