The Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) was a special-purpose force established by the United States Navy during World War II. They came to be considered more elite and tactical during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Their primary WWII function began with the reconnaissance and removal of natural or man-made obstacles on beaches prior to amphibious landings. The United States Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams were pioneers in underwater demolition, closed-circuit diving, combat swimming, and midget submarine (dry and wet submersible) operations. Commando training was added making them the forerunner to the United States Navy SEAL program that exists today.
Kit features a full-hull Underwater Demolition Team boat with a side raft pick-up unit and display stand, five “Frogmen” figures with air tanks, two sailor crew figures and decals with authentic U.S. Navy graphics.