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Revell 1/72 US Navy Skipjack Class Submarine


Revell 1/72 US Navy Skipjack Class Submarine

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CODE: RV05119
Retail Price: 69.99
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Description

This is the Revell reboxing of the fantastic (and massive) Moebius Models Skipjack submarine.

The USS Skipjack (SSN-585) was the first US Navy nuclear attack submarine with a hydro-dynamically optimized tear-drop shaped hull. The hull was a single pressure hull with circular cross-section made of high strength HY-80 steel. A visual feature was that the forward diving planes were sail-mounted for the first time. The six torpedo tubes in the bow could fire a total of 24 torpedoes. The newly developed S5W nuclear reactor enabled her to remain submerged for a long period and her range was only limited by food stores. The shipyard test run confirmed sensational performance with a top speed of over 30 knots when submerged. When the USS Skipjack was transferred to the fleet on 15th April 1959, the US Navy received its first true submersible that could operate submerged for months at a time to secure the safety of fast-moving fleet units. Until their decommissioning, the six vessels of the Skipjack Class formed the senior unit of the US submarine fleet. The USS Skipjack was the last submarine of that class to be retired on 19th April 1990.

Model details:

  • Over 1m long (1,067mm to be exact).
  • 4-part hull.
  • Metal seawater intake and outlet vents (photo-etched parts).
  • Movable 5-blade propeller.
  • Antennae, periscope and snorkel can be shown raised.
  • Detailed sail (Conning tower).
  • Hull with recessed panel lines.
  • Movable diving planes.
  • Representation of escape hatches and mushroom anchor.
  • Includes transparent parts.
  • Display stand.
  • R/C compatible (R/C gear not included).

Decals for all six submarines of the Skipjack Class:

  • U.S.S. Skipjack (SSN-585),US-Navy, Groton 1968.
  • U.S.S. Scamp (SSN-588), US-Navy, Vallejo, 1961.
  • U.S.S. Scamp (SSN-588), US-Navy, Vallejo, 1966.
  • U.S.S. Scorpion (SSN-589), US-Navy, Groton, 1960.
  • U.S.S. Sculpin (SSN-590), US-Navy, Pascagoula, 1961.
  • U.S.S. Shark (SSN-591), US-Navy, Newport News, 1961.
  • U.S.S. Snook (SSN-592), US-Navy, Pascagoula, 1961.

Unfortunately this kit is too large to be sent overseas by airmail. Please enquire about the cost of courier delivery.

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