USS Melvin DD680
Fletcher class DestroyerKit
The first Fletcher class destroyer (DD/DDE 445) was designed in 1939
and commissioned June 30, 1942. Her blueprint design was followed by 174 more
destroyers called the Fletcher class. This ship was named after Admiral Frank
Friday Fletcher. The Fletcher-class destroyer was the foremost type of destroyer
of World War II. She incorporated many improvements over the earlier designs,
making her the most efficient and effective vessel. After proving her abilities,
Fletcher class destroyers were used extensively in all the theatres of World War
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Nick named the Blue Devil, Melvin's (DD-680) keel was laid down
6 July 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J. and launched
17 October 1943. Following her shakedown cruise off Bermuda. Melvin sailed for
the Pacific 1 February 1944. On approaching the island of Saipan by night she
sank an enemy submarine, RO-66. A few hours later, while steaming off northern
Saipan, she again engaged an enemy vessel, this time a merchantman, which burned brightly
for a few hours before sinking. For the next 23 days she provided counter battery
fire; conducted antisubmarine patrols and damaging an enemy submarine on the 17th.
She served as call fire ship for marines on the beach; escorted ships from Eniwetok,
and participated in the bombardment of Tinian.
#103-109-4 This kit would be equally suited for a fine display model
as it would be a
radio control model on your local pond. There is plenty of room for your r/c gear
including instructions explaining how to set everything up.
Length:36" Scale:1/125 Price: US$99.00on special US$84.95
If you would like to make
your model radio control operated, some modification of the kit is required.
#101-615-5 6-volt motor. Price: US$78.95
1 motor (with coupling socket attached)
1 Universal coupling socket 1/8" bore
1 dog bone joint
#139-785-8 . 2-channel 2-servo radio control system Price: US$79.95
2 servos, 1 reciever, 1 battery box, 1 wiring harness
#180-388-7 Electronic speed control with reverse
Quite simple. Three sets of wires. One set plugs into the battery. The second set into the motor. The third plugs directly into the reciever of your radio. Price: US$59.95
#181-434-7 Rechargable 7.2 volt 1800mh Price: US$24.95
#195-925-4 AC/DC Peak Power Charger
Can charge off of wall current (115V) or a 12 Volt battery in the field.
Please include and charge me for the appropriate glues.
Please pick the paints and charge me accordingly. (Acrylic paints. US$2.50. Metalic colors $2.75each)
Please note: Our minimum order is US$25.00
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