The Schwertwal was a German miniature submarine design that reached the trial stage in late April 1945. It had a crew of 2 and was designed to have a high subsurface speed of around 20 knots. The high speed was archived by the use of a Walther turbine. The submarine carried an armament of two torpedoes. The submarine lacked a periscope and the pilot viewed the outside world through an acrylic glass dome.
The prototype was scuttled at the end of the war but was later raised by the British and examined before being scrapped.