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German submarine U-480

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U-480 was an experimental Kriegsmarine Type VIIC U-boat of World War II. Considered by many to be the first stealth submarine, it was equipped with a special rubber coating, that made it difficult to detect with British ASDIC (sonar).
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    • Design 

    • Service history 

    • The coating